Buckinghamshire Business Festival

A celebration of business in the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain

A celebration of business in the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain

The Buckinghamshire Business Festival 2019 was a rip-roaring celebration of business in the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain!

Buoyed by the success of the inaugural festival, we are now gearing up for the Buckinghamshire Business Festival 2020!

What is the Buckinghamshire Business Festival?

The Buckinghamshire Business Festival is designed to boost knowledge, encourage collaborations, share opportunities, highlight innovation, help businesses make new connections and give them fresh ideas to grow their business.

The 2019 festival featured workshops, exhibitions, conferences, networking and fringe events as part of a wide-ranging programme hosted by Buckinghamshire Business First, our partners and our members. 

The Festival incorporated key themes including Brexit, Digital, Funding, Leadership, Innovation and many more.

What can you expect in 2020?

All of the above - and more!

Get involved!

There are lots of ways that you can get involved to help make the Buckinghamshire Business Festival 2020 a success:

  • Attend one or more of the exciting events that will take place during the festival
  • Attend the Buckinghamshire Business Expo to network with exhibitors and attend workshops and a conference
  • Host an event
  • Become a sponsor or partner of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival

Help to make the Business Festival a success!

Importantly, you can help us by spreading the word about how you are getting involved. This could be by social media, sharing details via your networks or encouraging others to get involved! You can use #BucksBusinessFest on social media to shout about the festival.


Buckinghamshire Business Festival Packages:

Host an event:

Put your event centre stage and benefit from the exposure the Buckinghamshire Business Festival will bring, raising your profile in the media and the Buckinghamshire business community.

There will be plenty of opportunities to develop local networks and grow local supply chains, as well as connect with like-minded industry experts.

Hosting a high-quality event will create opportunities to bring new audiences to your door. The people you meet could be future investors or customers or be those who enable you to form a partnership that will take your business forward.

To list your events and become an official partner of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival, register to become a Stakeholder, Partner or Ambassador of Buckinghamshire Business First.

If you would like to use the Buckinghamshire Business Festival logo to promote an event taking place between March 4th-15th 2019, contact our team for more details.

To express an interest, call 01494 927130 or email events@bbf.uk.com.


Become a sponsor

We have a number of sponsorship opportunities available. To find out more and get involved, call 01494 927130 or email events@bbf.uk.com.


Festival Events

Buckinghamshire Business Expo 

The centrepiece of the Buckinghamshire Business Festival 2019, the Expo attracted 200 visitors on the day to The Gateway in Aylesbury, with 50 exhibitors lined up to showcase their products and services.

As well as this, there was a conference covering digital technology, preparing for Brexit, satellite applications, how technology changes the way we make people decisions, and changing workforces. 

There were also workshop covering topics like leadership, tax, cyber security, video content and digital marketing.

The day was a great success. See for yourself by viewing:

Conference presenters:

  • Dr Lucy Green, Larato - Changing workforces, workplaces and the super-successful SME
  • Ray Lambe, Digital Catapult - Digital Catapult Overview
  • Fiona McLaren, B2BXi - Open Innovation, a helping hand
  • Neil Witney, BEIS - Preparing your business for EU Exit
  • Kieran Arnold, Satellite Applications Catapult - Satellites in our everyday lives
  • Martin Stilgoe, Digital Native - Why Digital Skills Matter
  • Luke Treglown, Thomas International - Will technology bias how we make people decisions

Book a stand at the Business Expo 2020

Express your interest in booking a stand at the Buckinghamshire Business Expo 2020. Email events@bbf.uk.com.