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Business Support inCharnwood


Businesses drive growth in our local economy and we recognise that there are often occasions when different types of support can provide a boost to a business. Equally, you might have great business ideas but are not sure how to start a business. Or, you might need information and advice about how to grow your business or need to access information about regulations that apply to businesses. 

There is a wealth of information and support inititaives provided by the Business Gateway service for Leicester and Leicestershire. inCharnwood strongly supports the Business Gateway and recommends that anyone seeking business support and advice views its website as a first point of access. 

We also provide business support information and inititaives which are specific to Charnwood. 

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Looking for support regarding the United Kingdom leaving the Eurpoean Union?

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the Eurpean Union (EU) on March 29th 2019. 

The Government has created a dedicated section on its website with information and advice for people and businesses. Please visit 

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News inCharnwood

Support for Food and Drink producers

Fri 26th February

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing food and drink producers to diversify, develop new products or services and target new markets - which means having to learn new processes or skills. Together with delivery partners - The Food and Drink Forum - producers in Leicester and Leicestershire can now take advantage of a new programme of funded support through the Business Gateway Growth Hub.

Digital health checks help businesses do more with technology

Wed 17th February

Adopting digital solutions can mean better customer experiences, improved productivity, enhanced security and more, but knowing where to start can be a stumbling block for many business owners.

Tweets from inCharnwood

Another opportunity for businesses in our area to potentially access a GRANT, not a loan. Great work by @STWLCharity supporting entrepreneurs.…

RT @CharnwoodBC: It was announced this week that @LboroTownDeal had secured £17m to invest in the town. Town Deal Board co-chair & Councl leader @jono_morgan spoke to @tonyroe from BBC East Midlands Today about the news. The interview is available via about 12 mins in.

RT @ebizclub: Join our #NEW workshop to learn how to maximise your engagement on Twitter to raise your business profile. Check out @BizPaul Video to hear more about what he'll be covering during the session. 🗓️22 June | ⏰ 9.30am Reserve your FREE place here>>

We normally stick to pure business and economy tweets but this is so important. Getting people vaccinated will help get businesses back to normal. Drop-in vaccination clinics available tomorrow and Thursday in #Loughborough.…

Sun's out. £16.9m Town Deal money secured. Plus SMEs #inCharnwood can now apply for a grant of up to £5K to diversify or improve the business if they've been affected by the pandemic. Feeling optimistic about the future :) #SME #grants #economicrecovery

Excellent news for #Loughborough. Largest amount of money secured for the town to date from @mhclg for economic growth and regeneration of the town #townsfund #LboroTownDeal…

RT @Lborocollege: Two weeks ago we opened the Careers & Enterprise Hub in #Loughborough. Hear why it is such an amazing place to level up your skills, career and business. @lborouniversity; @LboroTownDeal; @mimsdavies; @JaneMHunt; @charnwoodbc

RT @CharnwoodBC: There are a range of different Covid-19 business grants available for local businesses affected by restrictions. If you run a local business in Charnwood, take a look at what’s on offer and check if you’re eligible:

RT @ebizclub: SMEs in #Leicester or #Leicestershire don't miss out on #FREE #DigitalMarketing webinars & workshops Book your place #TODAY! Here's a list of what's coming up in #June >>