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‘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

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.

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.

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 […]

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.