Coronavirus has created an unprecedented situation and will cause concern to businesses of all sizes for the foreseeable future. We are therefore determined to play our role in ensuring that the county’s businesses are able to run as efficiently as possible and remain productive during this time. We have been reviewing our databases and have identified that you have previously engaged with OxLEP, but won’t have received our regular updates on the support that we now have to help businesses respond to current challenges or to build resilience and future growth.
We have highlighted some immediate areas of business support below, but you will need to confirm that you want to be kept informed if you would like to receive future emails about new opportunities that become available. These may include webinars, peer and 1:1 coaching, and grants.
We are looking for senior leaders to come together and build networks and resilience across Oxfordshire, so we can start 2021 together in a strong position.
Peer Networks will help business leaders to benefit from expertise on leadership and business development, to improve productivity and tackle issues in relation to COVID-19. OxLEP Business have created an expert team of facilitators, coaches, mentors and business advisors to support businesses on this journey.
You can find out more, join a webinar to ask questions or apply at: https://oxlepbusiness.co.uk/peer-networks
OXFORDSHIRE SKILLS FOR BUSINESS
The OxLEP Skills team are here to offer advice and support to help your business succeed.
We work alongside SMEs to identify and evaluate their skills and learning goals.
This offer of business support comes at a critical time, and businesses can receive this training and development consultancy, worth the equivalent of £1800, free of charge, to support OxLEP’s commitment to supporting local businesses, helping the local economy and boosting skills.
The support could range from advising businesses on assistance with understanding and brokering apprenticeships, recruitment, retention and upskilling of staff, work placements, hosting workshops, networking, assisting businesses with developing processes and documentation or signposting to relevant services.
For more information or to complete a Skills Needs Assessment with one of the team, please visit http://www.oxfordshirelep.com/sfb
OUR 1:1 SUPPORT & GRANT PROGRAMMES
OxLEP has a new Business Support Tool which we use to provide businesses with a bespoke offer of support.
When you complete this, our Business Advisors use the information provided to select the best support for your business and send you a summary of the actions that you could take. This offer will include:
- Access to grant programmes, e.g. scale up, social enterprise and innovation
- Workshops and webinars
- Business development support through up to 4 hours of 1:1 time with an expert
We remain committed to supporting our business community during this difficult time – please continue to visit our website, www.oxlepbusiness.co.uk, for the latest updates.