Growth Hub offers over 40 business webinars including RESTART post Covid-19


The Business Gateway Growth Hub has a calendar of over 40 free, easy to access webinars. Business owners and their employees are able to continue improving their skills and knowledge, whilst social distancing and working remotely.

The webinar programme covers a range of business topics to inform, educate and inspire those working for themselves, plus business owners and staff wanting to make the most of the current circumstances.

Topics coming up include: introduction to pricing, the science of personal productivity, contingency planning, purpose and strategy, company values in a crisis, cloud accounting and online networking.

A new series of webinars has also been developed with the Business Gateway and other East Midlands Growth Hubs working together to offer free weekly ‘Building Business Resilience’ webinars and a new RESTART programme of one-to-one sessions, to help local businesses restart smoothly and successfully post Covid-19 crisis.

An introductory RESTART webinar is planned for Tuesday 12 May 2020 for any business that had to scale back or cease trading during the crisis and wants to resume operations.

Growth Hub Manager, Jon Egley commented: “Many businesses have had to adapt to this crisis and we are no different. Our external environment has changed and no one knows when we’ll be able to run our face-to-face workshops again.

I believe this comprehensive webinar programme has some key content to assist our local businesses with the challenges they are undoubtedly facing right now, as well as support their thinking for what happens as we come out of the crisis.”

The webinar programme is listed here. To stay informed about the latest business support offers and webinars, businesses are encouraged to sign up to receive news and events updates from the Business Gateway here.

The Business Gateway provides free and impartial support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Leicester and Leicestershire. They offer one-to-one business advice, access to finance, signposting and referrals to other relevant support and more recently a dedicated Covid-19 business support toolkit on their website.

A Business Growth Grant (£2,000-£25,000) is also available to established SMEs, trading business-to-business, wanting to develop new products or services, providing 35% of the total project cost.

The Business Gateway Growth Hub is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund and run in partnership with Leicester City Council, East Midlands Chamber (Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire), Leicestershire County Council and the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership Limited (LLEP).