Banbury Charlbury Business Community Eynsham Business Network Carterton Chamber of Commerce Watlington District Business Partnership Monument Park Chalgrove Bicester and District Chamber of Commerce Kidlington Wake Up To Woodstock Thame First The Henley Partnership Goring Business Network Wallingford in Business Didcot Abingdon Wantage and District Chamber of Commerce Faringdon Chamber of Commerce Chipping Norton Witney Chamber of Commerce Oxford City & Suburbs Burford Chamber of Trade Shrivenham Neighbours


Founded as a network of Oxfordshire’s chambers of commerce, The Oxfordshire Town Chambers Network (OTCN) now covers town chambers, business parks, shopping centres, business networking events and other membership organisations and business groups across Oxfordshire.


Abingdon and Witney College is delighted to announce that recent national success rate data has revealed that the college’s apprenticeship success rate for 16-18 year olds is the highest in the country, with the College placed 1st out of 218 colleges. Details here.

Enterprising Britain Awards

Are you ready to claim the title of the 'most enterprising place in Britain'? The 2015 competition for the Enterprising Britain awards will see one of the four category winners take the overall title of 'the most enterprising place in Britain'.
Closing date Friday 12th June 2015.    Details here.
Oxford is now part of the Connection Voucher Scheme.

Access to high-grade broadband and wireless connectivity. See if you can claim up to £3,000.

Details here.

Energy Efficiency Fund

Up to £6,000 funding is available per SME (with fewer than 10 employees) to fund a range of measures including: solar PV, solar thermal, biomass, new boilers, insulation, and new lighting. Some details here.
Register your interest here.
The Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015

Entries are now open for the Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2015, the annual event celebrating entrepreneurship in the UK. Deadline for entries is 5pm Friday 31 July 2015. Details here.
Oxfordshire Community Foundation is delighted to launch the RAISE Challenge Fund for local charities and community groups who embrace new ways of working or engaging with people. Grants of between £2,500 and £10,000 are available, with a closing date of 31st May. More information.
  This week the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has launched a brand new Guide called ‘The GREAT way to grow: Small businesses share their advice’.

Details here.
The Great British High Street Awards 2015: Open for Business.

Deadline for applications: 17 July 2015.

For more information go here.
And so it begins ...... help shape Digital Oxford.

“We’re making Oxford a world-class digital destination to attract jobs, funding, talent, and investment for digital industry in Oxfordshire.”
If you are a “Digital” company please get involved -
National Business Awards Now in their 14th year.
They are the ones to win – any company within the UK can enter, regardless of size or industry. The National Business Awards has a range of categories suited to a wide variety of successful organisations.

Entry deadline is Friday 22nd May 2015. Details here.
  Introducing OSEP, a major new £100,000 umbrella partnership for Oxfordshire, inspired by an innovative partnership between Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford and Student Hubs. OSEP aims to find, fund and support Oxfordshire’s social entrepreneurs. With its birth, advice, support, masterclasses, mentoring and funding have become available to the wider Oxfordshire community beyond the two universities.
To find out more, visit
International Retail and Business Opportunities. For the most current opportunities please click here.  
If you would like support or grants for your business, please click here.

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