News releases from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

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7 July 2017

Ed Vaizey opens new facilities at the National Film and Television School

Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP, the long-serving former Minister of State for Digital and Culture at the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), will today announce the naming of two new National Film and Television School (NFTS) buildings on the School’s campus in Beaconsfield.  

 

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19 June 2017

Signed sealed and delivering superfast broadband across Bucks

Buckinghamshire’s great performance in Phase 1 of the roll-out of broadband across the county has resulted in further funding of over £800,000 from Buckinghamshire County Council and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to extend the next phase to provide broadband coverage for over 95% of homes and businesses.

 

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22 May 2017

Bucks to benefit from funding to support local skills and business growth

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), are issuing a funding call to businesses and training providers for £1.5m of Skills and Business Incubation Capital Grant Funding to invest in skills and business growth initiatives to strengthen and build upon some of the key sector strengths of the Buckinghamshire economy.

 

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5 May 2017

Lift off for revolutionary space rockets testbed

Construction is underway at Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s Enterprise Zone at Westcott Venture Park, to create a new facility for Reaction Engines to test its revolutionary Synergetic Air Breathing Rocket Engine (SABRE), which is designed to unlock the future of space travel and hypersonic flight.

 

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26 April 2017

Sales whizz kids storm 'big Bucks' challenge


Three local schools in Bucks have gone head-to-head in the county’s first ever Sales Apprentice Challenge, organised by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills Hub to help students gain essential sales experience in a fun and practical way. 

 

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6 April 2017

The ambitions of Aylesbury Woodlands one step closer


Buckinghamshire Advantage, the delivery arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has today (6th April) submitted amendments to its outline planning application for the Aylesbury Woodlands site, which includes additional content to improve further the Aylesbury Woodlands offer to ensure it meets the needs of the local population, business and the environment.

 

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27 March 2017

£1.3m funding support for digital innovation centre


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is delighted to provide £1.3m in capital funds to University Campus Aylesbury Vale to create an exciting Digital Innovation Hub to support business innovation and growth in Bucks. 

 

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7 March 2017

Bucks to benefit from EU funding to support rural business growth


Small and micro-businesses across the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) area, are being invited to submit expressions of interest for support as part of a funding scheme to help boost employment and growth in rural areas. 

 

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22 February 2017

Innovation centre a step closer following £1.3m funding support

 

A new innovation centre in Buckinghamshire is on track to open later this year following a successful bid for funds. Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership has agreed to provide £1.3m in capital funds to the Buckinghamshire Life Sciences Innovation Centre. 

 

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2 February 2017

£20.5m cash boost for Buckinghamshire to help create local jobs and growth

 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), is delighted by the announcement today by Communities Secretary, Rt. Hon Sajid Javid MP, that Buckinghamshire is to receive a further cash boost, as part of the Governments next round of Growth Deal Funding, of £20.48m to help create jobs, support businesses and encourage growth – this is in addition to the £53m of funding already committed by the Government.

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5 October 2016

NFTS secures Local Enterprise Partnership funding to build 4k Digital Content Training Studio


The National Film and Television School (NFTS) announces it has secured funding of £1.5m from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to build a new Digital Content Production Training Studio. The studio will be one of the most advanced dedicated training facilities in the UK and will have the ability to shoot, record and stream live content in high definition 4k. 

 

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3 October 2016

Bucks Skills team highlighting the benefits of work experience


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), through its Buckinghamshire Skills and Employability Programme, is supporting National Work Experience Week (10-14 October) by promoting the importance of work experience to young people in Buckinghamshire and the benefits to local businesses with the launch of a new website www.wannabebucks.org.


26 September 2016

Residents to have their say on sustainable transport improvements scheme


Cycleway and footpath improvements planned alongside the A4 Bath Road, in south Buckinghamshire, aim to make it easier for residents on foot or bike to catch the bus and train. 

 

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9 September 2016

Business consultation on Strategic Economic Plan for Bucks


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), is currently consulting on its refreshed Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and is looking for local business input and insight into the issues facing business growth.

 

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31 August 2016

Roll-out of second phase of superfast broadband for Bucks


Buckinghamshire is set to benefit from the next phase of the roll-out of superfast broadband to provide broadband coverage for over 95% of homes and businesses in the county. 

 

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23 August 2016

Bid for £112m to further grow Buckinghamshire's economy


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has submitted a bid for an extra £112m to support the Bucks economy, as part of the Governments next round of Growth Deal Funding.

 

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13 July 2016

National Space Propulsion Facility comes to Bucks


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) and partners, are delighted with this week’s announcement that The UK Space Agency is investing £4.12m in a National Propulsion Test Facility at Westcott, near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, giving the UK a new facility for space technology testing.

 

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7 July 2016

Bucks Skills Show inspires young people's career choices


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), through its Buckinghamshire Skills and Employability Programme, is delighted by the positive response from attendees to the first Bucks Skills Show. The show took place on Saturday 2 July at the University Campus Aylesbury Vale, and attracted over 400 people looking for inspiration, advice and guidance on their career choices.

 

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20 June 2016

Successful rollout of first phase of superfast broadband for Bucks 


The Connected Counties project, which is supported by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) and Buckinghamshire County Council, is delighted to have reached a major milestone in the rollout of superfast broadband in Buckinghamshire by providing broadband coverage for 90% of homes and businesses in the county. 

 

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20 June 2016

Business case approval for A355 Improvements Scheme


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), following its recent Board meeting, is pleased to announce the business case approval for the A355 Improvements Scheme to improve traffic movement along the A355 Amersham to Beaconsfield corridor. 

 

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15 June 2016

Business case approval for High Wycombe Town Centre Southern Quadrant Scheme


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), following its recent Board meeting, is pleased to announce the business case approval for the High Wycombe Town Centre Southern Quadrant Scheme to improve traffic flow through the town centre.

 

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14 June 2016

Motorsport technology showcase in Bucks...don't miss out!


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) in partnership with Aylesbury Vale District Council and neighbouring Local Enterprise Partnerships, are supporting the Motorsport Industry Association to organise and promote a five-day inward investment and export trade mission, and conference, at Silverstone between 4th – 8th July 2016 to explore and showcase the latest innovations from the UK’s world-leading Motorsport and High Performance Engineering community.  

 

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14 June 2016

Choose your career at Bucks Skills Show


Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), through its Buckinghamshire Skills and Employability Programme, prides itself on successfully supporting the educational and employment needs of young people in Buckinghamshire. So much so it is hosting The Bucks Skills Show on 2 July to highlight the broad range of career options available to young people as well as allowing leading businesses to showcase careers in their business sectors. So come along and choose your career!

 

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31 May 2016

High Performance Technology at home in Bucks 

 

A new report sponsored by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), shows that a vibrant business cluster in the High Performance Technology Sector is rapidly developing. 

 

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31 May 2016

Ribbon cut on new 'gateway to the east' road 

 

With a deft snip of the scissors Val Letheren, the new Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, declared Aylesbury's new Stocklake (urban) link road ready for traffic, and marked Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s first Local Growth Funds project to reach completion.

 

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18 April 2016

Dynamic Skills Show highlighting the education and employment options open to young people

 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), through its Buckinghamshire Skills and Employability Programme, prides itself on successfully supporting the educational and employment needs of young people in Buckinghamshire. So much so it is hosting The Bucks Skills Show in July to highlight the broad range of career options available to young people as well as allowing leading businesses to showcase careers in their business sectors.

 

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8 April 2016

Bid submitted for Westhorpe Interchange/Globe Business Park improvements 


With a deft snip of the scissors Val Letheren, the new Chairman of Buckinghamshire County Council, declared Aylesbury's new Stocklake (urban) link road ready for traffic, and marked Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s first Local Growth Funds project to reach completion.

 

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18 March 2016

The ambitions of Aylesbury Woodlands one step closer
 

Buckinghamshire Advantage, the delivery arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has today submitted an outline planning application for Aylesbury Woodlands.

 

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15 March 2016

MP witnesses latest infrastructure and local business developments 

 

The Rt Hon David Lidington MP, Member of Parliament for Aylesbury and Minister for Europe, visited two key projects in Aylesbury yesterday which highlight the work Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) and our Local Growth Hub, Buckinghamshire Business First, are doing to improve road infrastructure and support local business - the Stocklake Link Road Highway Improvement Scheme and Aylesbury’s new Business Hub.

 

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29 February 2016

Study into high-tech cluster around Silverstone Park reaches final stages  

 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) are working with partners from across the region to support the development of high performance technology and motorsport around the international heartbeat at Silverstone.

 

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29 February 2016

Expressions of interest for hosting 5G Innovation Centre 

 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), are keen to hear from organisations interested in hosting a 5G Innovation Centre ‘Step Out’ facility in the county.

 

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23 February 2016

Engineering challenge bringing together education and business 

 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), through its Buckinghamshire Skills and Employability Programme, successfully brings together education providers with the skills needs of business.


 

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08 February 2016

MP witnesses latest broadband roll-out in Grendon Underwood

 

Members of the Connected Counties project, which is supported by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), today demonstrated the technology behind the roll out of super-fast fibre broadband in Grendon Underwood to John Bercow, MP for Buckingham.


 

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12 January 2016

A fibre-optic light at the end of the tunnel!
 

The Connected Counties programme, which is supported by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has shone a fibre-optic light on the village of Stoke Hammond, following requests from residents for super-fast broadband. 


 

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11 January 2016

Your chance to find out more about the latest plans for Aylesbury Woodlands
 

Buckinghamshire Advantage is bringing forward development proposals for an extensive site to the east of Aylesbury, which will include commercial premises, leisure facilities, road infrastructure and housing. 


 

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05 January 2016

New website keeping you informed on development projects in Bucks
 

Buckinghamshire Advantage, which acts as a development arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), is pleased to announce the launch of its new website, which aims to provide latest information on key development projects across Buckinghamshire.

 

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11 December 2015

EU funding to help Bucks businesses invest in research and innovation 

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has just announced, on behalf of the Buckinghamshire European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Committee, the allocation of up to £1.5 million of funding to support sector focussed intermediary organisations to invest in research and innovation projects, which will benefit aspiring entrepreneurs in Buckinghamshire.



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08 December 2015

Bucks business benefits of Enterprise Zone status 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) successful bid to secure Enterprise Zone status last week, for three strategic sites in the Aylesbury Vale area, will result in wide ranging business benefits to the county.

 

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27 November 2015

Waterside North car park marks the first scheme to benefit from Growing Places Fund 

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), is delighted to announce it has successfully secured Enterprise Zone status for three strategic sites in the Aylesbury Vale area at Silverstone, Westcott Venture Park and Arla/Woodlands.

 

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25 November 2015

Bucks secures Enterprise Zone status

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is pleased to announce the completion of its first Growing Places Fund (GPF) scheme, with the opening of a new car park in Exchange Street, which is part of the Waterside North Masterplan, in addition to key development schemes coming to completion in Wycombe Town Centre.  

 

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25 November 2015

New Chairman appointed to Buckinghamshire Thames Valley LEP

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), are delighted to announce the appointment of Andrew M. Smith as its new Chairman, following Alex Pratt OBE, stepping down after four years at the helm of BTVLEP.

 

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13 November 2015

Bucks food and drink businesses to benefit from EU funding

Small and medium sized food and drink processing businesses across the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) area, are now able to apply for a share of funding to help them grow and create new jobs, from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD), for further details go to www.buckstvlep.co.uk/eu-investment-plan.

 

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11 November 2015

Bucks to benefit from EU funding to improve and expand tourism across the county

Local organisations, especially micro or small tourism businesses and farmers seeking to diversify into tourism activities in rural areas, are now able to apply for a share of funding for projects that improve and expand the tourism offer in rural areas covered by the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) area, from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development, for further details go to www.buckstvlep.co.uk/eu-investment-plan.

 

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12 October 2015

Bucks leading the pack to bring together employers and educators

The smart way to help businesses and young people? How do you improve on a top of the league table figure of 76% of Bucks businesses who say their apprentices are work-ready? Answer: a Skills Hub where business can go to reach all the various agencies.

 

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08 October 2015

Bucks to benefit from Big Lottery and EU funding to support people into work, training and education

The Big Lottery Fund is working with Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to invest funding into projects that help people into work, training and education, in such a way that best meets local need and priorities.

 

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23 September 2015

Bucks Thames Valley LEP supporting the development of high performance technologies and motorsport

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) are working with partners from across the region to support the development of high performance technologies and motorsport around the international heartbeat at Silverstone.

 

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18 September 2015

Opportunities in Bucks from Heathrow Expansion

Nigel Milton, Director of External Affairs at Heathrow Airport, presented to the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) board on September 11th, the business opportunities arising from the proposed expansion of Heathrow Airport.

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15 September 2015

Launch of 'Opportunities In Bucks' – bringing together employers and educators

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, through its Buckinghamshire Skills and Employability Programme, today launched the OppsinBucks website, which aims to promote and optimise links between employers and educators...

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08 September 2015

Call for applications for projects promoting business investment in research and innovation across Buckinghamshire

Local organisations, especially those with strong links to higher education establishments, are now be able to apply for a share of funding for projects providing support for research and innovation in the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley area from the latest round of the European Regional Development Fund.

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02 September 2015

Call for applications for projects to help small businesses in Buckinghamshire Thames Valley reach their full potential

For the first time European Regional Development funds are targeted at Local Enterprise Partnership areas, a major shift to more localised spending.

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12 August 2015

Milestone for Buckinghamshire's superfast broadband

The push to get additional high speed fibre broadband into Buckinghamshire has reached three quarters of its target in little more than two years.

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15 July 2015

Appointments boost skills for Buckinghamshire

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), has appointed Jackie Campbell, as Skills Development Manager, to work alongside Ruth Farwell, Skills Strategy Manager, to deliver BTVLEP's skills priorities for Buckinghamshire.

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01 July 2015

'Western Wedge' Welcomes airports commission's decision to expand London Heathrow

A third runway at London Heathrow, recommended by the Airports Commission, will give it the largest capacity in the UK, securing its position as a truly world-class infrastructure hub and supporting the economic growth of the country.

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18 June 2015

Women's Tour of Britain pedalling our way… the ideal opportunity to Visit Bucks

The world's top female cyclists will be coming to Buckinghamshire this Fathers Day (21 June), when they compete in the final stage of the Women's Tour of Britain, so to coincide with this event why not come and see what Bucks has to offer.

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02 April 2015

European funding launched for jobs and growth

Businesses and communities across the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) area will have a chance to benefit from up to £15.7 million of European funding for growth and jobs now that the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme has been launched by the government.

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27 March 2015

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE GOES TO WHITEHALL

Alex Pratt, Chair, and Richard Harrington, Chief Executive, of the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), were at the heart of the 2015 LEP Network Conference held in Westminster yesterday (March 26th). Both spoke at the national conference and had the opportunity to discuss first-hand with Government Ministers, Shadow Ministers and informed Business Leaders on plans for economic growth in England.

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4 March 2015

Hard-to-reach areas to get high speed broadband thanks to extra funding

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) are working in partnership with Buckinghamshire County Council, District Councils, BT and Buckinghamshire Business First to ensure at least 95% of Bucks is 'superfast'.

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29 January 2015

£8.8m expansion of Growth Deal boosts local plan for Buckinghamshire economy

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) has agreed an expansion to its Growth Deal with the Government, which will see an extra £8.8m invested in Buckinghamshire between 2016 and 2021 - this is in addition to the £44.2m of funding committed by the Government on 7 July 2014.

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26 January 2015

High Wycombe to host international delegation

Experts from around Europe are coming to High Wycombe this week to see some of the town's regeneration work. The delegates, from Naples and Trieste in Italy, Riga in Latvia and Dublin, will be welcomed by local organisations and dignitaries including Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership Board Members, Councillor Richard Scott, Leader of Wycombe District Council and Prof Ruth Farwell Pro-Vice Chancellor of Bucks New University and Oliver O'Dell from HWBidCo.

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09 January 2015

Minister visits space propulsion centre to sign Growth Deal Agreement

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) was delighted to welcome the Rt. Hon. Greg Clark MP, Minister of State for Cabinet Office (Cities and Constitution) and Minister of State for Universities and Science, to Buckinghamshire today (9th January) to sign our Local Growth Deal that will trigger £44.2m worth of investment to increase prosperity and growth in the county.

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16 December 2014

Response to Tri-County Combined Authority for Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire

The Local Enterprise Partnerships in Buckinghamshire (BTV), Northamptonshire (NEP) and Oxfordshire (OxLEP) today responded to the Tri-County Combined Authority initiative proposed by Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire County Councils, following its launch at Silverstone. John Markham and Adrian Shooter attended the event alongside the Chief Executives of the three LEPs, to hear how the Local Authorities planned to work together more closely.

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08 December 2014

Minister helps launch National Volunteer Charter at birthplace of the Paralympic movement

A video link from Mark Harper MP, the Minister of State for Disabled People helped launched the Disability Action Alliance National Volunteer Charter on International Volunteering Day, December 5th as part of a drive for a more accessible Britain.

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02 December 2014

Feasibility study announced for a major road scheme in North Bucks

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) and Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF) welcomes the plans outlined this week by Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander, to conduct a feasibility study to look at creating an expressway (dual carriageway) link between Oxford and Cambridge via Milton Keynes/North Buckinghamshire.

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02 December 2014

Local Enterprise Partnership supports Business Scale-Up findings

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) welcomes the findings of the recent independent Scale-UP Report on UK Economic Growth, and as a county with a strong SME business base we recognise the need to support our businesses with the potential to scale-up significantly.

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25 November 2014

High speed broadband comes to the aid of Bucks businessman

Local businessman Bob Newell faced a dilemma when he landed a major rail operation contract of whether or not to move his business out of Bucks!

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17 November 2014

Export event helps local businesses explore overseas opportunities

Over 110 Bucks businesses attended Fridays (15 November) Exporting for Growth seminar, hosted by Buckinghamshire Business First (BBF) in partnership with UK Trade and Investment, at Pinewood Studios, where local businesses were provided with practical advice and support to help develop their exporting potential.

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07 November 2014

UK Space Agency visits Bucks to discuss investment in rocket propulsion

Rob Douglas, Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Committee, this week visited the Westcott Venture Park in Bucks to discuss potential investment in rocket propulsion with Moog In-Space Propulsion (ISP) and Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP).

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15 October 2014

Bucks punches above its weight when it comes to job growth

Figures released today by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show unemployment has seen the largest annual fall since records began over 40 years ago, with the number of unemployed people now below 2 million for the first time since 2008 – and jobs growth in Buckinghamshire is at an all time high!

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01 October 2014

Skills boost for creative industries in Bucks

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is pleased with the recent announcement by Ed Vaizey, Minister of State at the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, of the Next Generation Skills Academy.

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01 October 2014

New apprenticeship initiative launches in Bucks

'Going for Gold', an new apprenticeship initiative in Buckinghamshire, was officially launched at Missenden Abbey last week by the Rt Hon David Lidington MP for Aylesbury.

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25 September 2014

Bucks Board agree funding for skills support and advice in Bucks

Funding has been granted to boost skills support and advice in Buckinghamshire following the recent Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) Board meeting this month.

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19 September 2014

Looking for funding for a big idea which will transform your business and the economy?

Do you have an idea for a project which can create jobs and stimulate growth in the local economy? Does the project's proposition contain something which is nationally significant, which will help the UK compete more effectively in the 'global economic race'? If so, this may be a significant opportunity for you to secure funding.

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04 September 2014

Minister launches Accessible Britain Challenge at birthplace of the Paralympic movement

Mark Harper MP, the Minister for Disabled People, today (Thursday 4th September) launched the Accessible Britain Challenge in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.

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28 August 2014

Bucks business part of Deputy Prime Ministers first ever trade delegation to India

The Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, this week undertook a three-day visit to India with a 40-strong trade delegation, including Bucks business The Entertainer, to take advantage of the opportunities presented by the new Indian government's focus on economic growth.

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26 August 2014

Feature article published in Local Government Chronicle - Encouraging retail investment to help the 'clipped wing' generation

In a week when the national news is awash with stories about the increasing number of working young people that are having to live at home with their parents, it should perhaps come as no surprise that Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) has been looking at how to address this growing housing challenge.

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08 August 2014

Superfast broadband reaches 1 million more homes and businesses

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is encouraged by the announcement today from the Government that superfast broadband is reaching more than 1 million across the UK. In Buckinghamshire thousands of homes and businesses are benefitting from faster internet speeds, thanks to Connected Counties.

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31 July 2014

UK Trade & Investment visit Bucks to explore business opportunities within creative industries

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) attended and contributed to a recent event hosted by Pinewood Studios, on behalf of UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), to discuss how to align international, national and local business activity in order to help increase exporting activity within the creative industries sector, which includes film, television, visual effects and games.

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11 July 2014

Senior Whitehall Director visit to Bucks to witness and support business growth

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is delighted to welcome Sir John O'Reilly, Director General Knowledge & Innovation and Whitehall Senior Sponsor for BTVLEP, to Buckinghamshire today. The visit is an opportunity to showcase some of the major schemes supported by the LEP and to discuss the delivery of this week's Local Growth Deal announcements and £44.2m award to Buckinghamshire.

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07 July 2014

Green light given to plans to deliver increased prosperity and growth in Bucks

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is gearing up for delivery following the announcement today by the Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP, Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities, that Buckinghamshire will receive £44.2m from the Government's Local Growth Fund to invest in increased prosperity and growth, with £8.9m of new funding confirmed for 2015/16.

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26 June 2014

Minister visits Bucks to witness business success

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is delighted to welcome Lord de Mauley, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for natural environment and science, to Buckinghamshire today. The visit is an opportunity to showcase the support available to businesses in rural and urban areas and bringing forward sustainable economic growth.

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20 June 2014

Silverstone's 50th anniversary brings opportunity for Bucks' manufacturers

This year sees the 50th Grand Prix at Silverstone. To celebrate, a special event is being held on July 2nd at Silverstone Circuit which aims to drive technological change within British manufacturing.

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19 June 2014

£200m expansion plans for Pinewood Studios secure future growth

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is delighted with the confirmation today that the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government has granted planning permission for £200m expansion plans at Pinewood Studios to secure the future growth of the studios and address the clear need for additional capacity in the UK.

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05 June 2014

Bucks Chief Executive leads on the debate for affordable social housing

The Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), Richard Harrington, today addressed the Westminster keynote seminar 'The future for affordable rent and social housing' by highlighting that further integration of public funds and activity would be beneficial to housing delivery in general and that Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) may help establish the context for local business to invest in housing alongside established investors.

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28 April 2014

Retail champion Bill Grimsey visits Bucks as part of a national tour in support of the high street

The former Chief Executive of Wickes and Iceland, Bill Grimsey, met business representatives today at the Clare Charity Centre in Saunderton, as part of a national tour looking at the challenges facing the high street.

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1 April 2014

Aiming to deliver increased prosperity and growth in Bucks

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) has submitted its Strategic Economic Plan proposal to central Government for a share of a £2bn pot of national money for the development of local jobs and business growth.

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28 March 2014

Bucks business leader championing the need for improved broadband connectivity

 Alex Pratt, OBE JP Chair of the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, championed the need for improved broadband connectivity at a Committee meeting at the House of Lords this week.

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