Business that’s good for Oxfordshire is good for your business. Although I recognise and commend the focus this issue has on “Giving Back”, I’d like to be a little controversial about the subject…
Directors at accountancy firm Chapman Robinson and Moore (CRM) have committed to giving every staff member three hours per month to become regular volunteers at a charity of their choice.
The winners of a new start-up scheme aimed at encouraging entrepreneurs launched their product ranges at Blenheim Palace from the end of August.
No one says it’s easy turning your innovation, idea or creative solution into a business reality. Breakthroughs and changes can be time consuming, expensive and need careful research and specialist know-how.
In Issue 53 of B4 we covered Freeths’ roundtable discussion at Pembroke College where we first met Tom Cheesewright, the founder of applied futurism practice, Book of the Future and creator of the Applied Futurist’s Toolkit, a suite of strategy and storytelling tools for agile organisations. Tom recently visited Freeths’ offices to present about life after Brexit and how his clients, including large multinationals, rarely discuss the ‘B’ word and that this presentation was something of a first.
Boardman, Hawkins & Osborne LLP is a new niche family practice opening on 3rd September 2018 in prestigious new offices in the centre of Abingdon. The three founding partners, Emily Boardman, Ruth Hawkins and Irena Osborne, were previously at Turpin & Miller LLP.
Freeths Solicitors is delighted to announce the promotion of nine of its outstanding lawyers to senior positions; five lawyers have been promoted to Senior Associate while a further four lawyers were promoted to Associate.
The first of our B4 Masterclasses was presented by B4 Platinum members, You HR, at our new offices in Weston-on-the-Green.
On 6th September B4 members and guests enjoyed an evening of networking with drinks and canapés at the stunning home of the Rhodes Scholars, Rhodes House. With a pre-event Masterclass from Hayley Monks of Think Inspire Create who presented guests with a wonderful and appropriate topic for discussion: “The Future of the Workforce – Does the quality of the human interaction become more important as automation grows?”.
Wenn Townsend partner Tony Haines wants some clarity about finance and how his clients can access it to fuel future growth. With some financial experts claiming we are on the verge of another recession, combined with seemingly never-ending uncertainty surrounding the implications of Brexit, businesses in need of finance to grow are, according to Tony, finding it increasingly difficult to find a way through the changing lending criteria which banks put in their way.