Oxford Bus Company’s Managing Director, Phil Southall, explains the importance of giving the bus a go on World Car Free Day on Wednesday 22nd September. Not only are there health benefits for individuals, but the environment benefits from having less cars on the road.
UK-based Pivot Power, part of EDF Renewables, and Oxford City Council have joined up with Fastned, the European electric vehicle (EV) fast charging company, Tesla Superchargers and Wenea, one of the largest EV charging services providers in Europe, to deliver Europe’s most powerful EV charging Superhub in Oxford.
On this episode of The Business Brunch, we are joined by guests Cllr Susan Brown, Leader of Oxford City Council, Carmel Conway, Economic Projects Officer at Oxford City Council, Matt Peachey, Economic Development Manager for Oxford City Council, Jake Backus, Co-founder of Common Ground Cafe and Emily Scaysbrook of Hoyle’s Of Oxford and B4’s CEO, Richard Rosser as they discuss the benefits of the Oxford Living Wage.
OxWED, the joint venture between Oxford City Council and Nuffield College is, today [24 February] setting out the next steps for the redevelopment of the Oxpens site. OxWED is working towards a consultation with stakeholders this Summer and the submission of an outline planning application by early 2022 – it is now seeking investment from its shareholders to make that happen.
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.
I was delighted to co-host the B4 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion live broadcast at the Ashmolean Museum. The purpose of the initiative was to help organisations and its people to thrive through putting a spotlight on this increasingly important topic.
I am writing with the latest coronavirus business support update from Oxford City Council. It covers the following: 1. Discretionary Grants Fund. 2. New central Government business support measures. 3. Re-opening. 4. Business support survey. and 5. Talk of the Town.
1. Grants Update from our Business Rates team: “We have paid out more than £19.5m in grants to businesses since the start of April, but we are still trying to contact a number of businesses who have yet to complete our online grant form.
Oxford City Council has launched an online Activities Hub with links to advice on exercise, mental health, learning and cultural activities to help residents find supportive resources while social distancing measures are in place.
We all know that Oxfordshire is at the forefront of technological innovation linked to its world-beating science and medical sector. What you may not know is that Oxfordshire County Council is heavily involved in many innovation projects, particularly in transport and social care, that bring together public and private sector partners.