About us

Who we are

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

We provide our members 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.

From 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 generated a thriving business community of over 10,000 members – and growing.

Get involved. Join our community.



We 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.


Useful downloads

Business Overview
BBF Business Overview 2015 - 2016

Annual Review
BBF Annual Review - 2016

Buckinghamshire Business First Matters Newsletter
Issue 8 - BBF Matters - Sumer 2016
Issue 7 - BBF Matters - Winter 2015

Buckinghamshire Business First Case Studies 2016
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We're recruiting new Board members

  • Do you have a passion for the economic development and wellbeing of businesses in Buckinghamshire?
  • Do you have experience of setting up or running a business?
  • Do you have the time and energy to help drive BBF’s continued success as the Growth Hub for Bucks?

We are seeking to recruit three new Non-Executive Directors to our committed Board to drive and support the work of BBF to make Buckinghamshire the best place to start, run or grow your business.

For more information about BBF please download an information pack here.

Application process

Applicants are invited to prepare a short statement detailing why they wish to be considered for the role summarising what they believe they can bring to BBF.  Additionally, applicants can if they wish, submit a CV detailing their business experience, sector knowledge and relevant skills.

Applications need to submitted to recruitment@bbf.uk.com by 9am on 18th October 2017.

The Appointments Committee will invite shortlisted applicants to an interview w/c 6th November 2017.

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.

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

Heather Dean

Heather Dean

Head of Skills and Business Support

Ian Mackey

Ian Mackey

Business Support Manager

Lynsey Dunn

Lynsey Dunn

Head of Marketing,
Communications & Events

Sarah Randall

Sarah Randall

Head of Operations and MI Systems