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One-to-one, tailored support and guidance for businesses seeking help, information and advice.

How We Can Help

The Growth Hub is a single place to access business support across Leicester and Leicestershire. We offer free and impartial advice to help all local businesses, with a particular focus on those who are looking to grow and increase productivity.


Our Services

Grow your business with free access to one-to-one advice, the Business Growth Grant and a range of events from the Growth Hub.



Find out about grants, loans and alternative funding to support your business growth.



Access tailored support to meet your business growth challenges through our network of local and national partners.


Events & Workshops

Stay informed and keep learning through the vast range of events, workshops and seminars.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Support for your business.

Visit our dedicated area for official guidance and business support related to the pandemic. We have developed a range of resources and guidance to ensure businesses can access the support available.

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Business Support

We review the latest information daily and update these pages as details change. Both local and national support are featured here.

What’s New!

Read the latest on business and support news

Funding boost for innovative transport tech businesses

Innovative transport start-ups with a focus on decarbonisation or COVID-19 recovery can now bid for a share of over £1 million (£1,010,000) in Department for Transport funding. Transport-Technology Research and Innovation Grants (T-TRIG), which is now in its 11th round of funding, is open to entrepreneurs and innovators pioneering new ways of creating a better transport system. Over 60% of grants so far have been awarded to SMEs and 30%…

Businesses urged to prepare for NHS COVID-19 app

Businesses across England and Wales like pubs, restaurants, hairdressers and cinemas are being urged to ensure they have NHS QR code posters visible on entry so customers who have downloaded the new NHS COVID-19 app can use their smartphones to easily check-in. The move comes ahead of a national launch of the NHS COVID-19 app across England and Wales on Thursday 24 September. The government will be supporting businesses and…

Bounce back plans for consumer and retail industries

The government has announced a series of new measures to support businesses in the consumer and retail industry to export overseas as part of efforts to help the sector recover from Coronavirus. The new measures will offer immediate support to businesses by ensuring specialists provide advice on online retail and international market-places. Additionally, the launch of a new Consumer and Retail Export Academy will provide businesses with the critical knowledge,…

Useful videos if you are new to customs

HMRC have created a series of short videos aimed at helping those businesses brand new to customs: What is Customs? What you need to know to bring goods into the UK? What you need to do to send goods out of the UK? Also if you run an EU-based business, you need to check the new rules and prepare for the changes so that you can continue trading with the…

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