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.
Leicester Employment Hub Apprenticeships (PDF, 815 Kb)
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...
- Promote your business, activities, venues and sessions so they appear across the LRS website, including the 'Get Active Search Engine' and A-Z of Sport, Physical Activity and Wellbeing
- Promote your one-off events
- Post any job opportunities or volunteering opportunities you want to promote
- Opportunities for additional promotion across LRS' websites, newsletters and social media platforms.
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.
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 email@example.com
Connect with Loughborough University, find out more in the document below.
Boost your Business Flyer (PDF, 534 Kb)
Loughborough College offer a range of apprenticeship options and the articles below give you some further information. Please email Victoria Harris Victoria.firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
BA Honours Sport Management Degree Lboro College (PDF, 404 Kb)
BA Hons Sport Management Blended Learning Lboro College (PDF, 143 Kb)
Additional Links & Resources
Connect. Innovate. Succeed. (PDF, 327 Kb)
The way Loughborough University creates businesses is changing. Collaborating with others,sharing knowledge and supporting each other throughout the process is now a vital step in creating new start-ups.
CASE has a contract with Leicestershire County Council to provide 'free' advice to voluntary sector groups, social enterprises and co-operatives based in Leicestershire.
East Midlands Funding Forum E Bulletin Feb 19 (PDF, 236 Kb)
BoS Solutions to Challenges - March 2019 (PDF, 96 Kb)