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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

Join our ‘Business of Sport’ Network!

Mon, 03 Sep 2018 13:40

The Premier location for sport and physical activity.

London 2012 legacy generates more than £130 million for the capital from hosting major sporting events

Thu, 16 Aug 2018 15:10

UK Sport's National Lottery investment into major events in 2012 legacy venues creates economic impact of £134m following the Games.

Significant growth opportunities highlighted in local Industrial Strategy

Wed, 08 Aug 2018 10:32

The final LLEP Industrial Strategy Prospectus has now been shared, which includes the strengths of the sports sector.

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

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

Partners

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