Leicester Startups is delighted to announce another new sponsor, the 150 year old Leicestershire business network Commercial Lodge No. 1391.

The lodge is the Masonic home of business owners and company Directors in Leicestershire & Rutland and has existed since 1872.

Its was first led by a commercial traveller, and eleven petitioners including four manufacturers, a railway inspector, a station master, a poor law auditor, an artist, a theatre lessee, a clerk and a surgeon.

Today its aim is to inspire and challenge it’s members to practice the core values of integrity, friendship, respect and charity.

The founder of Leicester Startups Ben Ravilious said:

“We’re really pleased that we’ve managed to partner with yet another well-established and successful local business support organisation. 
“The Lodge has a long history in Leicester and we’re really grateful for their support, which will help us to continue working with local founders and grow the startup scene.”

This latest sponsorship follows our partnership with Sir Thomas White Loan Charity announced at the start of the year.