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Here to Support Leicester and Leicestershire Businesses

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.

What’s New!

Read the latest on business and support news

If you think your business is too small to be affected by Brexit, think again.

Many small businesses may think that they’re not dealing with Europe at all.  Perhaps you’re a children’s shoe shop, a local bookshop or a patisserie or flower shop.  Many shoes come from Europe, flowers from Holland and patisserie?  Well the clue’s in the name. If you’re not sure, it’s probably best to check so that you can avoid any unexpected tariffs, costs or delays. The Growth Hub is working with…

Second round of Industrial Energy Technology Fund opens

Innovate UK have £40 million available via the second round of the Industrial Energy Technology Fund competitions. The funding is available for feasibility studies, engineering studies and deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes. These competitions are aimed at businesses that use energy or produce direct emissions as a result of their industrial processes, therefore the lead applicant must be an organisation with one…

Growth Hub welcomes Chancellor’s budget support for business

Leicester and Leicestershire’s Growth Hub has welcomed the measures announced in yesterday’s budget by Chancellor Rishi Sunak.

UK Border Readiness – what does Brexit mean for hauliers and drivers?

As we head further into 2021 and the impact of Brexit becomes ever more apparent, one of the more critical discussion points is how it will affect the movement of goods between the UK and EU, and what it will mean for businesses within the haulage and transport industries. To ensure you can continue to trade with Europe – and the world – and be confident that you are following…