Oxford Business Park has a long history of providing work space and associated services to businesses in the City. In 1994 a revolution occurred with the closure of the former Morris Motors factory and the development of Oxford Business Park by Arlington. The City was emerging from its roots in manufacturing and a new environment that included work space, a Hotel, Children’s Nursery, Health Club and a Retail park was created providing a community for multiple businesses from a wide variety of backgrounds.
This last year has seen an interesting evolution in the debate about aviation emissions relative to all other modes of transportation. It was nearly a decade ago that the topic was a daily conversation in the media but then, seemingly, it was not so high on the agenda, it wasn’t something that appeared in every presentation, every business plan, any strategic review of an aircraft operator’s future, or indeed those of an airport.
Every day there are hundreds, if not thousands, of articles, discussion groups, blogs and tweets about what responsible businesses need to focus on now. There are almost as many new and diverse viewpoints, buzzwords, emphases, job titles, groundbreaking initiatives, self-help for leaders and new management structures, as there are businesses.
We all know that Oxfordshire is at the forefront of technological innovation linked to its world-beating science and medical sector. What you may not know is that Oxfordshire County Council is heavily involved in many innovation projects, particularly in transport and social care, that bring together public and private sector partners.