Research conducted by Technopolis on the Evaluation of Growth Hubs, highlights Bucks LEP’s Growth Hub, Buckinghamshire Business First as one of the top performing in the country. In 2020 at the heart of the pandemic 26% of Buckinghamshire businesses were directly supported through the Growth Hub – far higher than the 8% national average, and the 2.5% Government ambition for Growth Hubs when they came into existence. This performance was aided by the £1.6m Buckinghamshire Recovery Investment Fund, established by Bucks LEP and managed by Buckinghamshire Business First, creating 210 new jobs and bringing 74 new products and services to market.