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Whether you own or work for a small or large company, or are of thinking of starting your own Buckinghamshire venture, don't miss Buckinghamshire Business First every Monday evening from 7.

We'll have Business experts providing advice, opinions, and focusing on the success stories from across the county. There's also the very lastest business news round up and interviews with company owners and employees.

So join Max Hailey and Alex Pratt, Chairman of BBF, every Monday evening on Mix96, or catch up with the latest podcasts below.

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Presenters of the show Max Hailey (Left) and Alex Pratt (Right). 

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Monday July 18th: 3D Printing

In this week's show Max and Alex look into the world of 3D printing. They talk to an Aylesbury business already involved in 3D printing and a business in Wycombe company who supplied costumes to an Oscar winning movie!

Monday July 11th

This week Max and Alex focus on Innovation, Research and Development. They'll meet two Bucks Businesses who have successfully launched new projects; one that focuses on the problems of back pain, the other an awarding window film company. There's also the latest business news for Bucks.

Monday July 4

Max and Alex meet two successful female entrepreneurs. One is a musician who uses her skills to help the community, the other a lady who started a service that no one else was offering. There’s also news of upcoming Buckinghamshire Business First events and the latest business news for Bucks.

Monday June 27th

Max and Alex meet some of the winners from the Buckinghamshire Business First Awards and look back at the night. They also discuss the Euro Referendum, look at upcoming dates for your diary, and bring you the latest business news.

Monday June 20th

This week Max & Alex meet some of the speakers who will be at the Bucks Skills Show at UCAV on July 2nd. It's a an event for 14-19 year olds to discover a career and brighter future. There's also a round up of the winners from the BBF Awards, and a look at the latest business news.

Monday June 13th

Max and Alex meet two young entrepreneurs who have successfully started companies in Bucks. For one it was a case of changing jobs and starting again, for the other it was a first career and partially funded by a Dragons Den star. There's also the latest business news for Bucks.

Monday June 6th

This week Max explores the problems facing Buckinghamshire Businesses caused by Permitted Development. There's also the latest business news for the county.

Monday 23rd May

Max and Alex look at the LEADER programme and how it can help businesses in Bucks. They are joined by a LEADER expert, and a Risborough Florist who has benefitted from the service. There's also the latest business news and dates of upcoming BBF events.

Monday 16th May

It's National Growth Hub Week so Max & Alex are focusing on the work of the Buckinghamshire Hub. They'll be talking to Heather from BBF and Jinny McDermott who has benefitted from the hub after starting her firm, Inline-HR. There's also news of upcoming BBF events and the latest business news.

Monday 9th May

Max meets two local companies who have won a prestigious Queens Business Award. There's also news of an upcoming BBF event where you can quiz industry experts, and the latest business news for Buckinghamshire.

Monday 25th April

This week it's all about the BBF Awards. Max & Alex will be talking to some of the award sponsors, and revealing who is nominated in each category. There's also the latest business news, and dates of upcoming BBF events.

Monday 18th April

Max & Alex catch up with Neil Gibson, the interim Chief Executive of Bucks County Council to discuss what's going on now in Bucks, and the plans for the future.

Monday April 11th

Nathan Cooper & Alex Pratt examine why Bucks is a great place to do business. With success stories & advice, whether you are looking to start a company in the county, or have already established a business. There's also news of upcoming BBF events & the latest business news

Monday March 4th

This week Nathan Cooper looks at exporting. He's joined by a Bucks man who is successfully selling a new male grooming product abroad, and there's hints and tips from exporting experts.

Monday March 21st

This week Philippa Batting, Managing Director of BBF, co-hosts the show with Max. They are discussing auto enrolment, with Paul Mes from the Federation of Small Business and Colin Morton of Richardson’s Financial Services. There's also a look at the latest budget, Buckinghamshire's Business news, and upcoming BBF events.

Monday March 14

Yes or No to Europe? Max is joined by 2 guests discussing whether we should leave the EU. Susan Edlin from Aquaforest and Guy Lachlan from Jones & Cocks put forward the pros and cons. Plus, as always, the latest business news for Bucks

Monday 7th March

Max & Alex look at Apprentice opportunities in Bucks. Whether you are thinking about taking an apprentice on, or want to find out more about the schemes and help available, we've all you need to know, along with the latest business news.

Monday Feb 22

Max & Alex are joined by an expert in cyber crime with advice on what you can do to tackle it. They also focus on the work force of tomorrow with a look at Young Enterprise in Bucks.

Monday Feb 15th

This week Max and Alex talk staff engagement, the best way to get the most from your work colleagues. They talk to Andi Swain from Evolution International Group and Martin Reed from Thomas International.

Monday Feb 8th

Max & Alex take an indepth look at the world of digital in the workplace, with advice and information on websites, video content & the use of social media.

Monday Feb 1st

This week Max talks Leisure & Tourism, with guests from Waddesdon Manor, the Green Dragon Eco Farm & Rogue Leisure. He's also joined by Philippa from BBF who explains that more needs to be done to maximise what the county has to offer.

Monday Jan 25th

Max & Alex discuss skills and training, with guests highlighting their experience with apprentices. They also find out more about training schemes available in Bucks, and they hear from a company who are setting up an international recruitment campaign.

Monday Jan 18th

Max and Alex focus on the Buckinghamshire Business First Awards. With the deadline for entries looming, they are joined by former winners with tips and advice on how to make your entry stand out.

Monday Dec 21st

A look back at 2015 for business in Bucks, including a chat with BBF Managing Director Philippa Batting, and facts and figures with BBF numbers guru Rupert Waters

Monday Dec 14th

It's Food & Drink week! Max & Alex talk to local businesses in the catering and brewing trade. There's also advice on how to complete your entry for the Buckinghamshire Business First Awards, and the lastest business news.

Monday Dec 7th

In the run up to Christmas, Max & Alex focus on retail. They speak to local businesses and there's tips on how to save some pennies on your festive lunch! There's also the latest Bucks Business News.

Monday Nov 30th

We visit the Bucks Digital Summit to find out why digital is vital to your company, and there's a review of the Autumn Statement, plus the latest business news.

Monday Nov 23

Focusing on Entrepreneurship, with stories from across the county from those who have started successful companies, including a global catering company based in Chesham.

Monday Nov 16th

Max Hailey & Alex Pratt host the first show

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Buckinghamshire Business First is a business led organisation with a membership approaching 7,500 local businesses and exists to help businesses grow and thrive.  Membership is free to any business based or operating in Bucks, to find out more about the benefits and how we can help you visit bbf.uk.com

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