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West Oxfordshire Business Awards

What are the WOBAs?

The West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBAs) formed in 2011 to fly the flag for business and entrepreneurship in West Oxfordshire, a district that punches well above its weight for the local economy. The categories are reviewed each year to make them as inclusive as possible.

Why are they here?

The Awards are here to bring the business community together and promote its achievements. The WOBAs’ aim is to celebrate and connect over 8,000 businesses in the area. It costs nothing to enter; businesses large and small have the opportunity to gain local recognition and shout about their work.

How do they happen?

The WOBAs are organised by a team of people who all have day jobs. Every year, they dedicate their time and skills to making the WOBAs a success.

The Awards are possible thanks to generous sponsors, one for each award category. The WOBAs are rare awards because there is no entry fee: the benefits of participation, networking opportunities, and accompanying publicity, all come for free.

Press Release

WOBA’s 10th Anniversary Finalists Announced

Over 200 people from local businesses gathered at Cokethorpe School, Witney, last night (Thursday) at the Celebration of Business event where the finalists of this year’s West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) were revealed. WOBA 2020 finalists include: – STL Communications – a finalist in three categories recognising the company’s role as a fantastic West Oxfordshire […]

Kelly Lea

Oxfordshire

7th February 2020

Press Release

Final call for WOBA 2020 entries

There is still a chance for West Oxfordshire businesses to start the new year with a prestigious award win as the team behind the West Oxfordshire Business Awards issue a final call for entries ahead of the midnight deadline, Monday 2 December 2019. WOBA organisers are campaigning to make WOBA 2020 the biggest celebration of […]

Kelly Lea

Business Services

Oxfordshire

19th November 2019

Press Release

Students impress WOBA judges with trophy designs

Art & Design students from Abingdon & WItney College have wowed judges of the West Oxfordshire Business Awards in a head-to-head creative pitch following a live-brief to design a trophy for the Aston & James West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award 2020 in WOBA’s 10th anniversary year. The winning team included Mollie Bridgwater (16) […]

Kelly Lea

Business Services

Oxfordshire

17th October 2019

Press Release

WOBA reveals new awards to celebrate 10th anniversary

Oxfordshire’s business community gathered at Blenheim Palace on Wednesday evening for the launch of the 10th annual West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) which saw organisers announce new categories to mark a decade of honouring successful West Oxfordshire businesses. New WOBA 2020 categories include the Wise Investment Winner of Winners Award open to all previous WOBA […]

Kelly Lea

Business Services

Oxfordshire

19th September 2019

Press Release

Global leader in bike products scoops WOBA top award

Oxford Products has been named the 2019 STL Communications West Oxfordshire Business of the Year. The announcement was made at a glamorous ceremony to reveal the winners of this year’s West Oxfordshire Business Awards at Heythrop Park Resort, which also saw Oxford Products winning the MGroup Employer of the Year Award and the Sandler Training […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

3rd April 2019

Press Release

West Oxfordshire businesses show pride at WOBA launch

The 2019 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) are underway following a prestigious launch event at the Cotswolds Hotel and Spa, which saw MP Robert Courts, announce details of a brand new award category before declaring entries open. The new award for 2019 is the Meech Business and Community Award which recognises a company’s contribution to […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

8th October 2018

Press Release

Jet setting WOBA winner scoops top prize

Audley Travel, a bespoke travel company that was started-up with money raised from a small car loan combined with its founder’s unrivalled passion for Vietnam, has been named the STL Communications West Oxfordshire Business of the Year 2018. A glamorous ceremony to reveal the winners of this year’s West Oxfordshire Business Awards took place at […]

Kelly Lea

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

24th March 2018

Press Release

Finalists announced for WOBA 2018

Finalists of the 2018 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) were revealed last night at a unique Celebration of Business event hosted by Abbott Diabetes Care in Witney to provide entrants with a behind-the-scenes look at one of West Oxfordshire’s most exciting businesses. This year sees 33 finalists compete across 11 categories for the opportunity to […]

Kelly Lea

Business Services

Oxfordshire

14th February 2018

Press Release

Students inspire final call for WOBA 2018 entries

A talented team of art & design students from Abingdon & Witney College has created a stunning trophy design that will be made by Witney charity, Synolos and presented to the STL Communications West Oxfordshire Business of the Year 2018. WOBA organisers are hoping the hard work and budding creative talent demonstrated by students from […]

Kelly Lea

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

17th November 2017

Press Release

West Oxfordshire businesses championed

The 2018 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) is underway following a prestigious launch event at Blenheim Palace, which saw small business champion, Emma Jones MBE and Robert Courts, MP for Witney & West Oxfordshire, declare entries open. Ms Jones is known for starting-up the UK’s most active small business network, Enterprise Nation and is co-founder […]

Kelly Lea

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

14th November 2017

Press Release

West Oxfordshire businesses championed at WOBA launch

The 2018 West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) is underway following a prestigious launch event at Blenheim Palace, which saw small business champion, Emma Jones MBE and Robert Courts, MP for Witney & West Oxfordshire, declare entries open. Ms Jones is known for starting-up the UK’s most active small business network, Enterprise Nation and is co-founder […]

Kelly Lea

Business Advice

Oxfordshire

27th September 2017

Press Release

Huffkins named West Oxfordshire Business of the Year following global success

Family owned bakery and tea rooms, Huffkins, has won the prestigious STL West Oxfordshire Business of the Year Award, the Wychwood Brewery Hospitality, Leisure & Tourism Award and The MGroup Employer of the Year Award at the West Oxfordshire Business Awards 2017. The independent bakery has achieved a far greater reach than its five Cotswold […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

11th April 2017

Press Release

Still a week left to enter the WOBAs

Would you like to call yourself an “Award Winning Business”? Entering the West Oxfordshire Business Awards could help you do just that. It is quick, simple and FREE. And look how your business can benefit: Remind your customers how good you are Boost your staff morale Generate great PR Make it easier to recruit new staff Meet […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

1st December 2016

Press Release

Unique design for WOBA 2017

A team of students known as WOSP (West Oxfordshire Student Panel) from Abingdon & Witney College, has won a competitive pitch to design the 2017 West Oxfordshire Business of the Year trophy. Studying for UAL Level 2 Diploma Art & Design, Isabel Cooper (16), Lily Foster (18) and Dawn Booker (19) won the WOBA judges […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

1st December 2016

Press Release

Hats Off to WOBA 2017 Launch

The organising team behind the West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) joined former Member of Parliament, David Cameron, to help launch WOBA 2017 at Witney Four Pillars. WOBA organisers are calling for ALL businesses across West Oxfordshire to enter the 2017 awards and have kick-started a social media campaign encouraging people to tweet a selfie of […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

25th October 2016

Press Release

Flying the flag for WOBA 2016

A manufacturer of aircraft refuelling equipment was named this year’s STL Communications West Oxfordshire Business of the Year at the West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) 2016 Gala Dinner held at Heythrop Park Resort, Friday 18 March.  Flightline Support Ltd (FSL), based in Standlake, has been supporting the aviation industry for 30 years and has achieved […]

Kelly Lea

Events

Oxfordshire

21st March 2016