Buckinghamshire LEP launches new website
Since 2016 the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone has provided an enormous boost to help Buckinghamshire grow its existing businesses and attract and accelerate new investment in key business sectors at Bucks LEP’s three strategically important Enterprise Zone sites.
Anthony Sowden, Director, Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone, said:
“The scale and special nature of the development, the mix of uses and the highly strategic position, at the heart of the ‘Oxford to Cambridge Arc’ enables the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone sites to compete nationally and internationally as major employment locations. The aim of this new website is to showcase the latest development activities across these three sites and highlight the benefits for businesses locating to Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone.”
Four years on, the sites at Silverstone Park, Westcott Park and at Aylesbury Woodlands are driving forward the Buckinghamshire economy in the sectors of high-performance engineering, space technology and life sciences – all critical to the national economy and just as importantly securing business rate returns to be reinvested into the local economy.
Richard Collins, President of Buckinghamshire Chamber of Commerce added:
‘We’re delighted to hear about the launch of the LEP’s new website, which will highlight key developments across Buckinghamshire’s Enterprise Zones and showcase the business, social and economic benefits of all three zones – Silverstone Park, Westcott Venture Park and Arla/Woodlands – to potential local, national and international investors. This will help to ensure that Buckinghamshire remains an investment destination of choice, particularly for key sectors including high-performance technology / motorsport; space propulsion / satellite communications; and environmental engineering: agri-food / human health.’
Since Enterprise Zone status was granted to these three sites in 2016, there has been major growth and investment, resulting in: 44,370 m2 of floorspace completed; 25,190 m2 of floorspace under construction; 32 new businesses established; over 300 jobs created; more than £50m private sector investment; and £11.5m project funding committed to support the growth of Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone.
To find out about the latest information on the activities of the Aylesbury Vale Enterprise Zone please visit the new website.