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 join 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

Apply for a Growth Grant of up to £5,000 to help your business invest in projects to boost growth. Whether you are considering a project to increase sales, productivity or profitability, or improve business processes, this match-funded grant can potentially fund up to a third of the total cost.

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. The grant money is claimed back and repaid once the full project payment has been made.

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