Support and Advice for Businesses

Business Gateway Growth Hub

The Growth Hub is a single place to access business support across Leicester and Leicestershire. They offer free and impartial advice to help all local businesses, with a particular focus on those who are looking to grow and increase productivity.

Business Newsletter

Our Business Newsletter is emailed regularly and packed with the latest business support information and news of events and workshops happening near you. Sign up to receive this newsletter:

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Business Hub Support Request

Our Business Hub is on hand to offer dedicated help and support, especially as we move out of lock down and onto the road to recovery. Our friendly team is on hand and only a call or email away: if we don’t know the answer we promise to find out. 

You can also get in touch by completing the online form below, or you can call customer services who will redirect you to a member of the team.

Health and Wellbeing Support

There are resources available to provide advice and information to help businesses, the self-employed and employees look after their health and wellbeing. Further details can be found in the website links panel below.

Support and advice when starting a business

Starting up and owning a business can be both exciting and daunting, with lots of major decisions to make. Getting the right advice to guide you through this fundamental stage of development is key to the success of your business.

The external links below offer a start up guide, as well as other useful forums which will help you to be well equipped for the launch of a new business venture.

Better Business For All partnership

Better Business for All is a local partnership between businesses and regulators aimed at removing barriers to growth and ensuring Leicester and Leicestershire are economically competitive areas.

The partnership gives your business a simple, single point of access to free advice on business regulations from those best placed to support you, the regulators themselves. They can provide answers to queries relating to food safety, health and safety, pollution, waste, licensing, taxation, trading standards and fire safety.

You can access this advice by calling 0871 384 3185. Lines are open from 9 am-5 pm Monday to Thursday and 9 am-4.30 pm on Fridays.

Complying with regulations can help your business provide a high and competitive standard of product that customers trust and help guard your business against liability. A good understanding of regulation can add value to your business.

As well as ourselves, the scheme is supported by:

  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Leicestershire Fire and Rescue
  • Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce
  • Federation of Small Businesses
  • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service
Choose How You Move

If you own a business and find that some employees are finding it difficult to get to work, Choose How You Move, from Leicestershire County Council, can support your business and employees in adopting active modes of travel to get to and from work.

Initiatives include a free E-bike Loan Scheme. More information can be found on the Choose How You Move website link below.

Last updated 22 March 2023
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