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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.



Courses - Business of Sport

Business of Sport Network Session

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

Location: Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8EB., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 8EB

Price: FREE

The session will include Speakers on Apprenticeships - funding, processes and support, People Buy from People - the value of networking.


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

Plans for new £1m pavilion agreed in Oadby & Wigston

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 11:47

Planning Permission for the building of a new modern sports and community pavilion at Horsewell Lane was granted at the Council's Development Control Committee on the 30 August 2018.

Leicester and Leicestershire’s ‘Business of Sport Network’ – Connecting to achieve growth

Tue, 11 Sep 2018 16:08

A new stream of work is underway to help sports related businesses connect with business support and connect with others in the industry to drive businesses to growth and development.

Local Business Opportunities

Business of Sport Network Session

Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

Location: Leicestershire County Cricket Club, Fischer County Ground, Grace Road, Leicester, LE2 8EB., Leicester, Leicestershire, LE2 8EB

The session will include Speakers on Apprenticeships - funding, processes and support, People Buy from People - the value of networking.

Talk Sport Student Conference 2019

Date: Thu, 31 Jan 2019 (12:00 - 16:00)

Location: Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3TU

The Careers Fair is an opportunity to engage with students from across Loughborough University who are interested in a career within the sports industry.

Leicester Business Festival 2019

Date: Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019

Location: Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland, Various,

Leicester Business Festival is back for 2018

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

Partners

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