Introducing Buckinghamshire’s Growth Champions

We have compiled some of the most inspiring local growth stories and business leaders whose experience will help your business grow.

Buckinghamshire Business First supports aspiring business owners in the county to grow, and provides the necessary expertise and resources to help them do so. In addition to grant funding, events, face-to-face business advice and a raft of other support, we now have Buckinghamshire’s Growth Champions to provide inspiring real life examples of business growth.

Buckinghamshire’s Growth Champions have successfully grown their businesses within the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain. They have had successes and setbacks, made mistakes and learnt from them, and have great experience to pass on.

Meet our Growth Champions

Our Growth Champions are:

  • Angela Spang, Founder and CEO, JUNE MEDICAL
  • Udhi Silva, Operations Director, Snaffling Pig Co.
  • Jane Campbell, Managing Director, PCL Corporatewear
  • Mark Walker, Group Director, Ashridge Group
  • James Hakesley, CEO, Cube Video

You will be hearing plenty from them over the coming weeks and months as they impart the wisdom they have gained over the course of their growth journeys.

As a starter for ten, take Mark Walker’s advice for when growing your business seems a far-fetched dream:

“Stay positive! It will be hard to sometimes, but your determination will carry you far. So stay focused and committed, and keep smiling in the good and bad times.”

The Growth Programme

Buckinghamshire Business First is committed to helping business grow, which is why we have established the Growth Programme to provide practical support and grant funding to businesses with growth ambitions.

Under the Growth Programme, businesses can access:

  • Growth advice (Face to face meetings, telephone and email backup; growth-focused workshops; investment readiness support; and referrals to other specialist advice and services)


  • Growth Grants of £1,000 to invest in projects that will help your business grow

Speak to our business support team today to take your first step towards growth. Call 01494 927130 or email

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