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Here to Support Leicester and Leicestershire Businesses

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

How We Can Help

The Growth Hub is a one-stop-shop for business support across Leicester and Leicestershire. We offer no-cost and impartial advice to local businesses of any size, with a particular focus on supporting them to grow and increase productivity.


Our Services

Grow your business with no-cost one-to-one advice, expert consultants and a range of events from the Growth Hub.



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



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


Events & Workshops

Stay informed and keep learning through our range of practical events, workshops and seminars.

What’s New!

Read the latest on business and support news

New £2.5m Creative Industries Fund launches next week

Innovate UK is launching a new funding competition called the ‘Creative Industries Fund’. It aims to provide a package of targeted support for growth so ambitious, creative businesses can reach their potential. UK registered micro and small businesses in the creative sector can apply for support to grow their business. This package includes ongoing support from Innovate UK EDGE and funding of up to £25,000 for innovation projects. Innovate UK…

Going Green means reducing costs for small businesses

“We can all worry about carbon when we’re flush with cash. It’s much harder when you’re trying to keep your business afloat and we understand that.”

Business Gateway Peer Networks – a sector support network for your SME

We are recruiting for the second Peer Networks scheme and this time there will be 17 cohorts of 11 people, working and learning together with an experienced group leader, to tackle the common issues that they face.  Here are some testimonials from the first scheme.   Rozanna Madylus, Business Development I Sales I Marketing, Blackfriars Bakery Blackfriars Bakery Ltd has been a dedicated family affair since 1988.  Many of my summer holidays were…

Leicestershire’s small businesses ‘at risk’ of trading illegally due to lack of EU trading knowledge

Four months since the Brexit deal was signed, there are many hundreds of micro, small and medium-sized businesses across the county who could be at risk of trading illegally, as many are not aware of the full extent of new rules and legislation regarding trading with Europe, says Leicestershire Business Gateway Growth Hub.