The Business Gateway Growth Hub has appointed a new manager to lead the expanded service that offers all businesses across Leicester and Leicestershire a single place to access information, funding and advice to support performance and growth.

Jon Egley joins the Business Gateway, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), after managing the Digital Growth Programme at East Midlands Chamber and brings over 20 years’ experience working in business support and development.

Jon has developed expertise in a range of sectors including manufacturing, engineering and digital technologies, and with 18 years’ experience in the private sector, understands the challenges business owners face, particularly when it comes to the navigating the business support landscape.

Jon said: “I am delighted to join the Business Gateway Growth Hub for Leicester and Leicestershire. In my last role, I worked in partnership with the D2N2 Growth Hub, LLEP and Sheffield City Region to deliver the multi-million-pound ERDF Digital Growth Programme which provided support to businesses to develop the digital capability of their business and employees.

“Through talking to many of the entrepreneurs we worked with its not always obvious to seek external support when running a business, so it’s our job to make it as straight forward as possible. I’m hoping our new website goes some way to doing that and signposting services we offer.

“Leicester and Leicestershire are already recognised as a great place for businesses to thrive and grow and I am really looking forward to working with partners and the business community to ensure that we continue to meet the needs of those businesses.”

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