I recently read the story of Clairol (now part of Unilver) who went from being a dying company into full colour. Due to starting a conversation, and a shift in the quality of conversations that took place, a spirit of collaboration was born which allowed the management to not only transform the company but also the industry.
The MGroup are pleased to have worked alongside Oxford’s B4 owners Colin and Richard Rosser over the years, looking after their accountancy affairs and supporting them during a period of expansion and diversification. They are proud of their relationship with B4, being the ultimate networkers, with a reputation for establishing long-term relationships with Oxfordshire businesses.
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.
We have been fortunate to visit Royal Lancaster on several occasions with B4 over the past five years, but this trip was especially eagerly awaited following its £80 million renovation. B4’s Richard Rosser reports.
Phil Strachan of Brand Alchemists, Strangebrew, gives us an update on his Lithuanian born, London based composer/pianist friend, Alina Kozlovskaja, who recently recorded fourteen of her own compositions in the world famous Studio Two at Abbey Road Studios in NW London.
An intuitive medical device for multiple applications is being developed at Culham Innovation Centre and is poised to enter the billion-dollar biopsy market. The device promises to improve accuracy, reduce time and limit patient stress during needle-based procedures.
2017 has proved to be a dichotomy for our local housing market. Although Oxfordshire has shown overall annual house price growth, we have undoubtedly been hit by declining transaction volumes following the two rounds of reform made to the calculation of stamp duty, implemented first in November 2014 and then in April 2016.