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Business Support Providers

On this page you will find a number of Business Support Organisations (BSOs) and membership bodies who can support your business to grow and expand.

Business Support Organisations

Click on the arrows to scroll through the summary details of organisations and help available. The links take you directly to their websites where you will find further information and the latest updates.

Natwest Accelerator

The NatWest Accelerator supports and empowers UK entrepreneurs to scale their businesses to the next level.

Includes 1-to-1 coaching, thought leadership and events, access to like-minded peers and specialists plus use of modern co-working space.

East Midlands Chamber

East Midlands Chamber offers a wide range of services for members and non-members to support business growth in Leicester and Leicestershire.


FSB helps small business owners achieve their ambitions.

Food Innovation Centre

The University of Nottingham’s Food Innovation Centre can provide leading scientific/technical advice to Food & Drink manufacturing businesses in the UK, to support the development of new products and processes, from conception to consumption.

This is on a paid basis.

Be The Business

Be The Business aims to inform, educate and collaborate with the businesses of Britain to restore us to the forefront of business performance worldwide.


ELITE, launched in 2012 by Borsa Italiana and now part of Euronext Group, is the European network of private SMEs which accelerates the process to access private and public capital markets.

Leicester Creative Business (LCB)

Leicester Creative Business help creative and technology businesses across Leicester & Leicestershire that want to grow.

Medilink East Midlands

Medilink EM provides specialist support to boost the region’s economic output from the life-sciences, healthcare, medical technology and bioscience sectors.


This free site offers businesses access to a list of quality-assured business mentoring organisations across Britain.

Innovate UK

Innovate UK are there to drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.