Visit Buckinghamshire is partnering with Buckinghamshire Business First, HS2 and Groundwork to launch a new Business Advisory Service for local businesses in the retail and tourism sectors within 5km either side of the HS2 construction route in Buckinghamshire.
The Visit Buckinghamshire Business Advisory Service (VBAS) aims to support businesses, including those in the supply chains of affected retail and tourism businesses, that face disruption from the construction of HS2.
The tourism sector is a major player in the Buckinghamshire economy, with approximately 2,300 businesses employing 23,000 people. More than £729 million is spent locally each year as a result of 10 million day trips and 1.1m overnight stays in the county. These visits also support our retailers and associated supply chains from food producers to employment agencies.
This project has been developed to counter any challenges that construction of the HS2 rail line may create for businesses in the county, and also to ensure that affected businesses are supported to become even more resilient and improve their performance now and in the future.
The Visit Buckinghamshire Business Advisory Service will provide one to one support in addition to a series of local events and development workshops on topics aimed at supporting business growth, such as digital, marketing, finance, sales and procurement.
Call us on 01494 927130 to find out more or book a chat here.