Sophie joined OxLEP in November 2018 and is part of the OxLEP Business team, she works as the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Programme Executive. The ISfB programme supports Oxfordshire’s innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).
Sophie started her career working for a gift retailer in a variety of roles gaining experience in customer service, import/export and accounting before spending six years working in buying and merchandising for several UK retailers.
Sophie moved abroad in 2013 for five years spending some time travelling before working in the travel industry in New Zealand as a B2B Sales Coordinator and then went on to teach English in Asia for three years.
After returning to the UK in 2017, Sophie worked in hospitality and events before joining the OxLEP Growth Hub team.