About Us

We work for charity concerned with community regeneration. The purpose of the ‘Enterprise as a Life’ programme is to support individuals into business start-up or self-employment; it is funded through the European Regional Development Fund, Leicester City Council and b-inspired.

The service is FREE of charge, we are not on commission or performance related pay and we will work at your pace and help you come to your own conclusions about whether to take the leap into business or not. The project is designed to help individuals over a 6 month to 1 year period; however, we welcome you to stay in touch.

We are not here to tell you what you should do; we assist you by offering Information, Advice and Guidance. On joining the project you’ll be able to attend

  • Workshops – relating to idea development, business planning, the legal aspects of business and advice from H M Revenue & Customs
  • Group events – to develop confidence and motivation, personal empowerment, leadership and presentation skills
  • One to one sessions – with specialist consultants, mentors, professional life coaches and established entrepreneurs


b-inspired has been established to carry forward the ground breaking work undertaken by the BCA over the last decade. Since 2000, we have worked to change Braunstone for the better, and together we have achieved a great deal. Working with the community, we have gained a unique insight into the real life issues close to the hearts of our residents. In identifying these issues, we have built active relationships with a huge number of organisations over a wide spectrum and have successfully delivered products and services for local people.

Without exception, all our services are community based. We know that support needs to be both practical and accessible, and b-inspired is dedicated to ensuring residents are at the very heart of what we are about. We are committed to realising the talent and skills within disadvantaged neighbourhoods, creating really sustainable communities for the benefit of all. It operates under a Charity – The Braunstone Foundation, a company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Registered in England & Wales No. 4029394. Charity Registration No. 1139537. It also provides services through its wholly owned trading arm – B-inspired (trading) Ltd. Registered in England & Wales No. 7445410.