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Here to Support Leicester and Leicestershire Businesses

One-to-one, tailored support and guidance for businesses seeking help, information and advice.

How We Can Help

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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Our Services

Grow your business with free access to one-to-one advice, the Business Growth Grant and a range of events from the Growth Hub.

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Finance

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

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Support

Access tailored support to meet your business growth challenges through our network of local and national partners.

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Events & Workshops

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

What’s New!

Read the latest on business and support news

BLOG: Learn how to identify talent from within your business to reskill

Learn how to identify talent from within your business to reskill and adapt in challenging times The pandemic has meant that for many organisations business-as-usual has had to change. Adapting to the changing world and customer demands has meant that the skills needed by their workforces have had to adapt too. Improved digital skills, resilience, adaptability, social and emotional skills are all high on the list. Reskilling existing talent to…

Tender Opportunity: Getting SMEs to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050

We’re developing a series of sector specific webinars for local businesses. We have an opportunity for you to work with us to deliver webinars focusing on supporting SMEs to understand how they can get to Net Zero Carbon Emissions by 2050. Can you provide expert energy efficiency support and advice to SMEs across Leicester and Leicestershire? For SMEs this is business critical support. Many don’t realise that low- and no-cost…

If you think your business is too small to be affected by Brexit, think again.

Many small businesses may think that they’re not dealing with Europe at all.  Perhaps you’re a children’s shoe shop, a local bookshop or a patisserie or flower shop.  Many shoes come from Europe, flowers from Holland and patisserie?  Well the clue’s in the name. If you’re not sure, it’s probably best to check so that you can avoid any unexpected tariffs, costs or delays. The Growth Hub is working with…

Second round of Industrial Energy Technology Fund opens

Innovate UK have £40 million available via the second round of the Industrial Energy Technology Fund competitions. The funding is available for feasibility studies, engineering studies and deployment of technologies that improve the energy efficiency of an industrial process or processes. These competitions are aimed at businesses that use energy or produce direct emissions as a result of their industrial processes, therefore the lead applicant must be an organisation with one…