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Welcome To The Economic Development Team

The team is a key contact for local businesses looking for support from the council.

We are responsible for knowing our businesses, we form and maintain relationships with businesses in North West Leicestershire and with representatives from business organisations such as the Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Small Business, The Business Gateway LLEP and key local business networks.

Supporting our businesses, we proactively engage with local businesses to understand and address their needs and to provide access to advice, support and funding to help them sustain, grow and recruit locally.

Attracting new businesses, we work with spectrum of partner organisations to deliver inward investment and we co-ordinate local activity to attract new business to relocate to North West Leicestershire.

Loooking to start a new business, we can offer you one to one support with this process and any possible training/funding available.

Understanding our economy, we review and interpret changes regionally, nationally that will impact on our businesses.

Our town centres, we support all of our town centres to thrive and grow and support programmes to increase retail occupancy levels, increase visitor numbers and spend.

We are a friendly and dedicated team headed up by Barrie Walford.

We are here to help businesses so please get in touch  

Last updated: Thu 17 August, 2023 @ 11:44