Retail and tourism businesses close to where HS2 will be in Buckinghamshire are going to get extra help.

A new Advisory Service has been set up, to try and deal with the impact 5 kilometres either side of the route.

The idea is that those companies can cope and grow, rather than be damaged by the construction.

The Visit Buckinghamshire Business Advisory Service will provide one to one support in addition to a series of local events and development workshops on topics aimed at supporting business growth, such as digital, marketing, finance, sales and procurement.

Philippa Batting, Managing Director of Buckinghamshire Business First, comments:

“For some businesses, HS2 is a tremendous opportunity and a chance to grow their business and improve local employment, especially by supplying into those organisations who are constructing the new infrastructure.

“For others, the route will cause both real and perceived disruption, so this programme of support will help with gaining new skills and in the process hopefully help their businesses grow.”

The Visit Buckinghamshire Business Advisory Service will be funded from HS2’s Business & Local Economy Fund (BLEF).

Attend the launch event

Businesses in the retail or tourism sector within 5km of the HS2 construction route in Buckinghamshire are encouraged to attend the free ‘Visit Buckinghamshire Business Advisory Service’ launch event on 14th September at Missenden Abbey to discover more about the support that is now on offer.

  • Date: 14th September 2018
  • Time: Registration from 9am, start 9:30am – close 11:00am with networking following the event until midday.
  • Price: Free
  • Location: Missenden Abbey, London Road, Great Missenden, HP16 0BD

For more information and to book visit the BBF website or call 01494 927130.–retail-close-to-hs2-route/