News releases from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

For more information please contact Richard Burton on richard.burton@btvlep.co.uk.


21st November 2017

Government Chief Scientific Adviser visits Bucks to inspire and be inspired!

Interim Government Chief Scientific Adviser (and Chief Scientific Adviser to the Department of Health), Professor Whitty visited the high performing Highcrest Academy, High Wycombe on 17th November.

 

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10th November 2017

Local Growth Funding supporting ATG training development

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership's (BTVLEP) award of £93,500 Local Growth Funding is already improving Aylesbury Training Group's (ATG) training offer to young people seeking skills and qualifications and the opportunity to secure full time employment.

 

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1st November 2017

Old Oak Common proposal opens up economic growth for Bucks

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) welcomes the recent publication of Network Rail's West Midlands and Chilterns Route Study recommending connecting the Chiltern mainline to Old Oak Common.

 

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26th October 2017

Stamp of approval for Aylesbury Woodlands

Buckinghamshire Advantage, the delivery arm of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), is delighted with the outcome of today’s decision (26th October) by Aylesbury Vale District Council to give the green light to the outline planning application for the Aylesbury Woodlands development.

 

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18th October 2017

Skills Show 'buzz' powers up future workforce

Over 1,600 students from schools all over Bucks flocked to the county's largest careers fair last week to be inspired by professionals ranging from cybersecurity experts to anaesthetists, radio presenters to spacecraft propulsion engineers.

 

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25th September 2017

Demand for high-speed fibre broadband continues to soar

More people in Buckinghamshire are signing-up for high-speed fibre broadband than ever before thanks to the work of the Buckinghamshire superfast broadband programme.

 

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5th September 2017

University celebrates construction of the BTVLEP funded Vinson Centre

Construction of the University of Buckingham’s new Vinson Centre for Liberal Economics and Entrepreneurship was celebrated at a ground-breaking ceremony on Tuesday.

 

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5th September 2017

Bright futures forecast for students at Bucks Skills Show

Students are gearing up to discover a career they will love at this year’s Bucks Skills Show on Saturday 14 October 2017 at The Gateway, Aylesbury, from 9.30am to 3pm.

 

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21 August 2017

New funding programme being established to support the growth of Bucks businesses

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) are looking to establish a new business growth fund to provide loans and investment to help high value local businesses grow and create new jobs in the county. 

 

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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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