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Business Support for Leicester and Leicestershire Businesses

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LLEP Business Gateway Growth Hub: A One-Stop Shop for Business Development

At the Business Gateway, our primary goal is to empower you to achieve long-term success and growth for your business. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to take your business to the next level, we’re here to provide guidance and support.

We’ve brought together the best of local, regional, and national business support services all in one convenient location. This approach allows us to provide you with tailored advice and insights that are specific to your business needs. Our team of experienced professionals is committed to helping you succeed by providing you with access to the tools, resources, and expertise you need to achieve your business goals.

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About the Leicester Employment Hub

Leicester Employment Hub is a business support service for employers in Leicester, run by Leicester City Council. The project team is dedicated to bridging the gap between employers and local people seeking meaningful employment opportunities. The hub has run successful recruitment campaigns for the likes of NEXT, Dunelm, and the NHS as well as smaller businesses. This free, personalised service can support your business in the following ways: • Impartial…

Charity to Deliver £100k Worth of Business Grants

The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity DOUBLES its grants budget to support businesses in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Having provided interest-free loans to help support aspiring and existing business owners within Leicestershire and Rutland since 1542, The Sir Thomas White Loan Charity (STWLC) has announced that it is now welcoming applications for grants of up to £5,000 to support businesses within the county. With 2024 being the 60th year of…

Data Protection for Small Organisations: A Guide

Data protection is a critical issue for all organisations, regardless of size. It’s about protecting the personal information you hold about individuals, such as their name, address, and email address. Complying with data protection law is essential to avoid hefty fines and reputational damage. The good news is that complying with data protection law doesn’t have to be expensive or time-consuming, especially for small organisations. In fact, most small companies…

Sponsorship Opportunities 2024/2025 Leicestershire World of Work

Securing the right skills and fostering young talent is crucial to many employers across Leicester and Leicestershire – providing you with fresh insights and developing the workforce needed in the future. However, young people are not always aware of areas businesses. Sponsorship Opportunities 2024/2025 with the Leicestershire World of Work is an easy, cost-effective way get information on your business and sector cascaded out to young people starting out their…