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Strategic Marketing Campaigns Commissioned – to support Oxfordshire’s visitor economy –...
A series of targeted marketing campaigns to promote Oxford and Oxfordshire have been commissioned with both Experience Oxfordshire and Cotswolds Tourism securing contracts to deliver the nine campaigns.
‘One year on from ‘Billion Tonne Drop’-themed conference, Oxfordshire has an...
On Tuesday 9 November 2021, OxLEP hosted an official COP26 roadshow event on the Presidency’s ‘Science and Innovation’ Day, titled ‘’The Billion Tonne Drop – How Oxfordshire leads the global charge to address the climate emergency’.
OxLEP Skills: Opportunities for Oxfordshire Employers 2022-2023
If you were ever wondering what opportunities there were for Oxfordshire employers to engage with future generations, look no further.
Oxfordshire’s green champions unite to host inaugural OX to ZERO conference
OxLEP joined forces with the leading Oxfordshire voices of the University of Oxford, Harwell Campus and the Culham Science Centre-based UKAEA to host the first-ever OX to ZERO conference (1 September).
‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire..’ Case Study: Ducky Zebra, the sustainable kidswear brand...
‘Often girls’ clothes are pink, cute and impractical. They promote kindness, but not always confidence. And boys’ clothes are often blue, aggressive and adventure seeking. They promote confidence, but not always kindness. I wanted to bring these two characteristics together and allow all children, no matter what their gender, to celebrate both kindness and confidence.’ – Sally Dear, Founder of Ducky Zebra
Innovative drone delivery trials take place at Milton Park￼
A pilot demonstration for a set of innovative drone and electric van freight trials was successfully completed at Milton Park.
Businesses encouraged to have their say: Central Oxfordshire Travel Plan
Oxfordshire County Council has launched its first draft area travel plan for public feedback following the adoption of its county-wide transport and connectivity plan, last month – and the county’s businesses are being encouraged to have their say.
OxLEP-backed project major update: Green light for Oxford station and railway...
The Department for Transport today (17 August) confirmed it has awarded £78.6m to Network Rail to support the redevelopment of Oxford station and railway, helping provide a bigger and better station, more services for passengers and freight, and improved journey times for passengers in the future.
Local Growth Fund Case Study: Oxford Centre for Applied Superconductivity
The property of zero electrical resistance in some substances at very low absolute temperatures, ‘superconductivity’ sees the conductivity of materials become such that when an electric current is passed through a loop of such a superconductor, the electric current will keep flowing through it indefinitely without any need of a power supply – thus leading to the creation of self-sustaining energy sources.
OxLEP grant scheme supporting apprenticeships in Oxfordshire officially launched
OxLEP has revealed its latest grant scheme set to benefit businesses with a drive to harness apprenticeship opportunities for Oxfordshire residents.
SURVEY: Calling Oxfordshire-based creative industries companies!
Following-on from this summer’s Oxfordshire Creative Industries Showcase, which brought together many Oxfordshire-based businesses, educators and entrepreneurs operating within the sector, OxLEP is continuing to further look at ways in which it could support companies working within this critical area of the county’s economy.
New OxLEP mentoring platform launch webinar – 27th October, 12:00-12:45
OxLEP Skills is delighted to launch a virtual mentoring scheme for Oxfordshire on National Mentoring Day (27th October 2022).
OX to ZERO summit: Oxfordshire’s world-leading solutions to reaching net zero
A new one-day summit at The Blavatnik School of Government will showcase how Oxfordshire leads the global charge in addressing the climate emergency. OX to ZERO unites the county’s most innovative thinkers, investors and entrepreneurs exploring the potential of new ideas, technologies, and companies to accelerate the net zero transition.
Local Growth Fund Case Study: Upstream Flood Storage at Northway and...
Climate change has brought about the ever-increasing risk of flooding, with the Environment Agency’s ‘best estimated cost’ of the 2015/16 floods that took place across the country sitting at £1.6 billion.
Local Growth Fund Case Study: The Advanced Skills Centre
The Advanced Skills Centre is part of Abingdon and Witney College, with a core focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) learning – equipping students with the skills to succeed in these sectors and the ability to adapt to this increasingly complex, changing and technological world.
Local Growth Fund Case Study: Didcot Station Multi-Storey Car Park
A key gateway to the Science Vale science and technology cluster and the Enterprise Zone including Milton Park, Harwell Campus, and Culham Science Park, improving the usability and capacity of Didcot Station seeks to unlock a number of local economic opportunities.
‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire..’ Case Study: The family of foodies cooking up...
In February 2021, OxLEP announced the launch of the ‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire..’ programme, a high street revitalisation scheme led by Oxford City Council and social enterprise Makespace Oxford.
Green light for ‘Nebula R&D scheme at Milton Park￼
Plans have been approved for a new state-of-the-art R&D scheme at Milton Park.
US research organisation creates new campus to build collaborations across the...
Leading US-based research organisation, the Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine, is significantly expanding its commitment to Oxfordshire by establishing a major presence at The Oxford Science Park, one of Europe’s leading locations for science and technology companies.
World Tourism Day 2022: Destination Oxfordshire￼
The visitor economy is a key contributor to economies worldwide, with one in ten individuals globally employed within the sector. It is also one of the most resilient, with a strong rebound rate in international tourism seen in the first five months of 2022, with almost 250 million international arrivals recorded – meaning that the sector has recovered almost half (46%) of pre-pandemic 2019 levels (United Nations data).
Co-operative Futures launch new peer-mentoring programme in Oxford
Co-operative Futures and OxLEP’s eScalate programme collaborate to celebrate community businesses and co-ops at Co-op event What: Community Businesses & Co-ops: Panel Conversation & Social Meet Up Date: Thursday 13th October from 6 – 8 pm Where: The White House by Tap Social, 38 Abingdon Road Co-operative Futures, CAG Oxfordshire and OSEP, the organisation delivering OxLEP’s […]
OxLEP tells Oxfordshire businesses: ‘There may be a grant for you’
OxLEP Business is set to deliver around £1.2million of funding to companies across the county this autumn and is encouraging organisations to find out if they could benefit from the one of several significant business funds.
Request for Quotation: Business support services for Create Growth Programme
OxLEP requires a supplier to deliver business support services for a ‘Create Growth Programme’, for which OxLEP has applied for funding to deliver.
Request for Quotation: eScalate Programme Advisor
OxLEP are looking to procure consultancy support to provide an eScalate programme advisor service to the OxLEP Business ‘eScalate’ project, which is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Request for Quotation: Innovation Advisor for Innovation Support for Business project
Below is a Request For Quotation (RFQ) regarding the OxLEP Business ERDF programme, Innovation Support for Business (ISfB).
Oxfordshire’s green champions unite to host inaugural OX to ZERO conference
OxLEP joined forces with the leading Oxfordshire voices of the University of Oxford, Harwell Campus and the Culham Science Centre-based UKAEA to host the first-ever OX to ZERO conference earlier today (1 September).
Case Study: School Space – The OxLEP-secured capital grant scheme recipients...
In March 2021, OxLEP announced the launch of a new £2m investment fund, set up to boost the county’s business community to move into an effective renewal phase following the Coronavirus outbreak.
Oxfordshire’s ‘global economic strengths’ continues to draw top international investment, despite...
OxLEP have today (29 July) highlighted new Department for International Trade (DIT) figures that has shown the county maintained a strong position attracting worldwide business investment, as the economy continues to emerge from Covid-19.
T Levels – the next level qualification
Hear from members of B4’s Skills Ecosystem about T Levels and how they can support your business.
Spring statement reaction from Nigel Tipple, OxLEP chief executive
Yesterday’s spring statement (23 March) from the Chancellor Rishi Sunak saw a number of new measures that the Government hopes will provide some much-needed financial relief to communities and businesses from across the UK.
OxLEP response to the Levelling-Up White Paper
The much-anticipated Levelling-Up White Paper was announced last week by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove MP.
‘Don’t miss out’ – Successful Peer Networks initiative makes its final...
The OxLEP Business-run programme Peer Networks has called on businesses to grab the last few places available before time runs out.
OxLEP and TheHill urging SMEs to seize health and care collaboration...
A drive to help small businesses make the most of their research collaborations has been launched by OxLEP, Oxfordshire’s local enterprise partnership and TheHill, the innovation centre at Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
OxLEP comment: Oxford United Football Club stadium statement
OxLEP have issued a statement following news that Oxford United Football Club have identified a site for a potential new stadium.
Innovators, investors and entrepreneurs set to come together at key innovation...
Venturefest Oxford is set to return on Thursday 25 November, bringing together the county’s greatest minds in discussion as to how the county’s ‘world-class ecosystem’ can remain at the forefront of enterprise, innovation, development of cutting-edge technology and new industries.
EV charging hubs for Oxfordshire receive £1.2m funding from the Office...
Bicester based Charge Point Operator; EZ Charge have announced that a funding agreement for a £1.2m investment into the Park and Charge Oxfordshire project has now been signed by Oxfordshire County Council.
Major Local Growth Fund project will play critical role in supporting...
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership has announced the opening of the hospitality and catering facilities at Activate Learning’s City of Oxford College, with £2.17million funding secured by OxLEP through the government’s Local Growth Fund.
Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards 2022 set to launch this week, as Local...
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) have announced that the prestigious Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards are set to launch later this week, ahead of the 2022 awards – set to take place next May.
COP26: OxLEP hosts official event in Oxford on ‘science and innovation’...
As key officials from across the globe continue critical discussions in Glasgow at COP26, the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) has played its role during the second week of the major climate change conference, hosting an official COP26 event of its own.
Oxfordshire celebrates businesses as a force for good
Organisations from across Oxfordshire are coming together to celebrate business as a force for good at POP2021: Power of Purpose Week (15th-19th November).
UK showcases green dozen at Global Investment Summit – and Oxfordshire...
The UK Government has this week revealed 12 businesses from across the UK who will showcase their green technology and innovations at the Global Investment Summit. And Oxfordshire businesses will be leading the charge.
Oxford University contributed £15.7bn to the UK economy in 2018/19
The University of Oxford contributed a total of £15.7 billion to the UK economy in 2018/19, a report by the economic research consultancy London Economics has revealed.
OxLEP urge businesses from around the county to share their views...
With less then a month to go until the beginning of COP26 fortnight, the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership have launched a new survey to help better-understand the county’s business community’s attitudes towards the drive to a zero-carbon future.
New UK space strategy launched in Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire hosted the launch of a new UK space strategy at the home of Western Europe’s biggest space cluster, namely Harwell Campus.
Interview with Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of OxLep
Nigel Tipple, Chief Executive of Oxfordshire LEP, talks to B4’s Richard Rosser about how OxLEP has, and continues to, support companies across the county, as well as highlighting key themes that the county’s businesses should engage with.
Business Support Opportunities in Oxfordshire – OxLEP
Welcome to B4TV where we showcase our members expertise to the wider business community. In today’s video we have Rob Panting, Communications Manager from OxLEP, the local enterprise partnership for Oxfordshire.
Upcoming OxLEP event: ‘The Oxfordshire Plan 2050 – why the business...
Businesses from across the county are being encouraged to sign-up to an upcoming online panel event, critical as the Oxfordshire Plan 2050 moves closer to its consultation period.
OxLEP-backed project – set to be a key player in championing...
Confirmation of a new pilot project for an innovative energy systems accelerator – one of several schemes to have benefitted from government funding secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) – has today (30 June) been announced.
General Fusion to build its fusion demonstration plant at UKAEA’s Culham...
The UKAEA and General Fusion have this week announced an agreement under which General Fusion will build and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) at the UKAEA’s Culham Campus.
Autonomous shuttles coming to Harwell Campus
An autonomous shuttle controlled by 5G and satellite connectivity will transport members of the public around the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus, with a second shuttle to be introduced later. The electric shuttles, which do not have a steering wheel, will operate 24/7 to capture data in different light and weather conditions.
Boost to Oxford rail travel following £69m funding confirmation
Oxford station is set to be transformed thanks to a £69m funding boost to improve capacity and journey times and develop plans for a new platform and entrance which will mean more trains will be able to serve the station in the future.
Peer Networks – “Do it! Don’t give it a second thought!”
That was a recent quote from one of our 153 Business leaders and Managing Directors who have been part of the OxLEP Peer Networks programme over the last 8 months.
Funding for OxLEP-backed construction centre – set to play a leading...
Confirmation of a new, innovative green skills centre – one of several schemes to have benefited from funding secured by the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) – has been announced.
OxLEP-backed Local Growth Fund supported project set to further enhance ‘cleaner’...
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) have today (27 April) revealed that works on phase one of a new project – set to boost ‘cleaner’ modes of commuting in Oxford, as well as connectivity options in-and-out of the city – continues to make positive progress.
Businesses focus on employability skills
With employability looming as one of the major issues for 2021, a group of Oxfordshire business representatives have started working on how the next generation of employees can be better prepared for work.
B4 People and Strategy Day
It’s B4 People and Strategy 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 Responsible Business Day
It’s Responsible Business 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.
Keeping you up to date with the latest in Business Support...
OxLEP Business aims to help small and medium-sized businesses to find the support they need.
Supporting Oxfordshire’s Businesses with Richard Byard & Helen Brind, OxLEP
Did you know that the OxLEP’s Growth Hub provides business support to SME’s across Oxfordshire? The Growth Hub aims to simplifying the business support landscape and help individuals and businesses to easily connect as well as leading a c£10m business support programme.
Apprenticeships Panel with Oxfordshire LEP
Apprenticeships Panel with Oxfordshire LEP with Shilpa Bhatt – OUH NHS Foundation Trust & David Martin – OAS & UKAEA.
Visitor and hospitality sectors adapting and innovating to take on new...
The COVID-19 crisis hit hospitality, tourism, and events businesses hard. The visitor industry alone is worth £2.2 billion a year to Oxfordshire and thousands of people work in it. So how can it rebuild?
Oxfordshire businesses show flexibility and adaptability in response to the coronavirus...
Rod Macrae has been hearing about the way businesses have responded to the challenge of COVID-19 – and the support available for SMEs from OxLEP.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Getting Your Bright Idea To Market Requires Help
Rod Macrae looks at a programme that’s helping small businesses with innovative ideas
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
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.
How the Oxfordshire SME community is pulling together in a push...
Oxfordshire’s Growth Hub, run by OxLEP Business, is helping Oxfordshire’s SMEs face the future confidently.
2019 Oxfordshire Business Awards launch celebrates 25 years of the county’s...
Dozens of Oxfordshire businesses attended the event on 10 January at Oxford Science Park.
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.
£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.
Small in size, big in ambition & ideas How SMEs can...
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.
How can Oxfordshire harness its booming economy to benefit businesses and...
OxLEP’s debate explores why a ‘sense of place’ is key to the county’s success
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.
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.
OxLEP Chief Executive Says Recent Growth ‘reaffirms’ Oxfordshire’s World-leading Economic Position,...
Multiple studies say Oxfordshire is benefiting from a strong economy – optimism backed by a recent OxLEP survey of business leaders
New Year Presents New Opportunities for Oxfordshire’s Business Leaders – OxLEP...
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership searches for three senior business leaders to join its ambitious Board
Budget Response from Nigel Tipple – Chief Executive of the Oxfordshire...
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’.
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.
OxLEP Chief Executive Says Westgate Oxford is a ‘welcome Boost’ to...
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.
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…
Oxfordshire Business Support announces first winners of Elevate grant awards for...
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.
Oxfordshire’s Tech Cluster a Lynchpin for UK Economy’s Competitiveness on Global...
Quantum computers, autonomous vehicles, digital health and space and satellites all identified as key strengths of Oxfordshire’s science and innovation ecosystem.