Leicester Accelerator

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Introducing the Leicester Accelerator

Leicester Accelerator is a brand new business support project designed to help businesses across the city to sustain, grow and innovate, with an additional focus on decarbonisation. The project supports businesses at all stages of development.

The project which runs until 31 March 2025 is led by the East Midlands Chamber and is funded by the Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).

What support can I access?

  • Net Zero Accelerator: events, training, consultancy and energy audits to help businesses gain green business skills and plan their journey towards carbon neutrality and net zero.
  • Digital Accelerator: workshops, specialist support and bespoke consultancy to help businesses enhance their digital use and/or implement new processes with a specific focus on manufacturing businesses to support them to switch to advanced and automated technology.

At the core of the service are the specialists who will provide tailored support to businesses to help identify and address the business’s specific requirements.

Support includes:

  • Bespoke strategic workshops and consultancy delivered through a network of digital and technology specialists.
  • Energy Audits to help a business identify energy-efficient improvements and opportunities.
  • Decarbonisation Plan support and access to an online platform to showcase the real time environmental impact of their environment impact.

How do I sign up?

If your business is based in the Leicester City area, contact the Business Gateway Growth Hub to discuss your needs. A Business Adviser will be in touch to learn more about your business and to explore what support is most appropriate for you.

0116 454 2917 / growthhub@bizgateway.org.uk


*The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6b of funding for local investment by March 2025. The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills.

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