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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.

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Have you signed up to Made Smarter East Midlands?

Have you signed up to Made Smarter East Midlands? It has been designed to help manufacturers of any size in Leicestershire embrace digital transformation and boost their business. There’s still money available to support manufacturers in our area – so don’t miss this opportunity for your business to benefit from this Programme. Digital adoption can streamline processes, boost efficiency, and reduce costs. With Made Smarter support, integrating cutting-edge tech like…

Construction Sector Net Zero support

Construction Sector Net Zero support has been announced by The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). This is in the form of a net zero action plan aligning with their mission to empower the construction industry with the skills, training and tools required to transition towards a net zero future. Background Net zero means achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the…

16 firms kick off latest cohort of £1.3m East Midlands Create Growth programme

The latest group of creative businesses to register for the £1.3m East Midlands Create Growth programme have started their investment readiness journey.  Cohort 2 of the regional programme kicked off in Lincoln with an in-person session led by delivery partner Greenborough Management.  The 16 firms participating span creative industries in Leicester and Leicestershire, Derby and Derbyshire, Lincoln and Greater Lincolnshire. They are the second of five groups planned under the…

East Midlands Create Growth now open to businesses for Cohort 3

Businesses can now apply for Cohort 3 of £1.2m East Midlands Create Growth Programme. Applications have opened for the third cohort of a £1.2 million support programme for East Midlands creative businesses. Companies are being encouraged to apply for the Create Growth, which is funded by the Department for Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS). Already passing through the programme have been 23 East Midlands businesses completing the first cohort of…