The Vision

The Vision for The Leicester Enterprise Club is to:
  • Establish Leicester Enterprise Club UK as a HUB that encourages a more enterprising culture in the community.
  • Provide business support, mentoring and signposting for new and existing entrepreneurs.
  • Develop partnerships with relevant agencies (Mainstream i.e. Job Centre Plus, Commercial Projects i.e. ACORN Training, VCOs i.e. the African Caribbean Citizens Forum, Peers i.e. Leicester For Business).
  • Where possible, provide "practical" low cost / free, high quality support as this is a critical area for many small businesses.
  • Help create and foster a new generation of entrepreneurs within the community.

Business Support and Mentoring

In May of 2011 the Leicester Enterprise Club (TLEC) UK was incorporated as a Community Interest Company (CIC). The format for TLEC UK was to run business support workshops. Since our incorporation our successes (outcomes) and achievements include:
  • We run weekly drop in workshops and Job clubs every friday at St Martins House
  • We have helped people get onto the New Enterprise Allowance scheme and other nationally funded initiatives
  • The service we deliver has been extended from 1 to 5 days per week.
  • We have locations in Leicester city centre.
  • We work in partnership with our peer organisations to ensure entrepreneurs receive the best and most appropriate help possible.
  • We deliver an outreach service to local communities from  different locations around the city and shire
  • We have worked with over 200 people from various backgrounds, supporting them to start their own business.

Meet Our Directors:

We aim to help local people create ways to take ownership of their futures by active involvement in designing solutions to fit their own and their community's needs.

Steve Tuitt

Has a strong background in ICT and Business with 20 years experience in the public and private sectors and holds an MBA Technology Management. Incorporated The Leicester Enterprise Club UK CIC in 2011 to help predominantly afro-caribbean and mixed heritage entrepreneurs alongside others to create ways to take ownership of their futures by starting their own business.

Natasha Lawrence

Longest serving member at ACCF and provides continuity for the charity. Natasha works tirelessly to supporting its membership and is responsible for Administration, Communications and building relationships with members. Natasha has a BA degree in Business Studies.

Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan

Zinthiya Ganeshpanchan is the Founding Trustee of the Zinthiya Trust - a Leicester based women's organisation supporting disadvantaged women. Zinthiya is also a director of Tomorrowtogether Ltd-a social enterprise supporting disadvantaged people build their knowledge and skills and return to work.

Meet Our Staff:


Roy Roberts

Roy is a very Experienced professional with a good understanding of local government and the voluntary and community sector, and working with diverse communities

Gaffar Ismail

Gaffar is a businessman with over thirty years experience in private industry. A self motivated individual possessing a strong commercial outlook and the persistence to achieve high standards.

Sajjad Mururajani

Sajjad has 10 years experience working for companies in the finance sector. Sajjad has very strong interpersonal and communication skills gained in sales and marketing roles and possesses a common sense approach to problem solving. He brings a varied skill set to TLEC including project management, coaching, mentoring, financial acumen and general business management.

Dorian Reid

Dorian is a qualified management accountant with over 30 years experience working for high profile corporate organisations.