Annual Report 2019/2020: Leading, delivering and championing

Annual Report 2019/2020: Leading, delivering and championing

A look back at the 2019/2020 financial year, which saw the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) continue to LEAD and DELIVER, as well as acting as a CHAMPION for one of the world's leading economies.

Welcome from our chief executive, Nigel Tipple


The combination of the emergence of the Coronavirus pandemic and the UK's departure from the European Union has created an unprecedented situation for our business community, causing concern and disruption to businesses of all sizes.

This means our role has never been more crucial and it's vital that we continue to lead the way in ensuring the county’s businesses are able to run as efficiently as possible, whilst remaining productive during this critical period.

Pictured: Harwell Campus, one of the world's leading innovation hubs.

Find out how we have continued to be a lead voice for the Oxfordshire economy


Like any organisation, delivering success for our key stakeholders is the significant priority.

Over the past year, we have consistently delivered projects and programmes for the benefit of thousands of businesses and the many communities right across Oxfordshire. As take our first steps into a new decade, we are ready to build on these achievements and determined to deliver even more for the county.

Pictured: Banbury-based Prodrive. Just one organisation to have delivered significant projects, supported by our role securing investment for Oxfordshire.

Find out how we have delivered for the Oxfordshire economy


Since our launch in 2011, we have played a vital role in championing our economy, showcasing our key sectors and many considerable economic assets, as well as highlighting their unrivaled potential to local, national and international stakeholders.

This year has seen us continue to play our part in demonstrating how, by investing in Oxfordshire, we can create future opportunities and significant prosperity for the UK more widely.

Pictured: OxLEP's Ahmed Goga, showcasing to business leaders Oxfordshire's global potential at the launch of our Local Industrial Strategy.

Find out how we have championed the Oxfordshire economy 


Our chair, Jeremy Long reflects on Oxfordshire's economy as it enters a new financial year whilst also leading the initial international response to one of civilisation’s most critical challenges, COVID-19. 

Pictured: OxLEP's Chair Jeremy Long

Read Jeremy's reflections on the last year of activity