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Oxfordshire LEP

As the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), it is our role to champion Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.

Press Release

Intellectual Property Office invests in new support role for Oxfordshire businesses

The Intellectual Property Office has partnered with Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership to create new business support job role – application window now open The IPO Regional Policy Officer will provide expertise to help businesses achieve maximum value from their intellectual property The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is to invest in an IPO Regional Policy Officer […]

Richard Byard

Business Services

Oxfordshire

12th June 2019

B4 Article

Oxfordshire’s Apprentices, businesses and schools celebrate success at county awards

The third annual Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards took place on Thursday 4th April at Jurys Inn Oxford, where Apprentices, schools and employers were celebrated for their significant achievements. The event was hosted by Simon Newton, Managing Director of electrical engineering firm Darke & Taylor and saw Apprentices from sectors as diverse as shepherding and beauty therapy […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

29th April 2019

B4 Article

How the Oxfordshire SME community is pulling together in a push for prosperity

Oxfordshire’s Growth Hub, run by OxLEP Business, is helping Oxfordshire’s SMEs face the future confidently. There’s an old saying that it takes a village to raise a child. And every parent would agree that having a helping hand can be massively beneficial. So too, in the world of Oxfordshire’s small and medium sized businesses. Big […]

Richard Byard

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Coaching, Development

Oxfordshire

29th April 2019

Press Release

2019 Oxfordshire Business Awards launch celebrates 25 years of the county’s best businesses

Dozens of Oxfordshire businesses attended the event on 10 January at Oxford Science Park Many of the county’s businesses gathered to attend the official launch of the Oxfordshire Business Awards (OXBA) on Thursday, as the event – which pays tribute to the county’s business community – reaches its 25th year. The 2019 Awards launch – […]

Richard Byard

Art and Culture, Attractions, Events

Oxfordshire

15th February 2019

B4 Article

Small really is big in the world of business

Rod Macrae has been finding out how OxLEP Business is helping Oxfordshire’s small businesses to punch above their weight When gin-maker Rachel Hicks is distilling the latest batches of her Sky Wave gin in Bucknell, near Bicester, she doesn’t consider herself to be part of the largest sector of the county’s economy. Like most other […]

Richard Byard

Advice, Art and Culture, Business Advice, Development

Oxfordshire

14th February 2019

Press Release

£5.2 Million Programme Launched to Boost Innovation in Oxfordshire

A £5.2 million programme to encourage innovative business ideas within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) was launched today by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) and its partners before a gathering of the county’s business community at Venturefest 2018. Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) will boost opportunities for start-ups, small and medium businesses to […]

Richard Byard

Local Government

Oxfordshire

2nd October 2018

B4 Article

OxLEP

Small in size, big in ambition & ideas How SMEs can grab a slice of the innovation cake

No one says it’s easy turning your innovation, idea or creative solution into a business reality. Breakthroughs and changes can be time consuming, expensive and need careful research and specialist know-how. If you are a start-up or a small business entrepreneur such barriers often seem huge. So, a new £5.2 million programme to boost innovation […]

Richard Byard

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

24th September 2018

B4 Article

OxLEP

How can Oxfordshire harness its booming economy to benefit businesses and residents alike?

OxLEP’s debate explores why a ‘sense of place’ is key to the county’s success Written by: Andrew Baud Photography by: ©Milton Park There is much to celebrate in Oxfordshire, particularly from an economic perspective with more than 40,000 jobs and hundreds of new businesses created during the past five years, plus support for up to […]

Richard Byard

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

19th July 2018

B4 Article

OxLEP

Boosting Oxfordshire’s SMEs with support that is priceless

Small businesses are a huge part of Oxfordshire’s economy. 93% of jobs are in SMEs. ELEVATE, a programme run by OxLEP Business with £2 million of funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) is helping small businesses to prosper and grow. Rod Macrae has been hearing how businesses are making the most of it. […]

Richard Byard

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services, Finance

Oxfordshire

7th March 2018

B4 Article

How can Oxfordshire attract develop and retain world-class talented people?

A suggested ‘Oxford salary weighting’, the need to foster engagement between business and education and the value of investing in employee development were three key themes to emerge at the inaugural Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) Business Leaders’ Q&A event. Written by: Andrew Baud Photography by: Chris Rowland Over 50 senior leaders attended the Q&A […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice, Business Services, Development, Local Government

Oxfordshire

7th March 2018

Press Release

OxLEP CHIEF EXECUTIVE SAYS RECENT GROWTH ‘REAFFIRMS’ OXFORDSHIRE’S WORLD-LEADING ECONOMIC POSITION, AHEAD OF SPECIAL Q&A EVENT

Multiple studies say Oxfordshire is benefiting from a strong economy – optimism backed by a recent OxLEP survey of business leaders The Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) says that recent reports – suggesting the county has a world-leading economy – ‘reaffirms’ Oxfordshire’s ability to create a climate for dynamic economic growth. […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

8th January 2018

Press Release

NEW YEAR PRESENTS NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR OXFORDSHIRE’S BUSINESS LEADERS – OxLEP AIMS TO RECRUIT NEW ‘INFLUENTIAL’ BOARD MEMBERS

The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership searches for three senior business leaders to join its ambitious Board The Local Enterprise Partnership for Oxfordshire believes the county’s ‘world-leading’ economy will help to attract some of the region’s top business leaders, as it looks to appoint new members to its Board. OxLEP – one of 38 local enterprise […]

Richard Byard

Business Services

Oxfordshire

3rd January 2018

Press Release

BUDGET RESPONSE FROM NIGEL TIPPLE – CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE OXFORDSHIRE LOCAL ENTERPRISE PARTNERSHIP

As is the case each year, the Budget announcement sets the tone as to how our economy could perform – from an Oxfordshire perspective, today’s news (22 November) from the Chancellor of the Exchequer reinforces our position as a key driver of ‘UK PLC’. In recent weeks, Oxfordshire has continued to reaffirm a world-leading economic […]

Richard Byard

Business Services

Oxfordshire

23rd November 2017

Press Release

Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards give star Apprentices the chance to shine

Oxfordshire’s talented Apprentices and the organisations behind their success will be recognised at a special event at Blenheim Palace on Thursday 1st March, in the run up to National Apprenticeship Week. The Awards will celebrate the achievements of the county’s Apprentices and recognise the huge contribution they make to the local economy across a wide […]

Richard Byard

Education, Employment

Oxfordshire

22nd November 2017

Press Release

OxLEP CHIEF EXECUTIVE SAYS WESTGATE OXFORD IS A ‘WELCOME BOOST’ TO THE CITY

As Westgate Oxford yesterday opened its doors to the public, the chief executive of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has welcomed its arrival and says the £440million redevelopment is a major boost to the city. OxLEP chief executive Nigel Tipple says that – as well as attracting top-class retail, dining and entertainment to Oxford – […]

Richard Byard

Business Services

Oxfordshire

26th October 2017

Press Release

Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018

We are delighted to announce that the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2018 are now open for entries and nominations! We’re getting in touch with you as an employer of Apprentices to invite you to… Give your star Apprentice the chance to shine by nominating them for an Apprenticeship Award Celebrate your commitment to Apprenticeships by entering […]

Richard Byard

Business Services

Oxfordshire

23rd October 2017

Press Release

Oxfordshire Business Support announces first winners of Elevate grant awards for small businesses

£37,000 in grants have been awarded to local SMEs from the ELEVATE programme to boost start-up and growing enterprises Businesses can now apply for a second round of grants: deadline November 30th. Small business from all over Oxfordshire are amongst the first to receive grants awarded by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), as part […]

Richard Byard

Advice

Oxfordshire

19th October 2017

Press Release

OXFORDSHIRE’S TECH CLUSTER A LYNCHPIN FOR UK ECONOMY’S COMPETITIVENESS ON GLOBAL STAGE – SAYS KEY REPORT

Quantum computers, autonomous vehicles, digital health and space and satellites all identified as key strengths of Oxfordshire’s science and innovation ecosystem. Oxfordshire can play a major global role in driving forward the UK economy through four transformative technologies – that’s the conclusion of a new science and innovation report, released today (21 September). Findings from […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

25th September 2017

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