The Impactful CEO Masterclass – Autumn Edition

This Autumn, join me and a group of peers as we look at ‘How to create more impact and value as CEO/MD’s.’ One of the areas I see most executive teams and entrepreneurs struggling with in the face of uncertainty is how to create value, grow their businesses, and improve their impact across the business […]

Kick-start opportunity for a science-based start-up to benefit from over £10k...

Kick-start opportunity for a science-based start-up to benefit from over £10k of lab and business support for one-year at Oxfordshire’s Heyford Park Innovation centre.  Biotech start-ups are invited to enter a competition to win a 12-month lab space and business support package at Heyford Park Innovation Centre (HPIC) in Oxfordshire. The prize, which is worth […]

Homecare Provider Launches Career Pathway Programme for New Carers

In a bid to boost recruitment of new carers into the industry, homecare specialist, Walfinch, has launched a new professional career pathway programme for frontline carers.   With adult social care across the country facing a recruitment challenge, having been added to the ‘UK’s shortage occupation list’*1, and an estimated 122,000 full-time equivalent vacancies*2, Walfinch […]

B4 Evening of Art & Wine

Meakin + Parsons in partnership with Hannah Payne, opened a new gallery for Modern & Contemporary Art on Oxford’s North Parade Avenue in February this year. B4 Members are invited to an evening of Art & Wine at the gallery including a Wine Tasting experience provided by the experts at Grape Minds, Summertown, and a […]

How do we educate business school students of the future?

Last month, our B4 podcast ‘The Sharp End’ saw Frank Nigriello, B4 Chairman and Group Director of Corporate Affairs, Unipart Group, conduct an in-depth interview with Tim Vorley, Pro Vice Chancellor, and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School. The fascinating online discussion, was attended by other B4 business members, including Grant Thornton, OSEP and Oxford […]


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Ukrainian Culture Weeks

The Ukrainian Culture Weeks will open hearts, arms, galleries and stages for the celebration of classical music, authentic visual performances and exhibitions, as well as talks of blue-chip artists of Ukraine, all of them impacting the world culture today, leaving traces in the past and in future of the global art and music scene. These events will […]

The Queen: the epitome of the ‘servant leader’

I was lucky enough to meet the Queen on two occasions. They were both as a result of my involvement with Turbosound, a company that designs and manufactures professional loudspeakers, which have been used by bands such as Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, David Bowie, Michael Jackson and many others. The first time was when Turbosound was awarded […]

Walfinch shortlisted for LaingBuisson Awards 2022 ‘Homecare’ category

Homecare franchise network Walfinch has been named as a finalist in the ‘Homecare’ category at the prestigious LaingBuisson Awards 2022, which celebrates excellence across the healthcare sector. The LaingBuisson Awards honours businesses that have set new quality standards in social care, clinical services and in associated advisory, property and financial roles. In its 17th year […]

At The Sharp End with Tim Vorley

Tim Vorley, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean of Oxford Brookes Business School talks about the challenges of bringing the business school back to a post COVID world, his early successes in leading the Business School and the challenges that lie ahead.