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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

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COVID-19 Business Resilience Fund

Grant Process and Panel Requirements: Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) have created a business resilience fund to help support businesses impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund is designed to complement the range of support available from HM Government and provide eligible businesses with unmatched grants ranging from £1k – £10k. Revenue grants of up […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

27th May 2020

Press Release

Engaging the Next Generation at BIO2020

Engaging the Next Generation at BIO2020

At a time when the next generation is facing considerable uncertainty, B4, organisers of BIO2020, Oxfordshire’s largest B2B event, is delighted to announce that one hundred complimentary tickets for this year’s event, from 2nd to 4th June, will be made available to students and career leaders in Oxfordshire.   The tickets will be distributed through the schools […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice, Recruitment

Oxfordshire

22nd May 2020

B4 Article

SME growth is vital for Oxfordshire’s economy

SME growth is vital for Oxfordshire’s economy. Rod Macrae has been hearing about the business journey to achieving significant growth and why Oxfordshire is a great place to scale up a business. Oxfordshire has a world class university and research facilities as well as established world-leading science underpinning its business base and providing access to research, […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

28th February 2020

Press Release

Support ‘Hubs’ will boost Oxfordshire’s growing social enterprise sector

eScalate, the newest programme from OxLEP Business, is creating 6 ‘hubs’ to nurture social entrepreneurship across the county. Six prominent Oxfordshire organisations have been appointed as social enterprise ‘hubs’ to provide support for other community and socially motivated businesses. They will be playing a key role in delivering a new programme, eScalate which is designed […]

Richard Byard

Advice, Business Advice, Business Services

Oxfordshire

10th February 2020

B4 Article

Getting Your Bright Idea To Market Requires Help

Rod Macrae looks at a programme that’s helping small businesses with innovative ideas It is a cliché to say an idea is just an idea without a plan. Oxfordshire is renowned for its innovations in almost every field with world-changing products and technologies originating here. For larger companies with a track record of success and […]

Richard Byard

Business Advice, Business Services, Coaching

Oxfordshire

27th September 2019

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