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Business of Sport Network Session


Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
3 Oakwood Drive
LE11 3QF
Contact Name
Ali Clements
Contact Email
Contact Telephone
Tue, 11 Dec 2018 (08:00 - 10:30)
Organised By
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport
Bookit, Business, Economy, Events, Featured
The session will feature Speakers on Digital Growth Fund and Support, LRS Insight Hub and an Independent Accountant.

The session will feature Speakers on Digital Growth Fund and Support, LRS Insight Hub and an Independent Accountant.

Independent Accountant - How will this year's budget affect you and your business? Q and A session. (Questions can be submitted prior to the session).

Digital Growth- How can your business make the most of the support available?

8.00 am Arrival, coffee/tea and a breakfast roll

8.20 am Welcome and business card sharing

8.30 – 8.45 am Stuart Spencer from Charnwood Accountants & Business Advisors will join us for the morning session. Stuart is an experienced accountant, specialising in working with sports professionals & related businesses as well as being a dedicated distance runner. He will give an update on the budget this year and any key points he feels are relevant to those in the room including Research and Development and Investment Relief.

8.45-8.55 am Questions for Stuart.

If you have questions you would answering, please send these to A.clements@lrsport.org who will share these with Stuart ahead of the day.

8.50 – 9.10 Diane Beresford , Deputy Chief Executive, East Midlands Chamber

East Midlands Chamber manage and deliver the LLEP Digital Growth Programme which is a fully funded programme of digital workshops and grant funding to help SMEs improve productivity and grow. Diane will provide an overview of the support available, help you to understand how you can access the support and will provide an overview of the new opportunities currently being developed. This will be followed by an open debate to help shape a dedicated programme for the sector.

9.10-9.40 Small table discussions about the top priorities for SME's in our sector.

As SMEs in the sports, fitness, physical activity and leisure sector we have the chance to explore if we need any additional digital business support in the way of systems or training to drive business growth. This could be linked to developing strategies ranging from website development and ecommerce, social media marketing through to cloud computing and video production. The outcomes of this discussion will inform a strategy to drive digital growth and productivity in the sport, fitness, physical activity and leisure sector.

9.40-9.50 LRS Insight Hub – FREE access to local data and insight for sport and physical activity businesses

Are you clear on the population demographics in your area and how to identify the target areas for your products or services? Hear about how you and your team can access the LRS Insight Hub.

A further hour with the LRS Insight Officer from 10.30-11.30 will be available to have a more detailed discussion if required.

Don't miss your chance to be involved. Free breakfast, tea and coffee.

To book a place please complete the booking form using the 'Book Now' option below. Once booked, further details will be sent to you shortly.

To ensure that these events can continue to be free, please can you let us know more than 24 hours before if you are unable to attend.




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


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