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New business support service launched in Hinckley and Bosworth

Published Wednesday, 27 September 2023

Businesses across the Hinckley and Bosworth now have access to a new funded business support programme, the Leicestershire Business Advice Service. 

The free to access support will include start-up workshops, accelerator programmes, one-to-one advice and more to help businesses at all stages of their journey. Whether you have a business idea, have just started out, are an established organisation looking to accelerate your growth or just need a bit of advice to help with your business planning, the Leicestershire Business Advice Service will be able to support you. 

The set up of this service is a partnership between the seven district councils in Leicestershire: Harborough District Council, Blaby District Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council, Melton Borough Council, and Charnwood Borough Council.

Each council has funded the Leicestershire Business Advice Service through their allocation of the UK Shared Prosperity Funding. Hinckley and Bosworth’s allocation was £78,478.57.

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council Leader, Cllr Stuart Bray said: “Businesses of all sizes in our borough will be able to benefit from the help and expertise this service can offer. This locally based business support service will give people the information, skills and connections to start-up, protect and grow their business, so I would urge companies to get in touch and make the most of this free and impartial advice.”

The service will be provided by Exemplas who are experienced in delivering business support programmes that helps small and mid-sized companies develop, communities thrive and local economies grow.

Martin Coats, Operations & Commercial Development Director at Exemplas said:

Exemplas is pleased to bring our expertise and proven experience in economic support and development to deliver this much needed service. We’re excited to introduce a team of advisers that not only have experience in starting and running successful businesses, but also know the county well and will help businesses flourish.

This support replaces previous EU funded programmes which have now come to an end. The Leicestershire Business Advice Service will run until March 2025. 

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