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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 those who are looking to start up, 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


Andrea Collins is Managing Director of the Export Department and has more than 24 years of experience in exporting to Europe and Overseas.  On behalf of Leicester/shire Growth Hub she has been delivering information sessions and one-to-one consultancy to support businesses who wish to continue trading with Europe.  In the first of a three-part blog, she discusses the issues that have emerged over the last three months.

BLOG Meet our Advisers – #2 Altaf Ahmed

We caught up with Altaf Ahmed, our Senior Business Adviser who specialises in supporting the Fashion and Textiles sector, to see what he’s focussing on right now: As we know, the last twelve months have been extremely difficult for businesses across the UK due to Covid and Brexit. Most specifically, the fashion and textiles sector continues to face many additional challenges as a result of negative media attention. Historically, fashion…

Recovery Loan Scheme opens to support businesses as they recover from the pandemic

The Recovery Loan Scheme, a new scheme to support access to finance for UK businesses as they recover and grow following the pandemic, opens to applications from today. The scheme, announced at the Budget on 3 March 2021, is scheduled to run until 31 December 2021, subject to review. The new scheme will support borrowing of up to £10m for individual businesses and up to £30m across a group, and,…

BLOG: Meet our Business Advisers – #1 Matt Bateman

We caught up with Matt Bateman to see who’s been calling him and which issues Leicestershire’s businesses are thinking about, post-Covid.