Who we are

“Supporting the development & growth of the fashion and textile industry in Leicester and Leicestershire” by:

  • Having an online presence for manufacturers and brands
  • Linking buyers with manufacturers
  • Showcase the image of the sector
  • Support for businesses to grow and sustain
  • Recruitment support
  • Information resources for all users

How it works

The Leicestershire Textiles Hub is a free to use website for anyone in the UK or overseas who is seeking fashion and textiles production in Leicester and Leicestershire and/or seeking to forge a career in the textiles industry.

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Meet with a fashion and textiles specialist advisor Up to 12 hours of tailored support at no cost to the business. Find out more

Meet with a BizGateway Business Advisor Available to existing businesses who wish to grow and are located in Leicester and Leicestershire. Find out more

If you’re looking to grow your business the Collaborate project is here to help. We support small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Leicester and Leicestershire providing 12 hours of free, confidential and specialist business advice as well as workshops and seminars targeted to your sector. Take advantage before September 2019 when this project ends. Click HERE for more information.

Textile Businesses are supported in Leicester
Click HERE to watch a short video showing how a local manufacturer received support from the Council.

News & Events

  • August 21, 2019
    • Naked Marketing: Getting your marketing working harder9:30 am - 5:30 pmWho is it for? Are you a business owner struggling to market your business? Perhaps you have been given the role of marketing in your business but need to get more structure and focus for your marketing? Do you find marketing frustrating and struggle to come up with new ideas? Are you spending time and money on marketing but it’s not getting the results you want? College Court Conference Centre
      Knighton Road
      LE2 3TQ
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  • September 3, 2019
    • Growing Business Together – a celebration of what’s been ...11:30 am - 3:00 pmGrowing Business Together – a celebration of what’s been and what’s to come! Don’t miss this opportunity to find out about all the future support and help available to grow a successful business!
      Help us celebrate the achievements of the Collaborate for Growth business support project and hear about the enhanced service from the Business Gateway growth hub and other providers. This event will benefit any small or medium-sized business in Leicester or Leicestershire that wants to develop and grow.
      - Inspirational stories from Collaborate case study speakers
      - Business advice surgeries and chance to book free reviews
      - Details about the new Business Gateway growth hub grant
      - Business support provider exhibition
      - Networking and buffet lunch
      King Power Stadium
      Filbert Way
      LE2 7FL
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