• Thursday 18 Dec 2014

    Enabling the wheels of social policy to turn for the benefit of everyone

    Our voice of Buckinghamshire Business this week is:
    Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First.

    December, as ever, brings reflection and our AGM last month allowed us to remind ourselves and our members what we have achieved over the last couple of years and why we do what we do.

    Since 2012, with the support of our stakeholders and board, our membership has grown to almost 6,000 businesses accounting for near on 60% of Buckinghamshire’s private sector workforce. Through our projects and grant funding programmes 1,000 new jobs have been created, almost 350 apprenticeship places have been identified, over £5m has been paid in grants directly to businesses.  Savings of well over 1 million tonnes of CO2 have been identified and over 10,000 homes and businesses have access to superfast broadband.