High Wycombe, often referred to simply as Wycombe, is a thriving market town in Buckinghamshire. It is an area steeped in history and with a rich manufacturing heritage linked to furniture and in particular the Windsor chair. More recently, it has become one of the places to be for thriving small businesses and offers a wealth of resources that SMEs can take advantage of to grow their companies.

With so much to offer you may be wondering what opportunities High Wycombe has to suit your business. This guide will take a look at some of the useful resources you may find of value to your business in High Wycombe that can help you to future-proof your business.

train at High Wycombe station

Getting around High Wycombe

Location, location, location – choosing a good area of High Wycombe to site your business may be essential to your success, it will help you to attract employees from outside the area and can offer you a good meeting place for client visits to your premises. Getting around High Wycombe is easy; there are good public train and bus services, and the centre is largely pedestrianised.

High Wycombe railway station (HP13 6NN) provides good onward connectivity to London, Oxford and Birmingham for onward travel to other parts of the UK.

The park-and-ride facility at Handy Cross (HP11 1TJ) offers convenient onward travel to the centre of High Wycombe and also to Cressex Business Park (HP12 3PY). The provision of a park-and-ride service helps to reduce traffic in the town centre and also ensures plenty of cheaper parking is available to those who are happy to use the service.

Business and collaborative Hubs in High Wycombe

There are a number of interesting collaborative hubs within High Wycombe for your business to get involved with. The Bucks Health Tech Hub for example, which is located on Alexandra Road (HP11 2JZ) offers a  workspace for innovative technology and healthcare businesses and collaborative opportunities with nearby Bucks New University.

On the other hand Patch High Wycombe (HP11 1BG), which is located in The Old Library Building, Queen Victoria Road offers a range of flexible workspaces for freelancers and small businesses just starting out. Combining tailor made packages to suit every type of individual or business and with plenty of options for collaboration this is a great opportunity for those who are just putting their toes in the water with a new business.

Meeting spaces in High Wycombe

Meeting clients can form an important part of setting up your new business. Whether you are looking to create a product launch, hold a board meeting or simply have a face-to-face with potential clients, having the right setting can help to create the best first impression.

The Hub, Easton Street (HP11 1NJ) offers a range of unassuming meeting rooms in a community setting. It is centrally located and ideal for local transport connections making it a useful meeting point for those businesses whose clients might prefer not to use their own transportation. Hampton by Hilton (HP11 1UP) has a range of contemporary meeting rooms with all the facilities you might need for your client meetings.

For your larger events, Adams Park Conference Centre located within the Adams Park Arena (HP12 4HJ) is set up to handle even the largest of events with a 400 person capacity. They offer a range of packages suitable for every event.

Accommodation in High Wycombe

If your clients are journeying a distance to visit you, then it may be necessary to arrange accommodation locally. There are some good options in High Wycombe with some notable examples, including:

●       Crowne Plaza, Gerrards Cross (HP9 2XE) – Based at Beaconsfield on the outskirts of High Wycombe this hotel offers luxury and convenience. It also has plenty of parking which can be difficult to find in a hotel nearer to the centre of the town.

●       Hampton by Hilton, High Wycombe (HP11 1UP) – this centrally located hotel, which also has plenty of meeting facilities, offers spacious rooms and all the amenities you might expect. It is well placed for local transport links and close to a number of local restaurants.

Dining Options In High Wycombe

If your clients are staying overnight in High Wycombe, then you may want to entertain them in High Wycombe. The town centre has a number of chain restaurant options for eating out however within the near vicinity you will find plenty of options including:

●       Brasserie Blanc Beaconsfield (HP9 2HW). Featuring menus that have been designed to showcase fresh local produce this brasserie is one of several that operates under the name of Chef Raymond Blanc. Fine dining and attention to detail are ensured and the overall ambiance is one that is ideal for an elegant business dinner.

●       The Vanilla Pod, Marlowe (SP7 2LS). Fine dining in surroundings with something of a claim to fame- the poet T. S Eliott, once lived in the building where the restaurant is. The menu focuses on quality ingredients and unrushed dining experiences, so there is only one sitting per night, making this a very good choice for a leisurely business dinner.

Accountancy services for small businesses in High Wycombe

No matter what type of small business you are setting up, having a good accountant is a necessity, and many small businesses prefer to outsource their accounting needs – at least in the first couple of years.

Ensuring that you are on top of your finances is vital for any small business both from a legal perspective and also ensuring the best footing from which to grow. It is understandable that you may wish to deal with an accountant face-to-face, this may be because you have little experience when it comes to business accounts, or your accounts are somewhat complex.

There are a number of small businesses accountancy firms based in High Wycombe that specialise in assisting SMEs with all of their finance requirements. These include:

●       Seymour Taylor (HP11 2EE) – This company offers a wide range of accountancy solutions to companies of all sizes, including business tax, payroll, VAT and even company formation requirements.

●       Total Tax Accountants (HP11 2AG) – Known for their highly personalised approach Total Tax Accounting offer a wide range of services including affordable monthly plans and ad-hoc services, as necessary.

With all these resources for the small business in High Wycombe,  there is little reason why your business should not be able to achieve future growth. All that you need to do is find the right services for your business and you will be ready to plan your launch.