Ensuring county lives up to its entrepreneurial billing
THE word coalition may not be fashionable in political circles for the time being, but within the Buckinghamshire business community partnerships between like-minded business leaders with a passion for economic development and the wellbeing of their local area at heart are going strong.
Buckinghamshire Business First was formed in 2011 by a group of business leaders who pooled their resources and expertise to play their part in forging closer ties between business and local authorities, central government, and national and European funding streams.
Other business leaders in the county have joined this collaboration along the way and have stepped forward to play the role of ‘enablers’, to support businesses at every stage of the journey, from start-ups celebrating their first sale to those with 250-plus employees and millions of pounds of turnover.
Buckinghamshire Business First works closely with those in the local business community and several of these ‘enablers’ are on our Board of Directors.
Now, we’re looking for two more business leaders to join this Board.
There is no back- slapping or selfaggrandising here, it is simply a group of people with spirit and dedication who ensure Buckinghamshire lives up to its billing as the Entrepreneurial Heart of Britain.
Adam Stronach, director at Beaconsfield-based Harwood Hutton, joined the Buckinghamshire Business First Board in 2011. He told me that he was spurred on by a desire to give something back to his community, and also sees the role as a chance to stay at the forefront of local business policy, influencing the agenda around infrastructure, employment, skills, access to finance and other business critical issues.
If you would like to find out how you can become a member of the board, I’d love to hear from you. Call me on 01494 568950 or email Philippa@bbf.uk.com.
LOOKING FOR BOARD MEMBERS: Philippa Batting