Virus: 'We can help'

During these times of unprecedented economic uncertainty, Buckinghamshire businesses are being encouraged to make contact with Buckinghamshire Business First which is able to provide and advice and support.

Any business that is being affected by COVID-19 (coronavirus) or has concerns about its future impact on business, can call 01494 927130, email or visit the website where the most up-to-date advice and support is being collated at

Philippa Batting, its managing director, said: ‘Our team is at the end of the phone and ready to support and signpost businesses to the most up-to-date advice and sources of support. 

‘We are also working to ensure that the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus) on our local business community is being collated, shared and our voice amplified within government. Any businesses who wants to get their voice heard can complete a short survey on our website

She added: ‘We are blessed in Buckinghamshire with a can-do, entrepreneurial, supportive business community. Business members are already posting offers of support and are encouraging any business able to offer support or those who would like to call on advice from the membership to get in touch. 

‘These are unprecedented times for our business community but Buckinghamshire Business First is here to help.’ 

Businesses looking to implement home-working with a team of five-plus employees and suppliers of homeworking-related software or devices, may be able to apply for a match-funded growth grant to help buy this kind of software.

To contact the team at Buckinghamshire Business First, call 01494 927130 email or visit