• 2017 | July

    • The Rt Hon Ed Vaizey MP visited the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield to witness the opening of new facilities, including the £1.5m BTVLEP funded Digital Content Production Studio Facility and Hub.


    • Bucks strong performance in the first phase of the roll-out of superfast broadband – with take-up the third highest in the country – has resulted in additional funding of £800,000 to extend the next phase of roll-out even further.
    • BTVLEP sponsored the Growth Business of the Year category at this years Buckinghamshire Business Awards - won by High Wycombe based Hansford Sensors.


    • Buckinghamshire's Growth Hub Buckinghamshire Business First reached a major milestone as it welcomed its 10,000 member - Chris Hornbuckle of Sports Optimus.

    • BTVLEP exhibited at the British Grand Prix Business Growth Conference at Silverstone.
  • 2017 | May

    • Reaction Engines chose BTVLEP’s Enterprise Zone at Westcott as the base for their SABRE air breathing rocket engine facility – celebrated at a ground breaking ceremony in May.

       
    • BTVLEP provided £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.

       
    • BTVLEP submitted its amended outline planning application to improve further the Aylesbury Woodlands offer to ensure it meets the needs of the local population, business and the environment.
    • Technology Cluster at Silverstone Park benefits from BTVLEP Enterprise Zone status following UK Government award.

       
    • Right to Build Task Force announce Buckinghamshire Advantage as the first organisation to receive support in delivering an affordable custom and self-build housing project at Aylesbury Woodlands

       
    • Bucks schools 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.

    • Funding call to businesses and training providers for £1.5m of Skills and Business Incubation Capital Grant Funding.
    • As part of National Apprentice Week, Buckinghamshire Business First in partnership with BTVLEP’s  Skills Hub, ran #TalentTuesday events to bring together employers and young people interested in finding work place learning opportunities.
  • 2017 | March

    • Secured over £20m Local Growth Funding to help create jobs, support business and encourage growth across the county


    • Supported the submission of Garden Town status for Aylesbury, one of only ten new garden towns announced by Government
    • BTVLEP invested in new facilities at Amersham & Wycombe College’s Flackwell Heath campus to expand the colleges construction facilities

    • BTVLEP helped fund the new Silverstone Heritage Experience, which aims to attract over a half million visitors a year and firmly establish Silverstone as the home of motor racing

    • Over 40 per cent of households and businesses in Bucks are now using high-speed broadband, amongst the highest across all LEPs anaand well above the national average of 30 per cent
    • Supported Government plans for road and rail investment for North Bucks (Oxford to Cambridge expressway and East-West Rail scheme)
    • Promoted European Union funding calls for Information and Communications Technology, Low Carbon, Business Development, Food Processing and Tourism Infrastructure
    • Our Growth Hub, Buckinghamshire Business First, awarded a ‘highly commended’  Enterprising Britain Award for ‘Improving the Business Environment

    • BTVLEP approved funding for two Local Growth Fund skills projects worth £2.6m