As the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP), it is our role to champion Oxfordshire’s economic potential, acting as a catalyst and convener to drive a dynamic, sustainable and growing economy.
We were formally launched by the then Business Minister, Mark Prisk MP, in March 2011 with the responsibility of championing and developing the Oxfordshire economy.
We have made considerable progress in strengthening the county's economy by establishing robust and effective relationships between businesses, academia and the public sector.
Since our launch in March 2011, we have played a key role in driving forward a dynamic, growing and sustainable economy for Oxfordshire.
Highlight achievements include:
- Together with our partners, we have secured around £660million-worth of central government and European funds for the Oxfordshire economy
- We currently oversee a growth programme worth around £2.2billion to the county
- We have supported the creation of around 48,000 new jobs between 2011 and 2019 – representing over half of a 2031 target of 85,600 new jobs
- We secured £142.5m for Oxfordshire through the Local Growth Fund 1, 2 and 3, £55.5m through the City Deal Fund, £9m via the Growing Places Fund and £8.4m through the Getting Building Fund. The investment continues to be positively-felt across many businesses and communities
As the Local Enterprise Partnership for Oxfordshire, we continue to play a vitally important role for the county, securing investment that enables and leverage new opportunities that will benefit the county’s businesses for many years to come.
Already, our work has made a significant impact, helping to create favourable conditions for economic growth in Oxfordshire. In addition to this, our team provides support for hundreds of businesses in the county, supporting their desire to grow, innovate and attract the best talent locally, nationally and internationally.
We also, alongside the private and public sectors, showcase the various economic strengths in Oxfordshire helping to attract businesses from around the world, supporting them to make the county their global base.
We work with partners to showcase our key sectors:
We engage our business community on topics that matter to them:
We provide hands-on support to our thriving start-ups:
We support our businesses to help build a workforce for the future:
We bring business and education closer together for mutual benefit:
We help our small businesses to meet and exceed their ambitions:
We support our businesses to be more innovative: