JUNE 2019

The LCB Depot Business Support Team is part of the Collaborate for Business Growth project.

Grow with help from Collaborate

The Collaborate project is a business growth programme supporting existing businesses with less than 250 employees that trade business-to-business in Leicester & Leicestershire. It offers

• 12 hours of free business support, advice and signposting to boost growth
• Events and sector-specific workshops to learn, network and stay informed
• Inward investment to relocate and expand
Sectors Collaborate can support:

• Food and drink manufacturing
• Creative industries
• Textile manufacturing
• Low carbon
• Logistics and distribution
• Tourism and hospitality
• Professional and financial services
• Engineering and advanced manufacturing

Signing up for its newsletter: http://bit.ly/Collabnewsletter

Register here to see if Collaborate can help you: www.llepbizgateway.co.uk/collaborate

Collaborate is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and partner organisations:
Leicester City Council, Leicestershire County Council, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire) and the Food & Drink Forum


We help creative and technology companies that want to grow.

Our Business Support Team has a proven track-record of helping creative businesses to increase profits and find new customers.

We have supported and developed 1,000's 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:
  • Business review
  • 1-2-1 business coaching
  • Finding new customers and growing sales
  • Develop marketing and financial strategies
  • Develop networks
  • Strategic business planning
  • Leadership and managing teams
  • Staff development
  • Develop exit strategies

Pre-start or early start creative business? Why not book on to our fortnightly Business Surgery to discuss your plans. Sign up here.

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

List of eligible business sectors can be found here.

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

The LCB Depot Business Support Team is part of the Collaborate for Business Growth project. More details of the Collaborate project can be found here.

For more information email us on:-



or call 0116 454 2772 / 0116 454 2773

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

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