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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 supporting them to 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

Tender opportunity to deliver Innovation webinars for Business Gateway

The Business Gateway Growth Hub is expanding the range of webinars on offer to local businesses. We are planning to host a series of webinars focusing on supporting micro and small businesses to embrace Innovation in these challenging times. The key aim is to help these businesses understand at grassroot levels, what the concept of innovation means for them. We need them to accept that innovative ideas are crucial to…

Mental health and resilience – are you doing enough in your food and drink business?

As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week we caught up with award-winning health and wellbeing practitioner Tracy Duggan about why wellbeing and resilience support is so important for your employees, especially right now with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Grants still available: Green BELLE for low carbon and energy efficiency

Green BELLE grants are specifically for SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire who would like to install low carbon and energy efficient measures in their premises.  These include heating, lighting, insulation, renewable energy and other measures. Grants are between £1,000 and £7,000 and provide up to 50% of the total cost of your proposed project. Is your business eligible? To apply for a Green BELLE grant, your business must meet these…

Beat the Street launches in Leicester

In less than a week you’ll be able to collect your ‘Beat the Street’ card to take part in a Leicester City Council initiative which hopes to encourage everyone, including business owners and their staff, to get moving. The game, which starts on 26th May, runs for 6 weeks and is a city-wide physical activity game that hopes to help communities to increase their activity levels by encouraging people to…