Sports Businesses in Leicestershire have their own networking thanks to the work of Leicestershire & Rutland Sport and the Leicestershire Local Economic Partnership and the latest meeting this week was hailed a great success by all those who attended.

Andy Reed said “I joined the LLEP Board and was determined to harness the power of the sport sector across the County - both for clubs and participants but also as fast growing economic sector too. There are about 18,000 sports jobs across the county and with the growth in wellbeing and physical activity there are numerous openings for new entrants to the market. I was delighted when LRS, Sport England, the LLEP and some of the local authorities agreed to fund a post to help grow the sector and these events are part of that initiative.”

“There is a long way to go, but already people are working more collaboratively and new partnerships have formed over the Sport networking events”