The chief executive of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) says that this week’s report from Arcadis – suggesting Oxford is the second-best city in the UK for ‘growth potential’ – is further recognition of the area’s global economic significance.
Nigel Tipple believes that Arcadis’ research, coupled with previous positive reports from several high-profile organisations – including PwC and Irwin Mitchell – demonstrates Oxfordshire is as a key driver behind ‘UK PLC’ and offers an attractive proposition for new businesses, both nationally and internationally.
Mr Tipple said: “It is clear that Oxford as a city and Oxfordshire as a region presents many global opportunities and strengths. A theme that has certainly been recognised by the Arcadis report.
“Continuous significant research and reports further demonstrate our global potential and has highlighted the opportunities, across a number of key areas, where we can drive forward sustainable growth and take a lead in boosting the UK’s productivity.”