• 2013 | December

    • Almost 4,000 businesses now behind BTVLEP
    • Submitted draft 5 year economic plan for Bucks for our share of £2bn
    • Chair speaks at Visit Britain annual conference
    • Continuing to champion broadband across Thames Valley
    • Showcased transport plans to senior Department for Transport official
    • Joint transport meeting with LGA and DfT
  • 2013 | November

    • Hosted visit from South Korea
    • Growth Hub status awarded to Buckinghamshire Business First
    • Transport discussion with Patrick McLoughlin MP, Secretary of State
    • Co-hosted visit by Vince Cable MP to Silverstone
    • Joint national LGA roundtable about transport challenges with DfT and Highways Agency
    • Guest speaker at ADEPT national conference
    • National skills Roundtable with BIS Matthew Hancock MP
    • Businesses attending Buckinghamshire Business First AGM
    • Chair met with Sir Bob Kerslake to press Case for issues
    • Updated Parliamentary Space Committee on LEP activity
  • 2013 | October

    • Chief Executive of UKTI visits Pinewood Studios
    • BIS recognises Buckinghamshire Business First as the first Non City Growth Hub
    • Bucks LEP hosts Cabinet Office review of LEPs
    • Business briefing for Bucks MPs on Construction
    • Chair leads with Universities on implementing the Witty Review of Innovation
    • Bucks LEP hosts Department for Transport visit
    • Presentation to European Internet Foundation about broadband in Bucks
    • EU plan for €13.9m investment submitted
    • Draft Strategic Economic Plan submitted
    • Hosted 27 of 39 LEP Chairs with ADEPT, TSB and UKTI
    • Bid for 5G Mobile Pilot with Greater Thames Valley LEPs
  • 2013 | September

    • Hosted investor visits from Eastern Europe and Japan
    • Commission and launch of Heathrow Economic Impact Study
    • Met with Labour and Tory Ministers to illustrate national importance of Bucks Economy
    • Profiling the importance of the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain at Local Government Association, National Audit Office, and with others
    • Writing of local Growth Plans to secure significant external investment into Bucks
  • 2013 | August

    • Delivered EU investment workshop
    • Pushing asks of Whitehall for broadband, inward investment, skills, business support
    • Connecting our plan with neighbouring LEPs in London and Greater Thames Valley
    • Skills Ask on Higher Apprenticeships now being considered by BIS
    • Moving forward on schools engagement and a new approach to IAG
    • Software now in place to scan all job vacancies & skills needs in Bucks
  • 2013 | July

    • LEP Chairman meets Prime Minister.
    • Bucks Case Conference agrees priorities for immediate Whitehall help.
    • BTVLEP Think Tank on future proofing.
    • Chairman meets with Sir Bob Kerslake, Head of Civil Service.
    • Skills workshop looking at the future need and demand.
    • LEPs commission economic impact study for Heathrow options.
    • Bucks receives £8.3m to improve transport.
  • 2013 | June

    • GTV6 LEPs agree shared priorities.
    • GTV6 LEPs and Digital Business First target inadequate broadband.
    • Bucks tour ref: EU funds to Brussels.

    • LEPs shape Single Pot guidance for £2bn annual spend.
    • GTV6 LEPs collaborate to maximise EU funds benefits.
  • 2013 | May

    • BTVLEP partners with closest LEPs to form the GTV6 - Read our research on the GTV6 >
    • BTVLEP is leading the national debate on the LEP Single Pot with Govt – watch for up-to-the-minute tweets on June 26th.
    • The LEP, with Buckinghamshire Business First, shone a light on the National Film & Television School - £350,000 raised for one of Bucks’ crown jewels.
    • Digital Business First champions superfast broadband to Whitehall.
    • BTVLEP join forces with European Internet Foundation to push for digital infrastructure.
    • Oxfordshire and Bucks LEPs work on shared skills priorities.
    • BTVLEP work with National Careers Service to support Buckinghamshire businesses.
    • Bucks LEP Chair leads for all 39 LEPs in discussions with Prime Minister.
  • 2013 | April

    • HM Treasury Think Tank on Bucks Economy.
    • BTVLEP trailblazing the concept of a non city city deal.
  • 2013 | March

    • Digital Business First campaign launched nationally by Neelie Kroes.
    • £70k success for Buckinghamshire New University at the Fast Forward Awards to develop new Telehealth Solutions.
    • LEP Chair reports to the APPG call for evidence on Skills and Growth.
  • 2013 | February

    • BTVLEP wins extra £1 million funding from Broadband UK
    • USE-ACT project awarded €1/2 million URBACT funding to look at managing development in ‘constrained areas’
    • BTVLEP bring together LEP partners to pioneer discussions on strategic EU priorities with DEFRA
    • Minister for Europe agrees to improve Buckinghamshire’s reach into the EU
    • LEADER and Buckinghamshire Business First demonstrate the positive impact of rural funding to David Lidington – over 130 businesses helped, 100 new jobs created
    • LEP Secretariat Buckinghamshire Business First reaches 2000 members representing over 25% of private sector workforce
    • Work Wise Week Bucks bridges the skills gap and gets hundreds of young people wise about work
    • Pinch Point Funding to ease congestion at Chapel Lane Bottleneck Junction applied for
  • 2013 | January

    • Nick Baird, Chief Executive of UKTI and a member of the BIS board announced as BTVLEPs senior Whitehall sponsor
    • 700 businesses helped, 64k tonnes CO2 saved , £1.75m in grants distributed by BTVLEP Secretariat, Buckinghamshire Business First
    • BTVLEP collaborates with Hertfordshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire LEPs EnterpriseM3, and SEMLEP on shared priorities