The Oxfordshire Business Awards (OXBA) are set to return for 2024 and businesses of all sizes are invited to participate in the county's most prestigious awards.
Having recognised the achievements of thousands of the county’s businesses since it was launched in the mid-1990s, including accolades for new businesses, innovative businesses and large businesses, the Oxfordshire Business Awards continue to go from strength to strength.
Excitingly for 2024, the awards launches with two new award categories being The Oxford Trust & Oxfordshire Business First Emerging Tech Business Award and The Cherry Picked Residential Property Developer of the Year Award.
Once again, OxLEP will be supporting the awards, sponsoring the New Business category similarly to previous years.
The awards committee are pleased to announce that they have enlisted the support of six new sponsors and very much look forward to working with them.
They are: Cherry Picked Residential, Darcica Logistics, First Sight Media, Greatest Hits Radio, Metro Bank and The Oxford Trust.
The awards also see 2023 sponsors returning for this year including OxLEP, Hays, James Cowper Kreston, Mathews Comfort, Oxford Brookes Business School, RWK Goodman, The Oxford Science Park, That Event Company and The Business Magazine.
Nigel Tipple – Chief Executive of OxLEP, said: “We are delighted to once again support the Oxfordshire Business Awards – an event that has become a thoroughly-established date in the county’s business calendar, celebrating the success of our fantastic business community. We hope more businesses than ever before will consider entering this year’s Awards and would absolutely encourage them to do so and gain the recognition they deserve.”
Richard Wratten, Regional Director from Hays, added: “At Hays we’re proud to be sponsoring the Oxfordshire Business Awards again. As a business that focuses on talent and workforce solutions it makes absolute sense for Hays to put its name behind these prestigious Awards, that promotes and recognises innovative and new ideas from organisations across Oxfordshire. It’s always a privilege to see for myself the exciting things that Oxfordshire businesses are doing, and the fact that entering the awards is free of charge means it is a truly inclusive opportunity for all”.
Paul Lowe, OXBA Chairman, said: “We welcome back our sponsors from last year alongside the arrival of six new sponsors for 2024. It is always great to bring in new sponsors to the Awards, in order to inject new ideas and new Award categories. Thank you to all of you not only for your financial commitment but also for the time you give to the Awards and your wonderful ideas. Winning an Oxfordshire Business Award brings genuine recognition and acknowledgement amongst peers – therefore, on behalf of the OXBA team, I encourage businesses to consider entering these prestigious Awards.”
Participating in the awards is simple and free of charge. Be sure to submit your entries by the deadline – Monday 11 March.
Since the Oxfordshire Business Awards began in 1994, the awards continue to have a positive impact on the county’s business community and individuals as well as helping to promote excellence across all sectors.
Award categories for 2024 include:
- The Cherry Picked Residential Property Developer of the Year Award
- The Darcica Business of the Year Award
- The First Sight Media Technology Excellence Award
- The Greatest Hits Radio Charity & Community Award
- The Hays Employer of the Year Award
- The James Cowper Kreston Business Person of the Year Award
- The Mathews Comfort Young Business Person of the Year Award
- The Metro Bank SME of the Year Award
- The Oxford Brookes Business School Purposeful Business Award
- The Oxford Science Park Innovation Award
- The Oxford Trust and Oxfordshire Business First Emerging Tech Business Award
- The Oxfordshire LEP New Business Award
- The RWK Goodman Large Business Award
- The Green Award (available to sponsor)