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Supporting our small business community:
As the Growth Hub for Oxfordshire, we manage two programmes: the Elevate Programme, which supports SMEs to start up and grow, and Innovation Support for Business which helps SMEs to bring new ideas to market. Both programmes are funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy and OxLEP.
Elevate programme case studies:
Independent Oxford founders, Rosie Jacobs and Anna Munday share a passion for all things independent and the unique experiences they offer their customers.
Paul Bellchambers turned a passion for food into a full-time job by retraining and starting-up The Late Chef.
Fi McFall started making handmade jewellery at home as a hobby and now runs Twisted Root as a full-time business.
Lisa Lloyd is committed to improving mental and emotional health for her clients through her business, It's Time For Change.
The Wonky Food Company started-up to use fruits and vegetables rejected by supermarkets to make processed foods like relishes, and preserves.
Designing and manufacturing for the architectural specification market, Rooflight now employs 75 people.
SYLO Associates delivers HR support for companies all over the UK and has launched a new service as part of its growth plans.
Watch our film of the Elevate Programme's Marketplace Event to find out how the programme could help your business.
Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Case studies:
Our Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) Programme launched in September 2018 and we will soon publish our first case studies. To find out more about the programme, watch our launch video.
So that we continue to engage our diverse business community, we hold regular Q&A events right across Oxfordshire. Each event sees a focus on one of our priority areas (either People, Place, Enterprise or Connectivity), with discussion and debate from high-profile panellists.
Take a look at our Enterprise Q&A event: ‘How can Oxfordshire businesses make an impact – nationally and internationally – by embracing innovation', held at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford: