COVID-19: a message from our Managing Director to Buckinghamshire businesses

I want to reach out to you at this time of unprecedented uncertainty to remind you that as your local Growth Hub, Buckinghamshire Business First is here to help.

If you are being affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus) or have concerns about the future impact on your business, please call us on 01494 927130, email BusinessSupport@bbf.uk.com or let us know by completing a short survey online here >

We are working to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on business can be shared and our voice amplified within government.

Can you help other businesses in our community?

We are blessed in Buckinghamshire with a can-do, entrepreneurial, supportive business community.

Businesses have been getting in touch with us with offers of support for other businesses during this difficult time.

Buckinghamshire Business First is collating all offers of support in one place – on the Offers page of our website - so that businesses can offer and take up support from our membership of 12,000 local businesses.

Please utilise our Offers page on our website to see what offers are already available, or fill in a quick online form to let us know what support you’re able to offer to other businesses.

Grants available to support home-working

If you are looking to implement home-working for your organisation and you have a team of 2+ employees or are a supplier of homeworking-related software or devices, then please contact our Growth Team by emailing growth@bbf.uk.com, as they may be able to provide a match-funded grant to help purchase this kind of software.

What are our plans here at Buckinghamshire Business First?

Our team of 50 can work remotely and can continue to work with and support businesses across Buckinghamshire during this difficult time.

Given the current government advice, we have taken the decision to cancel planned networking events and are also closing our High Wycombe and Buckingham Business Hubs with immediate effect.

We are currently looking at digital solutions to provide alternatives to face-to-face meetings, workshops and member-to-member events throughout this period.

All of the COVID-19 support and advice for businesses in one place

We are collating the latest government support and advice for businesses on an ongoing basis in one place on our website. This is where to learn about funding and finance options and any announcements or legislation changes that affect your business.

Bookmark the webpage and keep checking back for the latest information at: www.bbf.uk.com/covid-19

Also monitor our social media channels for the latest news:

These are unprecedented times for our business community, but Buckinghamshire Business First and the entire Buckinghamshire business community is here to help.

Please stay in touch and engage with the team and the membership.

If you have any concerns over how COVID-19 is affecting or will affect your business, contact our business support team via 01494 927130 or BusinessSupport@bbf.uk.com.

Please also fill out our quick survey to let us know how you are affected.

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