Around 50 business leaders from across Oxfordshire came together last night (24 September) for the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership's latest Q&A event, discussing key aspects of the county’s economy.
The debate: 'Placemaking in Oxfordshire – what does it really mean?' continues a series of Q&As created by OxLEP, bringing the county’s businesses together.
Previously, Q&As have focussed on areas such as connectivity in Oxfordshire, how the county’s productivity can be boosted and how our businesses and education providers can work together more closely.
Last night’s event – which was held at The Oxford Artisan Distillery (TOAD) in Headington – included panellists; Ahmed Goga – OxLEP’s Director of Strategy and Programmes, Tagore Ramoutar – Managing Director and Co-founder of TOAD and Justine Leach – Director of LDA Design.
The event was chaired by radio presenter Howard Bentham.
Last night’s event saw discussions focus on opportunities, and the challenges, faced by Oxfordshire, including; do the county’s communities have the opportunity to become exemplars of contemporary living? How does ‘clean growth’ align with Oxfordshire as a ‘place’ and how will the benefits of the Local Industrial Strategy reach all Oxfordshire communities?
The Q&A follows the recent launch of the Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy at the Blavatnik School of Government in Oxford.
Head to OxLEP’s Twitter feed (or search #OxLEPPlacemaking on Twitter) to see some of the key points discussed by panellists and audience members.
Watch a replay of the Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy launch (4 September)