Collaborate: Growing Business Together - New Business Support Project

Tue 28th February, 2017 by Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership

Collaborate: Growing Business Together - New Business Support Project

Additional support and finance is available to Leicestershire businesses. This new project will offer a comprehensive business support, capital grants and inward investment service for small to medium sized companies in Leicestershire.

The project will support the growth of around 290 local firms, create some 350 new jobs and attract £2.4milllion of private sector investment into the area.

The business support programme will offer one-to-one support, events, workshops activity etc to businesses within one of the sectors identified as a priority for growth by Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP). These include:

  • Advanced manufacturing
  • Creative industries
  • Engineering
  • Financial services
  • Food and drink manufacturing
  • Logistics and distribution
  • Textile manufacturing
  • Low carbon energy
  • Tourism

Businesses will be able to apply for grants of £10,000 to £25,000 to meet up to one-third of the cost of planned investment. To be eligible, firms must be employing fewer than 250 staff and be trading business-to-business.

The scheme will also aim to attract new inward investment from companies from the USA, China and India that are looking to expand or relocate into Leicester and Leicestershire.

For further details please visit the LLEP Business Gateway website:

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