Our work in action

Our work in action

Across several operational areas at OxLEP, we have strived hard to work with our business community to ensure that the support they receive makes an impact and a difference.

On the ground, our role as the Local Enterprise Partnership for the county has never been more important for our business community. Over the past year, across all areas of our remit, we have delivered significant successes felt across all communities.

Being able to deliver and demonstrate the value we bring as a Local Enterprise Partnership has been – and will continue to be – a major focus. 

Despite the current economic challenges, Oxfordshire is a globally-renowned county with one of the strongest economies in the UK, with a successful record securing investment to promote growth. We work hard to build this positive, economic landscape in Oxfordshire into delivery on the ground.

Here are just a few examples of how we have achieved that.

“Within Oxfordshire, apprentices are a vital contributor to our capabilities and productivity within key sectors. As the impact of Covid-19 continues to be felt by the business community, it’s more important than ever that we highlight the positive impact of these schemes and the support available to businesses. The Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards has been able to do just that and it was fantastic to bring our finalists together.”

Sally Andreou – Skills Hub Manager, OxLEP

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One area of our work that has truly-engaged young people, businesses, decision makers and the wider Oxfordshire community is the Oxfordshire Apprenticeship Awards. 

For 2021, despite the challenges presented by Covid-19, we were able to deliver a live, virtual event that engaged hundreds of people from across the county, informing them why apprenticeships are so important. Whether it be helping companies to grow their own talent, address skills shortages within their sector and indeed create opportunities for young people seeking that all-important first step in their career. 

It was the fifth time the event has been held, with previous celebrations taking place at locations such as Blenheim Palace and Jurys Inn Oxford.

The awards were headline-sponsored by long-term awards supporter High Spec Composites – an Oxfordshire-based business supplying high-specification carbon fibre components to a range of industries worldwide.