The Leicester Startups community has been recognised for helping to support Covid-hit businesses.

Our Accelerator programme, which is funded by the LLEP Business Gateway, has been run three times since the pandemic began and has seen almost 30 businesses benefit.

In total 100 local companies have now signed up for schemes through the Start Up Business Support or SUBS programme, aimed at businesses that started in or after 2018.

Sonia Baigent, Chair of the Business Gateway Board, commented:

“COVID affected us all in different ways and it hit these businesses at a crucial time in their development.  We’re happy to support them to make up for lost time and start growing.  We would encourage any Leicestershire business in a similar situation, to get in touch to receive the support that’s available to them.”

There are still a further 90 places available for any Leicestershire business that launched in or after 2018 and whose trading was interrupted by COVID.

Any business interested in discussing the SUBS programme should call the Business Gateway on 0116 366 8487 and ask to speak to a Business Adviser.