We help creative and technology companies that want to grow.

Why choose us?

Our team have a proven track-record of helping businesses to increase profits and find new customers.

We have supported and developed 1,000s of start-ups and established businesses and have an 88% success rate for new businesses surviving over 1 year (the national average is 50%).

Our services are FREE, confidential and provided by experienced and independent business coaches.

Our service offer to established creative and technology businesses includes:
  • ‘Pathfinder Review’ that takes an in-depth look at your business
  • 1-2-1 business coaching
  • Finding new customers and growing sales
  • Marketing strategy
  • Financial planning
  • Strategic business planning
  • Exporting
  • Leadership and management
  • Recruitment
  • Staff development
  • Exit strategies

Our service offer to start-ups and early start creative and technology businesses (under 12 months), includes:
  • 1-2-1 business coaching
  • Workshops
  • Networking events
Alternatively, you may be eligible for a place on the Business Growth Team’s Start-up Programme. The programme offers, in addition to the above, 6 months' rent FREE hot-desking at Phoenix Square Workspaces to successful applicants. To be considered, you will need to complete the application form below and return it by the end of the month.

Download the application form here.

Not sure if your businesses falls into the creative or technology category? For guidance, see the list below.

List of eligible business areas.

Find out more and meet the team here

Take a look at who we've helped and how

Find out about our latest events and workshops

Find helpful hints and tips, templates and news on our
resources page

For more information email us on growth@lcbdepot.co.uk or call 0116 242 2900

This development support is available to anyone in the creative community whose business is based in Leicester City including the tenants of LCB Depot, Makers' Yard, Dock and Phoenix Square Workspaces.

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