World Class and Connected

Oxford & Oxfordshire World Class & Connected

Oxford and Oxfordshire were top of the 2017 Demos-PwC Good Growth for Cities index and the 2018 Arcadis ‘Investing in Britain’ report names Oxford as the 2nd best city in the UK for Growth Potential. As Oxfordshire’s leading business networking community, B4 aims to play a key role in this growth.

Championing innovation and growth: Penningtons Manches leads the way in Oxford

Championing innovation and growth: Penningtons Manches leads the way in Oxford

The Oxford office of leading law firm Penningtons Manches supports some of the area’s most dynamic businesses and institutions through its specialist teams. With 14 partners and a total staff of nearly 100 at its base in Oxford Business Park, the firm’s multi-disciplinary approach concentrates on a variety of industry sectors relevant to the region including technology, life sciences, education and private wealth.

Malin Svanberg Larsson

Demand for Freeths Solicitors’ Top Ranked Thames Valley Corporate Team has Resulted in a Record Year of Growth.

The corporate team at Freeths solicitors is a major player not only in the local market but also in the south east region, having completed 18 major transactions in 2017.

Going from Good to Great by systemising your business success

Going from Good to Great by systemising your business success

Are you growing your business? Would you and the business benefit if it was less reliant on you? Could anyone in your business undertake any role in an emergency?

Laura Adkin

Whitley Stimpson’s new generation lead the way

Interview with Laura Adkins, Director of Whitley Stimpson in charge of the Witney office.

How to claim statutory maternity pay as an employer

How to claim statutory maternity pay as an employer

The requirement in recent years for employers to comply with Real Time Information (RTI) reporting and Pension Auto Enrolment, mean the cost of employing people has risen significantly. Given such financial commitments and the complexities of running a payroll, time off for maternity can be another headache for employers to deal with.

Grant Thornton Vibrant Reading

Leveraging technology to up skill the workforce

All businesses face the need to harness new technologies for improved performance. It can be challenging but technology-enabled training and learning is one area that businesses should look at early on: it can build employee motivation and deliver tangible results.

Nigel Tipple Oxfordshire LEP

How can Oxfordshire harness its booming economy to benefit businesses and residents alike?

OxLEP’s debate explores why a ‘sense of place’ is key to the county’s success

Dematic transform older building into ‘revolutionary’ offices

Dematic transform older building into ‘revolutionary’ offices

A state-of-the-art headquarters building has transformed the working lives of employees at Dematic Northern Europe in Banbury Business Park.

Oxford Science Park

Jon Silversides: Partner and Head of Commercial Agency, Carter Jonas Oxford

In March 2016 the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), led then by Lord Adonis, called for ways “to maximize the potential of the Cambridge – Milton Keynes – Oxford corridor (CAMCOX) as a single, knowledge intensive cluster that competes on the global stage.”

B4 event at Milton Park

Magnificent B4 Classic Event at 141 Park Drive, Milton Park

On 10th May B4 Members and guests enjoyed an evening of networking in the fantastic, innovative venue 141 Park Drive, Milton Park. Followed by speeches from B4’s Richard Rosser and Milton Park’s Philip Campbell. The evening provided our guests an insight into the people behind Milton Park, how the place is run and the latest news and developments within this fascinating science and business park.

Making a difference

Making a Difference to the City through Culture

Cowley Road Works, the charity behind the organisation of Oxford’s iconic Cowley Road Carnival, is looking for a new chairperson and trustees.