Earlier this month (5 April), OxLEP’s chief executive Nigel Tipple took part in the latest in a series of Built Environment Networking events, focused on economic recovery in Oxfordshire, in-light of the Covid-19 pandemic and future plans for the county.
The event – one of many business networking sessions created by BEN to be held across the UK and online in 2022 – centred around Oxfordshire’s economic development plans and what they potentially mean to businesses and communities around the county and beyond.
The webinar brought together business voices and public sector leaders in the county.
As well as an update from Nigel Tipple on OxLEP’s impact, future priorities and focus on supporting economic recovery, the event also saw contributions from Bill Cotton – Corporate Director for Environment and Place at Oxfordshire County Council, Emma Southwell-Sander – Energy Tech Manager at Harwell Campus, plus Ralph Seidler – Managing Director at Siemens Magnet Technology.
During the session, OxLEP’s recent key achievements – which includes committing over £2.24m of funding to Oxfordshire businesses through its Business Investment Fund and delivery of 12,000 hours-worth of business support over a 15-month period following the Covid-19 outbreak – were highlighted, as well as the key role we are playing in supporting a drive towards a zero-carbon future.
Bev Hindle from the Arc Leadership Group, also joined the webinar to update businesses on the continued potential, for the UK economy, of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.
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