Develop your business utilising the local expertise and support

Growth Hub - LLEP Business Gateway

As the Growth Hub for Leicester and Leicestershire their role is to simplify access to business support with a signposting service to local, regional and national programmes. Their information and advice is FREE and impartial and covers a range of topics including:

Starting a Business | Business Growth | Planning and Strategy |Access to Finance | Training & Skills | Innovation | International Markets | Regulation & Compliance |Business Adviser Reviews | Workshops and Masterclasses.

The LLEP Business Gateway is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Leicester Employment Hub

The Leicester Employment Hub is here to support your recruitment needs.

Promotional support for the business sector

Ensure your account on this website is set up fully and you are utilising the free promotional services available, including...

During 2017/18 the LRS website reached 98,000 users – make the most of this!

To get started, you'll need to log-in or register on this website.

Once logged in, go to your 'Dashboard' (top of the website) and go to 'My Clubs & Organisations' - within this section you can add or link yourself to a Business/Organisation/Club. Within the 'Manage' section you can then start to update and promote your business and opportunities.

We are looking to improve how we promote the broader sector of businesses within the sport and physical activity sector, therefore if you have any feedback, please contact Ali Clements.

University Links

Careers and Recruitment Fairs

Placements & Apprenticeships

DMU – Fieldwork Opportunity

The Leicester Castle Business School at De Montfort University offers a 15-month Business Management in Sport MSc. This course provides multiple opportunities for students to gain experience working with sport organisations and businesses as part of their academic curriculum. If you are interested in providing an opportunity for a Business Management in Sport MSc student to gain experience in the sport industry with your organisation, please contact Dr. Heather Dichter at

Connect with Loughborough University, find out more in the document below.

Loughborough College

Loughborough College offer a range of apprenticeship options and the articles below give you some further information. Please email Victoria Harris for more information.

Additional Links & Resources


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


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