The Growth Programme

Build Back Better with the Buckinghamshire Business First Growth Programme

Whether your business is focused on recovery and resilience, is experiencing unintentional growth, or you are severely affected by the effects of the pandemic –Buckinghamshire Business First can help get you back on track and planning for growth with grant funding or our highly-regarded Advice programme.

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Growth Advice

Whatever your specific business challenges or opportunities - you’re not alone.

Buckinghamshire Business First’s Growth Advice programme offers free high-impact and practical support to help you review your business, get the confidence to act, pivot or make decisive changes, and plan for future growth:

- meet 1-2-1 with an experienced Business Adviser for real time support in response to the changing COVID-19 legislation and work through business issues and challenges
- join a series of highly regarded online masterclasses with industry experts
- share experience and work together with other local business owners - find out how they are looking after their staff, creating new product offerings and planning for the future
- gain support from our network of ‘Growth Champions’ – successful local business owners who can act as a sounding board to challenge thinking and develop successful strategies for the future

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Growth Grants

Due to unprecedented demand, we are unable to accept any new
Growth Grant enquiries.

We plan to resume the Growth Grants later in the Autumn, but there is likely to be changes in the value of the grant available. If you have already received a Grant Application pack in the last few months you can continue with your application, but we will be unable to process any new Growth Grant applications, under the existing T&C’s, which are received after the 1st October 2020.

Grants have previously been awarded to support activity such as:
- website development and design
- social media advertising
- sales and lead generation activities
- and much more!


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N.B. Eligibility criteria apply.

To discuss which element of the Growth Programme best suits your business, email Growth@bbf.uk.com or call 01494 927130.

PLEASE NOTE: The Growth Grants are completely separate from the recent £20m funding announced by the government to help businesses get back on track after COVID-19. Find out more about that funding here.