Whilst many claim it, we really are business-led with a Private Sector Board and over 14,000 businesses now engaged with our Local Growth Hub, Buckinghamshire Business First.
Our strategy and projects have been shaped by thousands of local business owners through their direct involvement with Buckinghamshire Business First, at regular roundtable ‘Think Tank’ events, Business Leaders’ Dinners, workshops and multiple other networking opportunities.
Buckinghamshire Business First is the envy of almost every Local Enterprise Partnership in England. The organisation has an unprecedented reach with over 14,000 business members representing over 70% of the workforce of Buckinghamshire. Over 60% of those businesses have been supported in the past 12 months, receiving business advice, networking support and growth funding amongst the suite of services offered.
Capitalising on the momentum achieved since its formation in 2011 our Growth Hub in 2021/22 achieved:
- 432 jobs created
- 32,000 business assists
- Over £700,000 awarded in grant funding
- 92 new products/ services to market
- 60 individuals supported with start-up business advice
For further information please go to the Buckinghamshire Business First website.