“The whole offering from Buckinghamshire Business First is designed to produce a fertile business environment in which businesses like mine can flourish.” - Mark Walker, Ashridge Security Management
When a business makes the difficult decision of relocating, one thing they need is a business support network close by, which is exactly what Mark Walker of Ashridge Security Management found when he moved to Buckinghamshire.
The upheaval of the move from Hertfordshire was worth it, according to Mark: “We made the move because of the better transport links and market opportunities for us in Buckinghamshire. We knew that finding a business support network was crucial to helping us settle and giving us confidence that moving was the right decision.
“The government seems to have strange acronyms for sources of support that make it difficult to work out just what the support or funding actually is and who it is aimed at, so discovering Buckinghamshire Business First really helped us to navigate all of this and find the support that’s available to us.”
Exporting is one area that Mark has his eyes on and he soon found support for this. “Buckinghamshire Business First ran an event on exporting which introduced me to the UKTI Passport to Export programme, which I am hopeful will lead to further growth and more opportunities in new markets.”