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The Midlands Investment

The Midlands Investment, supported by the European Regional Development Fund, provides commercially focussed finance through Small Business Loans, Debt Finance, Proof of concept and Equity Finance funds. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund (MEIF) aims to transform the finance landscape for smaller businesses in the Midlands and to realise the region’s potential to achieve economic growth through enterprise. MEIF is a collaboration between the British Business Bank and ten Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) in the West Midlands and East and South Midlands.

MEIF provides over £250m of investment to boost small and medium business (SME) growth in the Midlands.

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Harborough District Local Plan

A key objective of the Local Plan is to seek to promote sustainable economic growth across the District. It seeks to achieve this through facilitating the growth of existing businesses, fostering new local enterprise, contributing to a reduction in the need for outcommuting and helping to increase the sustainability and self-containment of communities to enable the development of a vibrant, diverse and sustainable business community.


The Local Plan includes policies and identifies sites to enable sustainable growth in key sectors and priorities identified through the Economic Development Strategy, namely broadband infrastructure, provision of employment land, Tourism, Leisure and other Town Centre uses.

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Digital Growth Programme

The Digital Growth Programme grant scheme provides financial support with the introduction of new systems and software to improve business performance and productivity. Grants from £2,100 to £42,000 are available.

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Apprenticeships grant

Businesses in the Harborough district can apply for funding to help them take on apprentices. We are making grants of up to £750 available to encourage apprenticeships and promote the benefits they can offer businesses.

Apply for the Harborough business grant for apprenticeships.

The application process is managed by Leicester Apprenticeship Hub.

Find out more about apprenticeships and how they can help your business

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Manufacturing Growth Programme

This funded growth programme can provide free advice, support and help to source potential grants to help manufacturing businesses grow. The Manufacturing Growth Programme is delivered by Economic Growth Solutions Ltd.

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Invest in Commercial Properties

Development Sites in Harborough District

View list of Development Sites in Harborough District identifying opportunities for occupiers, developers and investors. 

Commercial Property Agents 

There are a number of national online property searches and local property agents that cover Harborough District and aim to help you search for a new commercial property, for a full range of businesses please see our Commercial Property Search document.

Magna Park Lutterworth developed by Gazeley

Magna Park Lutterworth provides a high quality business environment specifically focused on logistics and distribution. The park is strategically located and meets the needs the customers.Covering over 550 acres it is situated in a location, bounded by the M1, m6 and M69 motorways; widely known as the 'Golden Triangle' this part of the UK is the first choice for logistics due to its strategic position in the centre of the country. Magna Park Lutterworth, is home to some of the UK and Europe's most recognisable brands including Toyota, BT, Asda Walmart, Disney, Argos, DHL and Britvic.

View more information and available properties Magna Park Lutterworth  

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Invest in Leicester 

Find out more about Investing in Leicestershire by viewing the Invest in Leicester Brochure

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VIEW HOUSE PRICES IN HARBOROUGH DISTRICT

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The LLEP property search will help find available property in the area.

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