• Tuesday 17 Apr 2012

    Buckinghamshire: the best place in the world to do business


    In the recent benchmarking Review of Local Enterprise Partnership Area Economies 2012, Bucks is the only LEP area to be ranked in the top five for each of the major domains; resilience, business, community, people, and place.

    All things considered, on this evidence you will not find a better place to do business in the UK, and as the UK is already top of the league for doing business in the EU and the G8, according to the World Bank report Doing Business 2011, and fourth best in the world, it confirms that few, if any places on the planet are better for living and working than Bucks.

  • Friday 27 Apr 2012

    LEP Network Annual Conference - April 26th London



    We were out in force, and even on the stage at this year’s annual LEP Network conference; a stark contrast to last year when we had to beg for a single invitation.

    A stream of high ranking Ministers made clear that Government remains fully committed to LEP’s. With growth now a top political priority as well as an economic necessity, the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) and National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) offer some hope of unlocking our economic potential. Housing growth remains the great white hope as a key enabler of growth and employment, but is controversial in the absence of employment growth and infrastructure in our County...