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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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Leicester Scheme For Better Pubs And Clubs Wins National Award

The first year of Leicester’s Best Bar None scheme secured the ‘Best New Scheme’ award at the national Best Bar None awards, hosted at the House of Commons this week. The scheme is a national initiative that rewards well-run pubs, clubs, and bars. It aims to promote excellence and safety in the licensed trade, in turn contributing to a more enjoyable experience for customers.

Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024 set to be biggest yet

Leicestershire Innovation Festival 2024 drew more than 1,000 attendees over a busy fortnight of events. Organisers say that 2024 looks set to be the biggest innovation festival to date – with further events still to come after the Business Gateway Growth Hub took over the annual Leicestershire Innovation Awards.

TBAT Innovation Launches the 2024 Innovation Challenge

TBAT Innovation is excited to announce the launch of The Innovation Challenge, an initiative aimed at supporting SMEs in their quest for innovation and growth. The programme, meticulously crafted by TBAT’s expert team, brings together key partners to provide invaluable support and guidance to businesses looking to innovate.

Students learn how to apply ideas during unique innovation day at Holovis

Dozens of young people learned how to turn ideas into action as they explored innovation during a unique visit to Holovis. The sixth form and college students received a masterclass in developing design and proof concept while visiting the base of the world leader in immersive and interactive attractions and experiences. It included developing an innovation mindset, learning practical concepts and skills, critical thinking, networking, and overcoming barriers to change….