Enterprise Zones are designated areas across England that provide tax breaks and Government support. They are great places to do business especially for both new and expanding firms. There are 48 Enterprise Zones across England, specialising in a wide range of business sectors.

Enterprise Zones offer:

Clear financial benefits from day 1

  • Business rate discount worth up to £275,000 per business over a 5-year period
  • Enhanced Capital Allowances (in assisted areas)

Co-locate with your customers

  • The easiest way to grow your business, increase your sales and reduce distribution costs

A straightforward planning process

  • Need a new building to meet your business needs?
  • Simplified planning rules could save you time and money

Business-ready infrastructure

  • Superfast broadband, easy access to transport links, and a local labour pool


Leicestershire Enterprise Zones

Leicestershire has two Zones, MIRA Technology Park and the Loughborough and Leicester Science and Innovation Enterprise Zone:

MIRA Technology Park, near Hinckley, which was designated an Enterprise Zone (EZ) in 2011. MTP is the only transport sector focused EZ.

Loughborough and Leicester Enterprise Zone is multi-site and was designated an EZ in 2017. The EZ focuses on hi-tech manufacturing, R&D, bio-pharma and the space technology industry.

Leicestershire Enterprise Zones brochure: