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Business Support

Support for businesses – at whatever stage of their lifecycle, is important. Businesses in Leicester and Leicestershire have many options on where to go for help as there is an extremely strong and successful business support offer for pre-start-ups, new and existing businesses, which is an attractive proposition for inward investors.


The East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Small Businesses membership organisations, offer compelling and comprehensive services for their respective members covering lobbying and campaigning, international trading, advice, financial expertise, workforce training and development and more.

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The Business Gateway Growth Hub, established in 2014 is one of the primary business support services for Leicester & Leicestershire. The Business Gateway collates the support available from local and national partners, public and private organisations and can point business towards a wide range of help from start-up training and mentoring, growth and expansion plans, investing and access to finance, to finding premises and new commercial property, recruitment and workforce training and regulation and compliance.

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