ABC was set up in 2005, as an independent and autonomous body for businesses in the Buckinghamshire area. ABC has no political affiliations. It aims to serve and promote the interests of the business community by providing a comprehensive business forum for the dissemination of information, knowledge, and networking in a positive environment of mutual strength and support in the Bucks business community, for the benefit of both the members and the wider community.
The benefits of ABC are many and varied, for instance:
- It is a regular forum for members and guests to meet regularly and discuss topical issues and conduct business in a convivial atmosphere
- It promotes and highlights networking opportunities between the members and guests
- It emphasises and shares “best practice” within the business community
- It provides additional local networking opportunities at little or no cost
- It gives advice on business and training issues
- it acts as a representative pressure group to other business authorities
ABC is very fortunate to have as its Patron, Mr Jim Brathwaite, who is also chairman of SEEDA. ABC is governed by a written Constitution, which sets out its aims and objectives, and the day-to-day management is run by a Management Committee, comprising the Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer. These office holders, in turn, are supported by a number of management sub-committees on specific focus areas and tasks.