The Quintessential Business Growth Hub
Driving innovation, education and growth in the tech business community of Milton Keynes and SEMLEP regions.
The Finest Business-Technology Forum in MK
Driving innovation and growth in the tech business community of Milton Keynes and SEMLEP regions.
A GAME CHANGING BUSINESS GROWTH HUB
Adoption of new digital and technological practices has become an immediate priority for businesses across the UK, with majority of them setting it as a fixed cost in their budget. As SME’s and local entrepreneurs including start-ups, often struggle with new technology, it is imperative for local business hubs to provide them with the right resources and support to help them embrace new innovations and make any necessary transitions smoothly. Some of the most common challenges faced by local businesses include:
Lack of Adequate Peer Support
Lack of Appropriate Mentoring & Collaboration Opportunities
Absence of Effective Recruitment Channels
Lack of Adequate Training Opportunities for Professionals
Insufficient Business Development Support
HOW CAN BIZTECH HELP
Biztech has been helping the Milton Keynes tech business community bridge these gaps, thereby supporting the economic development of the region, since 2009. Our industry-leading Business Growth Hub, in collaboration with SEMLEP (South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership), has been helping local businesses and start-ups in bringing their ideas and vision to life through our extensive directory of valuable resources and expert member groups. The Business Growth Hub is dedicated to helping our business community members in the following ways:
Promotion of Constructive Collaborations Within the Community
Provision of Resources to Enhance Leadership & Recruitment Skills
Arranging Meetups and Providing Networking Opportunities
Provision of Effective Business Mentoring Opportunities
Organisation of Events Promoting Business Development & Growth
Creation of Peer Support Groups
JOIN BIZTECH’S BUSINESS GROWTH HUB
Biztech’s Business Growth Hub has been created to facilitate sustainable growth of SMEs and new businesses and accelerate new job creation across the region. Our forum has been helping local businesses conduct research into key tech business strategies that can drive the economic development of the region and has even provided them with an excellent networking platform and voice through which to promote their business ideas. Along with helping SMEs find proper funding channels, Biztech’s industry-leading forum also proactively encourages businesses to train their staff, in order to develop the right skills to drive them towards sustainable growth and success.
BIZ GROWTH HUB MEMBER BENEFITS
- New customer lead generation
- Access to experts in all areas of Technology
- Blog and social media campaigns via Biztech marketing
- Access to grants and R&D tax experts
- Priority access to Biztech events
Become a Member
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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING
I came across the Biztech Forum about 18 months after starting my Engineering Consulting Company. I was still finding my feet and had been doing the rounds of various networking groups. From the first meeting I attended the Biztech Forum was different! Noteably, the meeting was about arranging Events for members to inform and educate them about business and technology topics, not businesses (mostly irrelevant to me) trying to sell to each other! 11 years on and I am a Director of the Forum and have found great value not only in the Events, but most particularly in being able to collaborate, associate and work with like minded peers and leaders be they with technical, entrepreneurial, education, business or any other background.
I joined Biztech because I saw an opportunity to help more Tech Business owners in the region. The Biztech Board is full of enthusiastic and very experienced tech leaders and their passion and vision to helping others was the main reason that I joined. My membership has helped me to expand my network and make quality connections within the tech sector. I look forward to supporting not only Biztech but also its members and stakeholders for many years to come.
We joined Biztech to discover more about and engage with the community of technology businesses within the Milton Keynes region. We benefitted immediately from the events that Biztech presents that address a range of highly relevant subjects and that have helped us to feel very much at the centre of the local community of businesses.
It became apparent however that there was much more than Biztech could do to help the region’s technology businesses to thrive, for example by looking for ways to address the shortage of young people choosing a career as an engineer. It was a great privilege therefore to be able to help establish the massively successful ‘Engineering your future’ Biztech event held annually for schools.
We’d love to hear from you! Get in touch with us for more information about becoming a Biztech member.