As many businesses returned to work this week following the festive break, OxLEP has reminded Oxfordshire-based companies of the wide-variety of workshops available to them as they respectively strive to reach their 2023 goals and ambitions.
The Local Enterprise Partnership for Oxfordshire are calling out to the county’s business community and urging them to take a look and sign-up to a variety of webinars and events, tailored to support organisations at different stages of their business journeys.
At the start of the month, around 40 hours-worth of events and webinars were scheduled by OxLEP, with sessions focusing on several key areas including; customer expectations, investor pitching, digital skills and leadership.
And with events taking place both online and in-person, OxLEP hopes to cater for Oxfordshire-based businesses of all sizes and sectors right throughout the month, helping them to kick-start their 2023 journey.
As we head into the second week of the new year, there are still some spaces available for online sessions running throughout next week (week beginning 9 January). These include:
- Comms: Zero to Hero (Peer network session) – 10 January at 8am
- Leadership Peer Network session – 10 January at 12noon
- Scale-up and investment readiness ‘power hour’ – 11 January at 10am
- Business Survival: Ten Key Actions to Take – 12 January at 12.30pm
- The Innovation Process – 12 January at 3pm
Helen Brind, Growth Hub Manager at OxLEP, said: “We know that 2023 will likely be a very critical time for many businesses in Oxfordshire and we want to ensure that companies looking to start, grow or evolve are able to ‘hit the ground running’ as soon as we move into the new year.
“We are therefore delighted to be able to announce a range of business support events for January and would really encourage all companies in Oxfordshire to take a look at our schedule.
“We are confident that businesses will discover that we are well-positioned – and have a strong track record – supporting businesses of all shapes and sizes to achieve their respective goals and we are determined to continue this into 2023 and beyond.”
This month’s events follows-on from another busy period for OxLEP, supporting the county’s business community.
Its most-recent impact report showed that between April 2021 and March 2022, OxLEP Business engaged with over 2,500 businesses and provided around 6,000 hours of support, worth an estimated £3.5 million. In-turn, it’s believed that the support provided helped to safeguard 388 jobs in Oxfordshire that could have otherwise been lost to the local economy.
OxLEP has a track record of delivering first-class business support through its workshop and events programmes.
During the last financial year, over 500 businesses benefited from over 70 webinar sessions, with a further 252 ‘power hours’ of one-to-one support also delivered to company leaders.
All workshops provided by OxLEP are fully-funded, though some events do require businesses to meet certain eligibility criteria.