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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.

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

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Stay informed and keep learning through the vast range of events, workshops and seminars.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Support for your business.

Visit our dedicated area for official guidance and business support related to the pandemic. We have developed a range of resources and guidance to ensure businesses can access the support available.

Coronavirus / Covid-19 Business Support

We review the latest information daily and update these pages as details change. Both local and national support are featured here.

What’s New!

Read the latest on business and support news

Chancellor increases financial support for businesses

In recognition of the challenging times ahead, the Chancellor said he would be increasing support through the existing Job Support and self-employed schemes, and expanding business grants to support companies in high-alert level areas. This builds on agreements reached with Local Authorities that are moving to Alert Level very high, with extra support for businesses, jobs and the economic recovery. Job Support Scheme (JSS) Recognising the pressure businesses in some…

Entreprenuers from ethnic minority backgrounds experience substantially worse business outcomes than white entrepreneurs

Black business owners and those from Asian and Other Ethnic Minority backgrounds face persistent disparities in business outcomes, with systemic disadvantage playing a key role. This is revealed in a new report Alone together: Entrepreneurship and Diversity in the UK, published today by the British Business Bank and Oliver Wyman. The report examines the profound effects of ethnic and economic background, gender and geography have on business outcomes. The research will feed…

BLOG: Getting creative to avoid redundancies

In our latest blog Sarah Loates, Founding Director of Loates HR Consultancy encourages businesses to ‘get creative’ and consider ways to avoid redundancies. She explores the different measures employers could consider, some of which you may not be aware of… Are you considering the need for redundancies? As an employer you have implemented creative ways to identify, attract, and retain your key talent. You have invested time and energy in…

What financial support is available in the new three tier system?

The Government’s new three-tiered system of local COVID alert levels in England ranges from Medium to Very High. Local COVID alert levels set out information for local authorities, residents and workers about what to do and how to manage an outbreak in their area. Leicester, Oadby and Wigston are in the high covid alert level and the rest of Leicestershire is in medium. Most of the restrictions in the “high”…

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