We help creative and technology companies that want to grow.

Why choose us?

Our team have a proven track-record of helping businesses to increase profits and find new customers.

We have supported and developed 1,000s 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:
  • ‘Pathfinder Review’ that takes an in-depth look at your business
  • 1-2-1 business coaching
  • Finding new customers and growing sales
  • Marketing strategy
  • Financial planning
  • Strategic business planning
  • Exporting
  • Leadership and management
  • Recruitment
  • Staff development
  • Exit strategies

Our service offer to start-ups and early start creative and technology businesses (under 12 months), includes:
  • 1-2-1 business coaching
  • Workshops
  • Networking events
Alternatively, you may be eligible for a place on the Business Growth Team’s Start-up Programme. The programme offers, in addition to the above, 6 months' rent FREE hot-desking at Phoenix Square Workspaces to successful applicants. To be considered, you will need to complete the application form below and return it by the end of the month.

Download the application form 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 Growth 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 growth@lcbdepot.co.uk or call 0116 242 2900

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

Latest Advice, Articles and Resources

  • PwC launches scale-up programmes to support start-ups
    September 06 2017
    PwC have launched a new series of SCALE programmes aimed at fostering innovation and linking fast-growth start-ups with large organisations.
  • £120m funding boost for Midlands small firms
    September 06 2017
    The British Business Bank has launched the first £120 million tranche of the Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF), which will improve access to finance for small and medium-sized firms across the Midlands.
    July 31 2017
    The Creative Industries Federation has published a report which makes a number of recommendations for Government to help support creative freelancers.
  • Business planning guidance for arts and cultural organisations
    July 18 2017
    Useful business planning guidance for arts and cultural organisations.
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