Oxford Innovation

About

Oxford Innovation has an outstanding track record of success in incubating and accelerating high growth businesses through our network of Innovation Centres, providing the provision of specialist coaching services and funding support through our established investor networks.

With over thirty years of experience, the Oxford Innovation network continues to thrive and help in the development of businesses all over the UK. From children’s bionic arms to space exploration, Oxford Innovation has provided the community, network and knowledge to accelerate their customer journey.

Team Members

Elaine McKechnie

Business Development Director

Wendy Tindsley

Innovation Director

Sonya Rance

Head of Marketing

Content

Entrepreneur offers life-changing jobs to school leavers

Young people across Oxfordshire and surrounding counties are being given the chance to transfer their knowledge of multi-media platforms and devices into a high-earning career where they can even take a nap in the office, thanks to a rapidly expanding digital PR and SEO agency based at Witney Business & Innovation Centre (Witney BIC).   Search […]

Bracknell employees helped back to work

A pilot scheme to support Bracknell people as they return to the office, after almost two years of working from home, has been launched at Bracknell Enterprise & Innovation Hub. The scheme aims to improve the professional and personal lifestyle of business owners and employees. Bracknell-based business people, including Sian and David Lindsay of FinTech […]

Further government funding supports phase II R&D lab conversion at The...

The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to commence the second phase of its conversion of dedicated high spec laboratory facilities at its Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington, Oxford, following £0.2 million additional Local Growth Fund support, secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

£0.5 million Headington life science laboratory development at The Oxford Trust’s...

The Oxford Trust, the local charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, is to undertake a half million-pound project to install life science laboratory facilities at its Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington, Oxford, to increase capacity for the local innovation ecosystem and has received £0.1 million in funding towards the project via the Government’s Local Growth Fund, secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

B4 Embarks on National Expansion

B4, Oxfordshire’s leading business to business network, launched in 2006 and celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2021, has now launched nationally, providing businesses across the UK with fantastic opportunities to connect and secure excellent profile across B4’s growing digital audience.

B4 Property Day

It’s B4 Property Day at B4. So we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

B4 Property Day

It’s Property Day at B4 so we’re highlighting some recent and not so recent articles and press releases posted by B4 members over the past year or so.

The Oxford Trust welcomes five new science and tech businesses during...

The Oxford Trust, the charity encouraging the pursuit of science and enterprise, has welcomed five new occupiers during lockdown across its two Oxford innovation centres: The Oxford Centre for Innovation next to Oxford Castle and The Wood Centre for Innovation in Headington’s Global Health & Life Sciences District. In addition, two current occupiers have taken expansion space, bringing the total new space taken during lockdown to 4,000 sq ft.

Planet IT wins major award and expands to new offices

A friendship that began at an Oxford school when two 12 year olds, Gavin Jones and Sean Smith, embarked on a car washing service, has grown to see the duo become successful business partners and founders of Planet IT, a multimillion pound company that celebrates its 15th anniversary this year with an office move from Harwell Innovation Centre to premises at Milton Park in addition to beating 2,500 competitors to be crowned the Sophos Partner of the Year 2018.

From football to the cabling guy

This year marks the fifth anniversary of The Cabling Company, headquartered at Witney Business & Innovation Centre (BIC) and founded by a former Oxford United commercial manager who took a leap of faith to leave his beloved football club to start-up his own cabling business that is rapidly expanding following major UK success.

Boost your health for winter

Empowering charity, Victoria’s Promise, has teamed up with Bracknell Enterprise & Innovation Hub (The Hub) to help companies boost employee health and defences this winter with the launch of its first “Living Well Workshop” taking place from 10.30am, 29 November 2017 at The Hub.

Security company moves HQ to Witney

Leading provider of integrated security and safety systems, i2 Security, has moved its headquarters from Kent to Witney Business & Innovation Centre, in West Oxfordshire, as it looks to grow the business and recruit first-class engineers and sales personnel.