News releases from Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

For more information please contact Richard Burton on richard.burton@btvlep.co.uk.

News Releases –  2019

8th May, 2019

Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, visited The Cottesloe School, Wing, last week to see first-hand what excellent careers education really looks like.

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17th April, 2019

Four new courses and a Doctoral Training Centre will be launched at a pioneering Computing and Centre for AI at Buckingham thanks to a £2m Local Growth Fund grant.

The University has been awarded £2m by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), which will enable it to build a new School of Computing and Centre for Artificial Intelligence.

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11th April, 2019

Speaking at the Creative LEP Local Industries Partnership in Birmingham, Andrew M Smith, Chair of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) announced £4 million in funding to support three new initiatives. The three projects* will strengthen and build Buckinghamshire’s creative sector, a key growth driver of the local economy.

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2nd April, 2019

ScreenSkills and Pinewood Studios are joining forces to offer people living near the Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, information on how to transfer their skills to much needed roles in film production.

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1st April, 2019

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership are delighted to confirm that an exciting new chapter for BTVLEP has commenced with its formal establishment as a new company limited by guarantee, to further strengthen partnership and help deliver prosperity for Buckinghamshire.

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1st April, 2019

Sixth formers from Highcrest Academy in High Wycombe triumphed after a head to head final with schools from across the county in the 2019 Big Bucks Sales Challenge held at Pinewood Studios (Wednesday 27 March) and organised by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership’s Skills Hub.

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26th March, 2019

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), are delighted to announce the appointment of three new private sector members to its Board, Hiren Gandhi from Blaser Mills Law, Adrian Brown from the Berkeley Group, and Prof Rebecca Bunting, Education Consultant.

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21st March, 2019

Young women from across Buckinghamshire came together at Wycombe Leisure Centre earlier this month, to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), through a speed networking event preceded by a game of roller derby. The Bucks Skills Hub event, where Roller Derby and STEM collided (STEMroller), was aimed at helping to break some myths and change perceptions of what women in STEM are like.

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8th March, 2019

Thursday night brought together key businesses from the creative industries and over 200 people keen to pursue a career in the sector at a sold-out event at Pinewood Studios (7 March).

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7th March, 2019

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Education visited The Misbourne School, Great Missenden, earlier this week to see first-hand what excellent careers education really looks like.

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15th February, 2019

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) is developing one of the country’s first Local Industrial Strategies. One of a family of strategies covering the Oxford – Cambridge Arc, the Buckinghamshire Local Industrial Strategy will set out a programme of activity to ensure that the county’s economic assets contribute more to the national and local economies. In order to help us shape this key strategy we want to hear from you.

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13th February, 2019

Join the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) team for a networking breakfast as part of their Annual General Meeting on the 8th March at The Gateway, Aylesbury.

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7th February, 2019

Are you an employer with a job or training opportunity and interested in meeting keen and motivated candidates? Or are you yourself looking to meet local employers with exciting opportunities and vacancies?

Then look no further. Bucks Skills Hub’s Routes Into recruitment events are about bringing opportunity and talent together. Talent is everywhere, from students in education thinking about their first steps into work, to those looking to use their experience and skills in a new environment, to those looking for a complete change altogether.

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18th January, 2019

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership are delighted to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board, Philippa Batting from Buckinghamshire Business First and Alistair Lomax from the University of Buckingham.

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14th January, 2019

Business people are invited to join the Skills and Employability Board of the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) to help steer the skills for growth agenda in Bucks.

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News Releases –  2018

3rd December, 2018

Business people are being invited to join the board of the Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership to help steer the future of an area with an economic output worth over £16 billion.

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28th November, 2018

The University of Buckingham today unveiled the new £8 million Vinson Building, which will house a Centre for Economics and Entrepreneurship.

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1st November, 2018

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted by the news that the Good Growth for Cities 2018 index has placed BTVLEP as the second highest performing LEP in England.

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16th October, 2018

Three thousand visitors saw careers brought to life at the Bucks Skills Show last week (Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October) - thanks to a range of interactive experiences from sweetie selfies created with cutting edge 3D printing technology to immersive virtual reality demonstrations.

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5th October, 2018

The space age has entered a new generation with the launch of a multi-million-pound site at Westcott dedicated to engineering, research and innovation.

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26th September, 2018

Students, teachers, parents and businesses have begun the countdown to the launch of the Bucks Skills Show on Saturday 13 October - which this year features a new space industries area and a strong showing from the music trade.

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13th September, 2018

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), a partner in a consortium led by Royal Holloway, University of London, is delighted to be named by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) as one of nine successful bids to host an ambitious Research and Development partnership aimed at boosting the UK's creative sector.

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11th September, 2018

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted with the announcement that £2m of its Local Growth Funding has been invested in the development of a new 26,000 sq ft state-of-the-art sports engineering innovation centre at Silverstone Park.

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10th September, 2018

An A-list cast of speakers from Google to the Ministry of Sound will be headlining the county's largest interactive careers fair on Saturday 13 October at The Gateway in Aylesbury.

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8th August, 2018

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) has £2m of Local Growth Funding to invest in business and skills capital initiatives to strengthen and build upon some of the key sector strengths of the Buckinghamshire economy, and are therefore issuing a call for projects for Business and Skills Capital Grant Funding.

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24th July, 2018

In under three days, The Mandeville School's Year 10 student group have managed to design, market and build a working prototype of a mobile App.

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12th July, 2018

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership is to become one of 20 'Careers Hubs' around England, transforming careers education in schools and preparing young people for the world of work.

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4th July, 2018

The President of Bosch UK has announced the company's aim to "fuel the imaginations of the brightest young minds" at the Bucks Skills Show 2018 on Saturday 13 October at The Gateway in Aylesbury.

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3rd July, 2018

In under three days, The Mandeville School's Year 10 student group have managed to design, market and build a working prototype of a mobile App.

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3rd July, 2018

The government's Review of LEPs, published today, is strongly welcomed by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

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28th June, 2018

More small businesses across Buckinghamshire could benefit from fully-funded apprenticeship training as a result of government changes announced this week.

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5th June, 2018

Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), are delighted by today's Government announcement supporting plans to expand the capacity at Heathrow Airport.

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5th June, 2018

On the 21st June, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Milton Keynes for the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference - the region’s largest business conference of the year – which is supported by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), the National Infrastructure Commission, England’s Economic Heartland and regional and local authorities.

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4th June, 2018

Preliminary work starts today (Monday 4th June) on the northern section of Beaconsfield's new relief road.

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30th May, 2018

Are you looking for a new job, or want to retrain to change career or learn new skills to get back to work? Then don't miss Future Proof, the free adult skills and jobs fair which takes place on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th June at University Campus Aylesbury Vale.

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29th May, 2018

The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Matthew Hancock, has appointed the Chair of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) Andrew Smith, along with Idris Elba, Robin Saunders, and Phil Stokes, to the Board of the British Film Institute (BFI) for a four-year term.

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18th May, 2018

There is still time for the best of Buckinghamshire's apprenticeship stars to shine by entering the National Apprenticeship Awards 2018.

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3rd May, 2018

Eight local schools across Buckinghamshire have gone head-to-head in the county's second Sales Apprentice Challenge, organised by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership's Skills Hub to help students gain essential sales experience in a fun and practical way.

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23rd March, 2018

Buckinghamshire College Group's latest student facility, an impressive new Construction and Trade Skills Centre, was officially opened today at the college's Wycombe campus by Richard Harrington, Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership.

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22nd March, 2018

A bid to the Government by Buckinghamshire County Council, and backed by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, for £204 million to support growth in and around Aylesbury has passed its first hurdle.

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8th March, 2018

The new Westcott Business Incubation Centre located in the Westcott Venture Park, near Aylesbury, will provide incubation support for early-stage businesses and entrepreneurs looking to develop a new business venture in rocket propulsion, 5G communications, drones and autonomous systems, and associated services.

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5th March, 2018

On the 21st June, prominent business and public-sector leaders will come together in Milton Keynes for the Oxford Cambridge Corridor Economic Growth Conference - the region’s largest business conference of the year – which is supported by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP), the National Infrastructure Commission, England’s Economic Heartland and regional and local authorities.

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