Visit Buckinghamshire: Boost is a new programme designed to accelerate the recovery of tourism, hospitality and leisure businesses and the wider visitor economy in Buckinghamshire.
The programme offers support to help boost your business and prepare you for future trends. It is a time-limited programme delivered in partnership by Visit Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire Business First and Buckinghamshire Council and is funded by the UK Government through the UK Community Renewal Fund.
Create a vibrant online presence complete with reviews, bookings, personalisation and more. Maximise your online sales and customer experiences.
As part of the Visit Buckinghamshire: Boost Programme we are hosting a wide selection of free online events to help you revolutionise your digital marketing. Hosted by industry experts, People1st you’ll leave feeling inspired, informed with an action plan for your business.
Who can attend? Free to business owners and employees of tourism, hospitality or leisure businesses and the wider visitor economy in Buckinghamshire. There is no limit to the number of people from your organisation who can take advantage.
Destinations that demonstrate their green credentials are increasing in popularity. With searches for eco-friendly travel on the rise, and with energy prices also on the rise, get your business on the journey to Net Zero and develop a USP that will make you stand out from your competitors.
By positioning your company at the forefront of the transition to Net Zero, your business can gain a competitive advantage, helping you stand out and mitigate future energy price increases.
Our partners at Climate Essentials will help you to:
Watch our video below to find out more, then click 'Get Involved'.
Tap into future trends and break from the norm with products and innovations that support year-round cashflow and increase visitors and your sustainability.
Many businesses are now starting to prepare for the tourism season after lockdown and develop plans for the recovery. We've partnered with VisitEngland and Visit Buckinghamshire to host a full day of inspiration that will help your business become ready for international visitors and understand the new domestic landscape.
Date: 12th May 2022
Time: 9:30am - 5:00pm (Registration, refreshments & networking from 9.00am)
Location: Wycombe Swan Theatre
Open your business up to as many potential customers as possible, accessing a market worth an estimated £16 billion and reflecting the status of our destination as the Birthplace of the Paralympics.
Improve your business’s accessibility with 1-1 support and advice from a business access advisor. Keep up to date with our online library of resources, hints, and tips sharing best practices, and access free training for your teams to help make customers with access needs feel welcome and comfortable when visiting your business.
Talking Heads podcast: Talking accessibility with Vicky Hope-Walker
Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First, recently spoke with Vicky Hope-Walker, CEO of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, on the latest episode of our Talking Heads podcast.
The two spoke about Buckinghamshire’s place in history as the Birthplace of the Paralympics, how the trust ensures its services are accessible, the value to businesses of being welcoming to all, the places in Bucks that are already getting it right, and some practical ideas for businesses to implement.
Find the right fit and develop staff that shine, so your customers get the perfect experience every time.
Join us for an event where Buckinghamshire College Group students searching for jobs will get the opportunity to meet businesses, share what they have to offer, whilst also developing their interview skills and finding out more about the opportunities available.
Date: 18th May 2022
Time: 10:30am - 3:30pm (Registration, set up and refreshments from 10.00am)
Location: Aylesbury Campus of The Buckinghamshire College Group