About us

Who we are

Buckinghamshire Business First: celebrating 10+ years of impact

We are a business-led, business-focused community for new, established and growing businesses across Buckinghamshire.

We provide businesses in Buckinghamshire with knowledge, support and opportunities for growth. By getting involved, you join thousands of other members benefiting from our knowledge, connections, facilities, products and services.

Since our inception in 2011, when 10 local entrepreneurs and business leaders got together to discuss how to encourage business growth in Buckinghamshire, our ‘doing-it-for-ourselves’ mentality has supported and cultivated a thriving business community of over 14,000 members – and growing.

We celebrated our 10-year anniversary in 2021 with a trip down memory lane and a bright vision for the future - and we're not stopping there!

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What we do

Running a business is tough. And with so many agencies, associations and federations regulating and advising you, it’s not always clear who to turn to for help. That’s where we come in.

We operate as the central information and support hub for all businesses in Buckinghamshire – advising, referring and bringing people together.

Our teams of experienced business advisors, supported by our members, partners and local authorities, are interested in your business and provide on-going, long-term support and services. Together, we create a unique and vibrant business community that you can be part of and benefit from.

We are proud of the accreditations we have worked hard to be awarded over the years. Take a look at our credentials here.

“We joined Buckinghamshire Business First back in 2021 and it’s one of the best decisions we made! The increased knowledge and confidence within our staff and the change in some of our best practices have been invaluable.”

- Steve McWhirter, Foam Engineers Ltd

How we do it

Given life in 2011 by 10 local entrepreneurs and business leaders, Buckinghamshire Business First is the perfect example of what’s possible when businesses come together.

“Working with the team at Buckinghamshire Business First was a pleasure. They really champion businesses of all shapes and sizes.”

- Katy Martin, McGrumpy & Snuffles

Our business Ambassadors

We would like to say a huge ‘Thank You’ to our Ambassador Members who are making such a positive contribution to our local economy.

Meet the team

Philippa Batting

Philippa Batting

Managing Director

Heather Dean

Heather Dean

Head of Skills and Business Support

Lynsey Dunn

Lynsey Dunn

Head of Marketing,
Communications and Events

Sarah Randall

Sarah Randall

Head of Operations and MI Systems

“I have found Buckinghamshire Business First to be very accessible and easy to deal with. Communication was fantastic, they are very easy to work with and genuinely want to help our business.”

- Mark Baruch, Siyan