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Grow your sporting business

Business of Sport Network

Be part of Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport's 'Business of Sport Network' striving to make Leicestershire and Leicester the premier, high performing location for undertaking the business of physical activity and sport.

Our network gives you:

  • A single point of access for business support to meet your needs - many of which are free
  • Access to seminars and workshops to help you to grow your business - see below
  • Connect with other businesses, suppliers, buyers, event hosts, venues, clubs, coaches and participants
  • News and updates which affect the sporting economy in Leicestershire and Leicester.

Sign-up to the Business of Sport Network using the widget above, and take a look around these website pages for further support.


Coming Soon: Leicester and Leicestershire's Sports Events Calendar! A calendar of premier sporting events, national fixtures and mass participation opportunities across the area. Add your Event so it has the opportunity to be showcased!


Courses - Business of Sport

Wellbeing@Work & Business of Sport Network Information Session

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 (08:00 - 12:00)

Various Locations Across Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

FREE

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport invite you to join a Wellbeing@Work and a Business of Sport Network information session in each of the districts.

Workplace World Cup!

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 (17:00 - 21:00)

Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 4AQ

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland-based workplaces have the opportunity to showcase their skill and sportsmanship as they take part in a multitude of sports at the Workplace World Cup!

Workplace 5-a-Side Football Competition

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

Goals, Leicester, Wakerley Road, Leicester, LE5 4WJ

£20.00

Companies and organisations across Leicester-Shire and Rutland are invited to take part in our next Workplace Competition - 5-a-Side Football.

LRS Suppliers Event

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 (08:45 - 16:20)

The Stadium at Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

FREE

Calling suppliers of products to the Sports Sector. This is your chance to meet 9 potential buyers of your products.


Premier location for sport and physical activity

Leicestershire and Leicester is one of the premier locations for sport and physical activity in England, and can justifiably lay claim to being England's 'County and City' sporting capital. Leicestershire are leading the way with a Growth Plan for the Sport and Physical Activity sector.

Andy Reed OBE (LLEP Board Member Champion for Sport & Physical Activity) said:

"Our Vision is to promote Leicester and Leicestershire as a premier, high performing location for undertaking the business of physical activity and sport"

In 2016 Sport and Physical Activity brought £37 billion into the UK economy.

Leicester and Leicestershire recognise the huge sporting strengths in our area and a dedicated Economy and Sport Growth Manager has been brought in to roll out 3 streams of work over the next 2 years.

  • Increase visitors to the area
  • Develop a 'Single Point of Access' for businesses motivated to grow and develop
  • Review career pathways and skills gaps within the sector


How the Sport and Physical Activity sector contributed to the economy in 2016


Latest News

Top tips for Networking

Tue, 23 Apr 2019 11:09

Networking might be something others do but it's not for me! Have you ever had this kind of thought?

Power to change – Community Business Bright Ideas Fund

Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:57

The Bright Ideas Fund supports new community business ideas through the start-up and planning stages with tailored business support, to the implementation stage with grants of up to £15,000.

Local Business Opportunities

Wellbeing@Work & Business of Sport Network Information Session

Tue, 04 Jun 2019 - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 (08:00 - 12:00)

Various Locations Across Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport invite you to join a Wellbeing@Work and a Business of Sport Network information session in each of the districts.

Workplace World Cup!

Thu, 06 Jun 2019 (17:00 - 21:00)

Brockington College, Blaby Road, Enderby, Leicestershire, LE19 4AQ

Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland-based workplaces have the opportunity to showcase their skill and sportsmanship as they take part in a multitude of sports at the Workplace World Cup!

Workplace 5-a-Side Football Competition

Tue, 09 Jul 2019 (17:30 - 20:30)

Goals, Leicester, Wakerley Road, Leicester, LE5 4WJ

Companies and organisations across Leicester-Shire and Rutland are invited to take part in our next Workplace Competition - 5-a-Side Football.

LRS Suppliers Event

Tue, 17 Sep 2019 (08:45 - 16:20)

The Stadium at Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

Calling suppliers of products to the Sports Sector. This is your chance to meet 9 potential buyers of your products.

Leicester Business Festival 2019

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, Various,, LE1 4AN

Leicester Business Festival is back for 2019

For more information and support please contact:

Ali Clements

Ali Clements

Economy & Sport Growth Manager

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
07785 766 644 / 01509 564878

Partners

  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA
    Active Rutland
    O&W LSA
    Safeguarding
  • Charnwood LSA
    Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
    Leicestershire County Council
  • H&B LSA
    Active Leicester
    NWL LSA
    Sport England

Partners

  • Active Rutland
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Blaby LSA
    H&B LSA
  • Melton LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    NWL LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
  • Active Leicester
    Active Partnerships