Support for local businesses

Green BELLE gives grants of up to £10,000 to support SMEs in Leicester and Leicestershire to install low carbon measures and increase their energy efficiency. Green BELLE is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

  • For more information and to find out if your business is eligible visit the Green BELLE website.


Harborough Innovation Centre, managed by Harborough District Council has excellent BREEAM eco-friendly credentials; employing rainwater harvesting, biomass heating & electric vehicle charging points. Would you like to enjoy a business base in a sustainable environment which enhances the well-being of tenants & helps protect natural resources.

Is your business recycling? Harborough District Council provide your business with a money-saving waste and recycling service tailored to your needs, at a competitive price.


Harborough Grow-on Centre, managed by Harborough District Council is a brand-new energy efficient, high specification office building designed for dynamic and growing small and medium-sized businesses, located in an expanding commercial area just on the south side of Market Harborough town.

The offices benefit from auto-adjusting artificial light, reducing energy costs and providing a constant light level varying with natural light levels in addition to high tech glazing, reducing heat loss and solar gain.

Having been built to BREEAM Excellent standards, green credentials combine with top quality networking facilities, including fibre optic cabling, to provide first class space for the modern, dynamic organisation.

Electric car charging points are available for tenants’ use and, as well as ample ordinary parking spaces, the cycle shelter and shower facilities provide every encouragement for cycling or walking to work. To find out more about letting opportunities please visit the Harborough Grow-on Centre website.


For more ideas on how to make your business eco-friendly, read 10 simple ways to make your business more eco friendly.