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Business Support Providers

There are a number of Business Support Organisations (BSOs) and membership bodies who can support your business to grow and expand. There is a wide-ranging offer from training and workshops to strategic planning and financial advice.

Business Support Organisations

Below you will find summary details of some organisations and help available. You will find further information and the latest updates by visiting their websites. If you can't find what you are looking for please contact us.

Leading to Grow

The Leading to Grow Programme will support small businesses to grow, innovate and increase productivity through adopting digital and new technologies. Free to eligible 'microbusinesses' with between 1-9 employees.

Natwest Entrepreneur Pre-Accelerator

Pre-Accelerator is designed to give entrepreneurs the power to start, scale and succeed. It is a fully-funded, quick-fire, intensive eight-week course for early-stage entrepreneurs.

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.

StartUp Britain

StartUp Britain is a national campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, harnessing the expertise and passion of Britain’s leading business people to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK. They offer inspiration, resources and guidance to pre- start ups, start ups and growing businesses.

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

FSB offers a membership benefits, including services for business growth.

Elite

Offers supports the UK’s most ambitious businesses scale up. The 18month programme facilitates structured engagement between the participating companies, business leaders, corporate advisers and the investor community.

Leicester Creative Business

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

Pioneer

Pioneer 10 offers a free ½ day business strategy and growth planning session to any small business.

NBV

NBV’s Grow Your Business clients can access: mentoring and coaching from an NBV Business Adviser, Business Master Classes, peer to peer networking opportunities.

UK Space Agency

Supported by UK Space Agency, the LU Space Incubator provides support for start up businesses across the breadth of the sector including both upstream and downstream.

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.

Leicestershire Textiles Hub

The Leicestershire Textiles Hub is working to support local textile manufacturers and to identify the needs of the sector.

MentorsMe.co.uk

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

Aston University's Productivity through People

This is a unique six-month national programme that has stemmed from research into the UK’s productivity level. It is the only productivity-focused programme of its kind for SME owners and members of senior management. This programme is grounded in practical application, influenced by productivity experts, involves an excellent peer-to-peer network and one-on-one mentoring from a Productivity Coach.

Business Support Directory

The Business Support Directory simplifies the search for business support across Leicester and Leicestershire. It creates connections between a business seeking support and available expertise, information, advice and funding.