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Supporting Leicestershire's business owners and entrepreneurs

Access one-to-one advice and a programme of workshops to help your business grow

Why get in touch?

A fully-funded service

This service is free to access for those running a small to medium sized business, or looking to start a business across the Leicestershire districts of Blaby, Harborough, Hinckley & Bosworth, Melton, North West Leicestershire and Oadby & Wigston.

Expert advice

The service is delivered by business support experts Exemplas, on behalf of the local districts. Through their specialist advisory team, they are able to work with businesses at all stages of their journey to access the support needed and create an action plan to take forward.

Our connections

We work closely with other business support services both locally and nationally. As well as accessing this service, we will help to signpost you to other organisations who can help. This may include opportunities for grant funding.

Help for your business at every stage

Whether you're starting out, looking to develop or wanting to improve how your business is performing, we're here to help.

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Starting a business is an exciting time and to ensure you're ready our team will help you to build a clear action plan. With access to experts who have started and run their own businesses, you will receive insights and guidance, as well as the option to attend tailored workshops on key start-up topics such as Regulation and Tax and Market Research.



Once your business is launched, those first few months can bring a number of challenges - some expected, some not. Speak to our team and access expert advice and support to help you navigate the next steps for your business. We'll look at your business plan and help to establish what your key priorities should be, such as marketing and money management.

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For any business to grow and thrive, it needs leaders that identify and capitalise on opportunities. Our programme of support allows business owners this chance. Access face-to-face and remote guidance from our experienced Business Advisers, who will work with you to build a plan to grow your business and deliver to its full potential. You can also access a series of impactful workshops covering key topics, as well as being introduced to other support services that will benefit your business.

Contact us

To find out if your business is eligible to access the Leicestershire Business Advice Service, please provide your details below.

If you have any general enquiries about Leicestershire Business Advice Service, please contact us using

Once we receive your details, a member of our Advisor team will be in contact to discuss your application. 

Working in partnership

The Leicestershire Business Advice Service is delivered by leading business support organisation Exemplas. The service is funded by the UK Government via the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), through the local district and borough councils referenced below.

Blaby District Council
District of Harborough
Hinkley & Bosworth Borough Council
Melton Borough Council
North West Leicestershire District Council
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