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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.

What’s New!

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Zero Carbon Innovation Centre gets Green Light

Major new plans for a multi-million pound East Midlands zero carbon innovation centre – aiming to transform cutting edge green research into commercial products – have been unveiled by East Midlands Freeport. The UK’s only inland Freeport also revealed it has attracted £150m of investment, signed off over £5m to fund the first two of seven initial projects designed to level up the region and created 200 new jobs as…

LSIP: Take part in the ongoing skills improvement plan

Businesses are invited to be part of a new initiative which takes an innovative approach to bringing together businesses and education providers to ensure Leicester and Leicestershire can deliver the skills needed for now and the future.

Made Smarter East Midlands Welcomes Government’s £4.5 Billion Investment in Manufacturing

Made Smarter East Midlands welcomes the recent government announcement, delivered by Chancellor Jeremy Hunt in the Autumn Statement on 22nd November 2023, who confirmed; “(the Government) will make available £4.5 billion of support over the 5 years to 2030 to attract investment into strategic manufacturing sectors.”

Workforce would benefit from green skills training, new report advises

Upskilling and training will be required to get Leicester and Leicestershire’s workforce up to speed with green skills, a new report advises. The Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) released the Green Skills Report in partnership with Leicestershire County Council.