Hartwell House

Fabulous B4 Classic Event at Hartwell House Hotel & Spa

B4 were proud to welcome B4 Members and their guests back to the fantastic Hartwell House Hotel & Spa, following numerous events B4 have previously held there. Guests enjoyed an evening of relaxed networking, with drinks and canapés in a stunning setting, with speeches from Richard Rosser, CEO of B4 and Matthew Johnson, General Manager of Hartwell House Hotel & Spa.

Business Buzz is a series of local networking events.

B4 issue 50 celebration

B4 50th Timeline

At a meeting with John Kennedy, then of Darbys (now Knights), Colin and Richard Rosser agreed to launch a quarterly business magazine aimed at giving Oxfordshire businesses a profile in high quality print. John came up with the name B4, standing for Building Bridges Between Businesses and commented.

Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College

Fantastic B4 Classic Event in the brand new, high tech Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College

B4, in association with Conference Oxford were proud to invite B4 Members and their guests to experience the delights of Oxford’s newest venue: the sleek and modern Sultan Nazrin Shah Centre at Worcester College on Thursday 7th December, with speeches from Prof. Sir Jonathan Bate, Provost of Worcester College, Richie Carter, Contracts Manager of Beard Construction, Mike Naworynsky, Home Bursar of Pembroke College & Chairman of Conference Oxford and Richard Rosser, CEO of B4.

Wonderful B4 Christmas Dinner & In Oxford Awards Ceremony 2017

Wonderful B4 Christmas Dinner & In Oxford Awards Ceremony 2017

B4 invited Platinum members and guests to celebrate the winners of this year’s In Oxford Awards at the B4 Christmas Dinner, held at the prestigious Divinity School. The event included an opportunity to connect with a wide range of Oxfordshire’s leading businesses and enjoy the hospitality of Oxford Fine Dining, with speeches from Alice Ogilvie, Head of Venue Services at Bodleian Libraries, Cllr Price, Leader of Oxford City Council and Richard Rosser, CEO of B4.

B4 Launches New Member Induction Lunches at The Manor Country House Hotel

B4 Launches New Member Induction Lunches at The Manor Country House Hotel

As part of a review of all of our processes at B4, we are delighted to announce a series of new member lunches that will be held at The Manor Country House Hotel, starting in January 2018.

The Oxford Artisan Distillery

Excellent B4 Classic Event at The Oxford Artisan Distillery

B4 The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) welcomed B4 Members and their guests for a tour of the newly opened distillery, the first of its kind in central Oxford. The event included casual networking with drinks and canapés, with speeches by Tom Nicolson, CEO & Chairman of TOAD and Richard Rosser, CEO of B4.

B4 Advisory Board Meets for the First Time

B4 Advisory Board Meets for the First Time

Following on from the success of the B4 Focus Group at Rhodes House in September, a group of B4’s most trusted members met in the spectacular surroundings of the Ashmolean Museum to discuss the future of B4.

Focus on the future for B4

Focus on the future for B4

Prior to the B4 Classic Event at Rhodes House in September, 30 B4 Members from a wide range of sectors gathered to tell us what we do well and what we could do better. As part of an ongoing assessment of B4 and how we can improve what we do for our members, the next stage of the process is the formation of a B4 Advisory Board.

50th Cover Shoot at Blenheim Palace

50th Cover Shoot at Blenheim Palace

Thank you to everyone for attending the B4 50th Edition cover shoot at Blenheim Palace and to Dominic Hare (CEO) and Heather Carter (Operations Director) at Blenheim Palace for hosting. Considering guests came from all quarters of Oxfordshire, it was a wonderful turnout for early on a Friday morning, demonstrating the warmth and support for B4. Thank you to Clark Wiseman of Studio 8 and to all the B4 team.

B4 Dinner at The Randolph Hotel

Excellent B4 Platinum Dinner at Macdonald Randolph Hotel

B4 Platinum Members and their guests enjoyed a fantastic evening at Macdonald Randolph Hotel on Thursday 12th October with our host, General Manager, Gurval Durand and guest speaker, Blenheim Palace CEO, Dominic Hare. Excellent food, superb service and a fitting tribute to the late Michael Grange.

B4 Events

Holiday Inn, Newbury Racecourse and Hawkwell House Hotel play host to B4 members

B4 Members were treated to three events this summer starting with Speed Networking at The Holiday Inn in Oxford, followed by two excellent Platinum Dinners at Hawkwell House Hotel and Newbury Racecourse.