Business booms in Bea­cons­field

Town has high­est num­ber of firms in re­gion

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Jo-Anne Rowney jo-anne.rowney@trin­i­tymir­

A BUCKS high­est busi­nesses east.

Bea­cons­field has 6,620 busi­nesses, in­clud­ing 205 with a turnover of £5mil­lion or more, plac­ing it on top of the re­gional ta­ble.

The find­ings, re­leased by the ICAEW’s Business Ad­vice Ser­vice, show the na­tional av­er­age turnover for a Bri­tish business is £505,644.

In com­par­i­son, in Bea­cons­field it is £561,668, plac­ing it 14th re­gion­ally in this re­spect.

Sharon Hewitt, from Chiltern Re­lo­ca­tion, in Penn Road, helps peo­ple re­lo­cate to the area.

She said: “I’ve been do­ing this for 10 years and have seen a lot of peo­ple re­lo­cate town has num­ber in the the

of south from London to Bea­cons­field. At first they com­mute into the City and then think ‘no, I don’t want to do this any more’ and set up their own business.

“Th­ese are highly ed­u­cated and pro­fes­sional peo­ple, so it’s not sur­pris­ing that th­ese busi­nesses do well and last.

“There’s also a lot of women who re­lo­cate with their part­ners.

“I can think of one woman who came from a PR company and set up her own business in the town.

“A lot of peo­ple also stay, so we ben­e­fit from peo­ple who have come through a good school sys­tem.

“You have this pool of ed­u­cated peo­ple on your doorstep.

“We are close to Heathrow and the mo­tor­way too.”

Na­tion­ally, top of the av­er­age turnover list is the City of London and West­min­ster with an av­er­age of £1,038,556. How­ever, the rest of the top five po­si­tions are taken up by re­gions fur­ther north – West Bromwich, Hull, Leeds and Sh­effield.

By coun­try, busi­nesses in Eng­land turn over on av­er­age £510,866 per year, while those in Scot­land and Wales turn over an av­er­age of £485,100 and £430,140 re­spec­tively.

Com­par­ing just Eng­land as a whole, the av­er­age turnover of busi­nesses based in the north is £515,829 ver­sus £507,659 in the south.

Di­rec­tor of business Stephen Ib­bot­son said: “Not only does Bea­cons­field top the re­gional ta­ble for num­ber of busi­nesses, it also per­forms strongly com­pared against the na­tional av­er­age.”



HIGH­LIGHTS: Some mem­bers of Jor­dans and Dis­trict Ro­tary Club en­joy­ing their 34th Char­ter Night

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