Coronavirus / Covid-19 Business Support
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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.
Grow your business with free access to one-to-one advice, the Business Growth Grant and a range of events from the Growth Hub.
Find out about grants, loans and alternative funding to support your business growth.
Access tailored support to meet your business growth challenges through our network of local and national partners.
Stay informed and keep learning through the vast range of events, workshops and seminars.
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.
Read the latest on business and support news
Online shopping has never been more popular with consumers being less able to visit high street stores and supermarkets. Due to the events of recent months, many food and drink businesses have looked to make changes to the way their products are sold with many considering online sales platforms and ecommerce sites. However, there are a number of areas to consider before subscribing to an online platform. Bryony Whiley, Facilities…
The UK has left the EU and is leaving the EU single market and customs union. The end of the transition period means businesses should take action now to prepare for guaranteed changes and new rules from January 2021. To support business preparations the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is hosting free webinars to help you check the new rules and understand the actions to take. See the…
Health and social care workers treating COVID-19 patients have access to an uninterrupted supply of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the Government has confirmed today. Four-month stockpiles of items such as face masks, visors and gowns will be in place from November to provide a continuous flow to the frontline, helping to ensure staff always have the equipment they need. Overall, 32 billion items have now been purchased. Thanks to the…
Chancellor Rishi Sunak has outlined additional government support to provide certainty to businesses and workers impacted by coronavirus across the UK. Job support scheme A new Job Support Scheme will be introduced from 1 November to protect viable jobs in businesses who are facing lower demand over the winter months due to coronavirus. Under the scheme, which will run for six months, the government will contribute towards the wages of employees…
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