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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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Leicestershire digital inclusion research report 2024 launched

Leicester and Leicestershire digital inclusion research report 2024 has now been launched. The updated report on digital poverty within this area is now available. With an ever-increasing growth in the use of basic digital skills in the workplace, along with accessing services, learning, and using technology in the workplace, the research aimed to develop a fuller understanding of area challenges related to digital exclusion across the Leicester and Leicestershire area….

Employers further develop your graduate talent pipeline

Employers further develop your graduate talent pipeline through the Loughborough Universities’ flagship event of the year. The Autumn Careers Fair will be returning on Monday 14th October (14:00 – 19:00) and Tuesday 15th October 2024 (11:00 – 16:00). The event offers a huge opportunity to develop and recruit new talent for your organisation, for example at last year’s event, over 5,700 students attended. The Fair covers two days with a…

Sport and Physical Activity Local Skills Plan Launched

Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland have launched a new local skills plan for Sport and Physical Activity. This is the first of its kind for the area. Against the backdrop of local coaches supporting secondary school students in sporting activities, a range of key local stakeholders such as local employers, education providers, employability-focused organisations and local council representatives came together to celebrate the first local skills plan for sport and physical activity…

Building Awareness of Public Sector Procurement Support

The latest edition to the business support offer the Leicester and Leicestershire Growth Hub are promoting has its focus on building awareness of public sector procurement support. The updated page found here provides background on how procurement processes work within the public sector. There are also several links to find contract opportunities in the following areas: – Government – East Midlands area – B2B Tenders – MOD sector The building…