New Growth Hub manager for LLEP

Salma Manzoor

Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership’s (LLEP) Business Gateway Growth Hub has a new Growth Hub manager.

Salma Manzoor has been appointed to the role, saying she has plans to meet representatives of district councils, small business organisations, financial institutions, and enterprise teams from the region’s three universities.

Trained solicitor and former practice owner Manzoor worked as key account manager for Invest in Leicester’s inward investment team prior to starting work with the LLEP.

She supported major direct investment in the region, working for Leicester City Council with partners including the Department of International Trade and Midlands Engine to support foreign-owned companies.

She has previously worked for both city and county councils on commercial property, working on complex developments and regeneration projects including Space Park Leicester, Pioneer Park, Haymarket Health Clinic, and New Market Square. She also has experience of hosting events for De Montfort University Women’s Network from the Innovation Centre and Leicester Castle Business School.

Manzoor said: “The Business Gateway Growth Hub is leading the working group planning the Innovation Festival and it’s going to be another great opportunity to promote our SMEs.

“Innovation can be ‘new to business’ changes that increase productivity and quality of organisations of any size.

“That means small businesses too – and we’ve got a strong Growth Hub team to celebrate that happening in SMEs here in Leicester and Leicestershire.”

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