• 2014 | December

    • Minister of State for Disabled People, Mark Harper, launches the National Volunteer Charter at Bucks birthplace of the Paralympic movement.
    • 6,000 businesses now behind BTVLEP.
    • BTVLEP inputs into the independent Scale-UP Report on UK Economic Growth.
    • The Apprenticeship Employer bus comes to Aylesbury and High Wycombe.
    • LEP briefs MP’s Cheryl Gillan, David Lidington, Steve Baker, John Bercow and Dominic Grieve.
    • Chair meets MP Harriet Harman during her visit to Pinewood Studios.
    • LEP update given to head office of high street banks Barclays, Santander, RBS and Lloyds.
    • Partnership Manager speaks at Bucks Rural Affairs Group annual conference.
  • 2014 | November

    • Over 110 Bucks business leaders attended the UKTI/BBF Exporting for Growth seminar, hosted by journalist and broadcaster Declan Curry, at Pinewood Studios
    • Chair speaks at the Institute of Economic Development annual conference
    • 10,000 Bucks homes and businesses now feeling the benefits of Superfast Broadband
    • Chair of the UK Space Agency Steering Committee, Rob Douglas, visits the Westcott Venture Park to discuss investment in rocket propulsion in Bucks
    • Chair is key note speaker at Westminster Social Policy Forum about regeneration and local economic growth
    • Chair speaks at National Association of Colleges conference
    • BTVLEP host transport think tank on 21st Century transport solutions in rural areas
    • Chair presents to County Council Network annual conference
  • 2014 | October

    • David Lidington MP launches new Bucks apprenticeship initiative, Going For Gold
    • Chair addresses Policy Network at Labour Party Conference
    • Minister Ed Vaizey announces Next Generation Skills Academy led by Pinewood Studios and Amersham and Wycombe College 
    • Chair speaks at national Federation of Small Businesses event
    • LEP Board agree 200k funding for skills support and advice in Bucks
    • Chair jointly hosts LEP and Federation for Industry Skills & Standards discussion
    • 9,000 Bucks homes and businesses now feeling the benefits of Superfast Broadband
    • Green Infrastructure Partnership seminar presented by CEO
    • Opening of the Western Link Road in Aylesbury
    • Chair talks at Local Government Association LEP Futures discussion
    • CEO addresses 50 businesses at Bucks Business Leaders Dinner
    • David Walliams films ‘Partners In Crime’ at the BTVLEP HQ in Saunderton

  • 2014 | September

    • LEP champion Sir John O’Reilly visits Bucks to witness & support business growth
    • Chair addresses the LGA national conference
    • Minister Mark Harper MP launches Accessible Britain Challenge at Stoke Mandeville
    • The exec present Bucks project at EU conference
    • Rt. Hon. Greg Clark visits Bucks to see exciting growth taking shape in Wycombe
    • Chair speaks at Highways Agency national conference
    • LEP team bring UK Trade & Investment to Bucks for business opportunities within creative industries
    • CEO brings together Manufacturing and Engineering sectors at roundtable event
    • Chair presents evidence for non-Metropolitan areas at national Peace Commission
    • Bucks business is one of four that join Deputy PM’s first ever trade delegation to India
  • 2014 | June

    • Secure £44.2m from Government
    • Investment praised by Sajid Javid MP, Culture Secretary, at Amersham & Wycombe College
    • Bucks businesses highlighted at High Performance Engineering event at Silverstone
    • 3,000 jobs at Pinewood get green light in £200m expansion plans, supported by LEP
    • Lord de Mauley, DEFRA Minister, visits Bucks as example of best practice
    • Workshop for Food & Drink businesses to highlight inward investment opportunities
    • Chair speaks at Marlow Business Breakfast
    • Meet Virgin Media and Sky to push for broadband investment
  • 2014 | May

  • 2014 | April

    • LEP Chairs meet with PM to raise matters of importance like poor broadband
    • Retail champion Bill Grimsey visits Bucks LEP as part of a national high street tour
    • 108 ward economic profiles sent to District Councillors
    • Guy Lachlan, SME and member of FSB and BBF, joins the LEP Board
    • Chair meets with National Labour Party about possible future expanded role for LEPs
    • Chair speaks at National Planning Summit to promote Bucks as a destination for infrastructure investment
    • Alex Pratt OBE appointed as first Chair of the LEP Network Management Board
    • Chair speaks at the Local Partnerships roadshow in Oxford
    • LEP suggests innovative idea to Lord Young on enterprise in education at No 10.
    • Chair takes part in Association of Colleges strategic debate on the role of FE
    • LEP team does SEP roadshow tour of Bucks Councils
    • Chair meets Good Schools Guide at House of Lords discussion about careers advice and guidance
  • 2014 | March

    • Lord Heseltine listens to our pleas to help us unlock our pent up economic growth
    • 4,500 businesses now behind LEP, 50% of the private sector employment
    • We demand national broadband strategy a House of Lords
    • Strategic Economic Plan for Bucks has now been submitted to Government
    • BTVLEP Chair hosts Ministers and c.400 guests at LEP Network Annual Conference
    • BTVLEP Chair addresses national Local Nature Partnership event about the role of LEPs
  • 2014 | February

    • Speaker of the House and local Bucks MP visits Buckinghamshire Business First business hub and hears about our Economic Plan
    • LEP signs MoU with UKTI to bring export support to Bucks businesses
    • £1.7m investment by LEP starts roll out of over 180 superfast broadband cabinets in Bucks. Visit Connected Counties to find out more
    • Chair at No.10 for discussion on increasing enterprise in education
    • Collective LEP meeting with DfT on aligning transport project
    • Brought together working group on showcasing careers to young people
    • LEP promoting East-West rail project at National property and rail event
    • Continued developing the SEP detail with local partners
    • Now, 4,000 businesses behind the LEP
  • 2014 | January

    • Submitted final plan for €13.9m EU structural investment funds
    • Drew together 7 neighbouring LEPs to work together strategically
    • Led the dialogue with 4 Ministers and Lord Heseltine on behalf of all 39 LEPs
    • Board met with James Ellis MEP about digital infrastructure in Bucks
    • Leading all 39 LEPs in developing new LEP Network service
    • Working with neighbours to plan Silverstone 2014 business day
    • Pitched for investment in Bucks to Whitehall Ministers and Lord Heseltine
    • Draft 5 year Bucks economic plan is viewed positively by Government
    • Chair speaks at national LEP conference