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Oxfordshire Business Growth
Wed 16 November 2016, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Join us for the third Oxfordshire Business Growth event, now held in association with our friends at Oxfordshire Business Support/OxLEP.
We're delighted to be in the Ashmolean after hours, with a stellar range of organisations all dedicated to helping your business grow. You'll have the chance to meet colleagues from:
- Cherwell District Council
- Creative Industries Federation
- Department for International Trade
- Enterprise Europe Network
- Enterprise Nation
- Federation of Small Businesses
- Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses
- Institute of Directors
- Intellectual Property Office
- Invest in Oxfordshire
- Knowledge Transfer Network
- Oxford Brookes University
- Oxford Business Network
- Oxford City Council
- Oxfordshire Apprenticeships
- Oxfordshire Business Support from OxLEP
- Oxfordshire County Council
- Oxfordshire International Business Club
- Oxfordshire Project
- Oxfordshire Town Chambers Network
- South Oxfordshire District Council
- Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce
- University of Oxford
- Vale of White Horse District Council
- Venturefest Oxford
- West Oxfordshire District Council
- Young Enterprise
We're delighted that John Kampfner, CEO of the Creative Industries Federation, is kindly spending the evening with us. Many of us will also be very familiar with John's work as an author; a journalist at the Daily Telegraph, FT and BBC; and as editor of the New Statesman.
Great news, too, from our friends from Blackwell's: they are offering a discount on the night on any of the books that the Oxford Business Book Club has discussed over the last couple of years. We also have the pleasure of hearing from Kieron Smith, the company's Digital Director, about the journey that Blackwell's has undertaken.
The best bit? Enjoy the evening without worrying about how you'll get home. Our friends at the Oxford Bus Company will take care of that for you – free. We're very grateful to them.
The event is free, but registration is essential. Please note that there is limited capacity and we are expecting tickets to go quickly because of the fabulous line up of partners.
The evening also supports a splendid line up of Oxfordshire charities: Against Breast Cancer, Headway Oxfordshire and Sobell House.
Thank you to all of our friends and partners, especially the Ashmolean Museum, for making the event possible.
Blackwell's is delighted to be sponsoring Oxfordshire Business Growth.
The world-famous Blackwell's Bookshop, founded in 1879, is a beacon for book-lovers across the globe. The Oxford bookshop located at 48-53 Broad Street trades across four floors including the majestic Norrington Room, the vast academic floor built beneath Trinity College quad, which boasts three and a half miles of shelving. Also located in this iconic building is a Rare Books Department, a Children's Department, a Music Department, as well as books on just about every subject under the sun.
Blackwell's has branches in many cities in the UK, as well as a thriving Online business. It has flagship bookshops in Cambridge, Edinburgh and London as well as a mixture of high street and campus bookshops from Aberdeen to Exeter.
Do you run a successful business or social enterprise and are looking to grow?
The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses programme provides high-quality, practical education specifically tailored to the needs of UK small business leaders. Participants will receive 100 hours of teaching designed by leading experts and delivered through online and residential sessions led by Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, together with Aston University, University of Leeds and Manchester Metropolitan University. The programme is fully funded for successful applicants.
Additionally, participants will gain exposure to a network of professional experts through business coaching and one-to-one advising. Graduates will also join a highly active and unique group of small businesses who provide ongoing peer support to one another and frequently establish B2B trading.
Oxford Innovation – Enterprise Europe Network helps businesses reach their full potential. We provide practical support to help ambitious and innovative businesses and start-ups succeed. Through Enterprise Europe Network – the world’s largest business support network, we are assisting high growth innovation driven SMEs in various aspects relating to internationalisation, cross-border business and commercialising innovation.