OxTech Fest: Inaugural event to focus on diversity and connections in the tech industry

Gender diversity is only 19% in the tech workforce and only 15% of workers are from BAME backgrounds. A new festival aims to develop the tech sector in Oxfordshire.

Target PR’s journey to discover The Real Meaning of Business

In this session Grant Hayward and Sam Kandiyali use the recently developed B4 TRMOB graphic as a tool to highlight the ways in which Target PR use the business for positive social and environmental impact.

Blake Morgan rewards 37 members of staff in latest round of promotions

Leading law firm Blake Morgan has promoted 37 lawyers and support staff across its offices in London, Wales, the Thames Valley and on the South Coast.

Candlemaker Wins Blenheim’s Start-up Business Award

A candlemaker from Long Wittenham has won Blenheim’s annual business start-up competition.

Unipart ranked among top employee-owned companies

Unipart Group has been named as one of the UK’s leading companies for employee ownership. The global manufacturing, logistics and consultancy group based in Oxford placed fifth on the 2021 Employee Ownership Top 50.

Common HR Issues

We are now halfway through 2021, and the global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to cause organisations to think swiftly on their feet to respond to shifts in perspective and priorities and reassess future planning.

Supporting women into business

We had our two Be- friending groups over today and ladies I am mentoring to help start their food business from Refugee Resource with all bringing lunch and cake decorating workshop by Daisy Pratt.

Hybrid workers embracing bus operators’ flexy ticket

Oxfordshire’s leading bus operators have issued a reminder flexible tickets are available for commuters who now travel to work part-time.

Cowley Road Carnival Live! on 4th July

Cowley Road Carnival celebrations go ahead all over the city as residents are encouraged to join Virtual Carnival online, decorate their homes as the UK’s first Carnival House Floats and enjoy neighbourhood get togethers. The festivities will be completed by a Mixcloud After Party hosted by local DJs from 6pm.

Return to the Office

Join Chris Hulme of Influential and guests as they discuss how they each adapted to lockdown and how they see the future of their individual offices looking.

Deloitte tells staff they can WFH forever

In response to the news that Deloitte will allow staff to work from home forever, adding to the long list of organisations that have also already made this commitment, please see below expert comment from Sridhar Iyengar, MD, Zoho Europe on what this means for business productivity, protocols and new initiatives, with advice on how to deal with such a drastic long-term change.

Women, Leadership & Money | Hubs Live

In this session of Hubs Live, members had the opportunity to hear from Alison Haill, Heather Carter, Caroline Van Zyl and Helen Wright about their experiences as women in leadership positions.