Inclusive Growth Seminar 3 - Economic Opportunities for All

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City of Oxford College (Blackbird Leys campus)

Cuddesdon Way

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OX4 6HN

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Seminar 3 - Economic Opportunities for All

This seminar will focus on the themes of workforce skills and training, employer engagement and initiatives, and the role the business sector can play to create a more inclusive economy and expand economic opportunities to all. The presentations and panel discussion will focus on how businesses can have a positive impact on their communities, such as local procurement spending policies and inclusive recruitment, as well as opportunities around skills, training and education, that can reduce inequality in Oxfordshire.

We’re pleased to confirm a well-rounded and knowledgeable set of speakers and panellists:

  • Trevor Phillips – acclaimed writer and producer, past President of the John Lewis Partnership Council

  • Dominic Hare – Chief Executive Officer, Blenheim Palace

  • Penny Rinta-Suksi – Partner, Blake Morgan and non executive director of OxLEP

  • Paul Roberts – Chief Executive Officer, Aspire

  • Sally Dicketts – Chief Executive Officer, Activate Learning

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Oxford and Oxfordshire are among the fastest growing local economies in the UK but also one of the least equal, so we want to examine what fundamental structural changes may be required to ensure our future growth delivers benefits to all residents and serves to narrow the inequalities gap.

Through the seminars we want to develop a common understanding of this challenge, learn more about the measures and policy interventions being proposed, and what strategies are being trialled elsewhere. This will help inform what we can do here to have a meaningful positive impact on inequities in income and opportunity.

Oxfordshire’s Local Industrial Strategy now includes a commitment to an Inclusive Growth Commission, development of which will be informed by the seminar discussions. This initiative is to be sponsored through the Oxfordshire Growth Board.



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City of Oxford College (Blackbird Leys campus)

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OX4 6HN

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