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SUPPORT FOR COVID-HIT BUSINESSES REACHES MILESTONE

The recovery of Leicestershire businesses affected by COVID continued this week with the number of SMEs receiving support hitting the 100 mark.  100 local businesses have signed up for the Start Up Business Support or SUBS programme, aimed at businesses that started in or after 2018 and were then interrupted by the pandemic. The support takes a number of different forms, depending on what each business needs.  The digital marketing…

Is your business ready for electric?

Switching to electric vehicles might seem risky to a business that relies upon its fleet. To remove the guesswork around vehicle range and charging patterns, Go for Zero helps businesses go electric with a free-to-use and impartial assessment of their fleet vehicles. Discover which electric vehicles best meet business needs, and how smart charging and low-carbon energy can lower running costs. Can electric cost less? Yes, you may pay more…

Green grants up to £10,000 available – but hurry!

We are all trying to do more to reduce our carbon emissions in response to the climate crisis.  But it’s also true that we’d like some financial help to do it. The good news is that the Green BELLE scheme which provides grants (not loans) towards energy efficiency measures for your SME business still has money available.  In fact, you could get up to £10,000 from them so long as…

Funding extension for Business Gateway means support for hundreds of local firms

A KEY source of support for Leicester and Leicestershire’s businesses will be able to reach nearly 200 more firms following a decision to extend its funding. An additional £2million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) money has been awarded to Leicester City Council and partners for the Growth Hub project – a service providing a one-stop shop for business support across the city and county as part of the Business…