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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 Networking Breakfast

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

FREE

Your chance to connect with each other and other support available to you.

Workplace World Cup!

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

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

£10.00

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!


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 Networking Breakfast

Thu, 21 Mar 2019 (08:00 - 10:30)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, SportPark, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF

Your chance to connect with each other and other support available to you.

Leicestershire Digital Conference

Thu, 11 Apr 2019

Leicester Racecourse, Oadby, Leicester, LE2 4AL

From getting the most from your social media channels, to making sure your business stands out from the crowd in online searches, this action-packed event will help businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire get the best from the latest digital technologies.

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!

Leicester Business Festival 2019

Mon, 28 Oct 2019 - Fri, 08 Nov 2019

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

Partners

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