Banbury Charlbury Business Community Eynsham Business Network Carterton Chamber of Commerce Watlington Business Association Monument Park Chalgrove Bicester and District Chamber of Commerce Kidlington Wake Up To Woodstock Thame First The Henley Business 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,  OTCN (The Oxfordshire Town Chambers Network) now covers town chambers, business parks, shopping centres, business networking events and other membership organisations and business groups across Oxfordshire.

An innovative scheme to encourage and support local suppliers. Startups for Blenheim is open to new businesses that are less than 2 years old, must be based within 20 miles of the Palace and produce something that Blenheim could stock in their retail catering outlets. Details here.
As well as working with Blenheim Palace, the FAB Accelerator is taking applications for the next round of its own accelerator programme which starts at the end of April. The deadline for applying to join this highly regarded course is 5 April. Details here.

Innovate UK
has two funds open at the moment to help businesses.

The £15 million Open Fund is to help develop novel products and services, and the £10 million KTP fund helps businesses to work on projects with graduates.

Details here
The Oxfordshire LEP administers two grant funds for Oxfordshire SMEs - one specifically for start-ups and the other for growing businesses. The 'Elevate' grants fund activities and projects which will ultimately lead to business growth and job creation. Grants of up to £3,000 are available for startups and up to £8,000 for growing businesses. Details here.

Ultrafast broadband on its way!

West Oxfordshire District Council has taken a massive step towards fulfilling its ambition of full superfast broadband coverage.
Details here.
New Year's Resolution.
Get that grant application submitted? Oxfordshire LEADER is due to close for Expressions of Interest in September 2018. If you have an idea, apply soon. Go to the Application Process page to download an EOI form.
Le Twin Town Challenge.
Have you heard about the Twin Town Challenge? Twin towns, 100 cars, 1 amazing weekend in May. The Twin Town Challenge is a fun, team-based car challenge that brings businesses together for a common cause.
Details here.

Subsidised broadband installation for businesses that can't access an affordable broadband service with a speed of at least 2MB per second.
Details here.

A £13 million fund
to help landowners will soon open for applications. Farmers, foresters and land managers across the UK will be able to apply for up to £6,800 per hectare to plant, weed and protect more trees when application forms are made available in September. Details here.
£2,000 Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers for Businesses to Improve Information Management.

If you are a micro, small or medium-sized business, local authority, charity, or not-for-profit-organisation, and you need help with your data analytics, then apply now for one of our Data Analytics Innovation Vouchers (DAIVs)! Details here.

International Retail and Business Opportunities....

For the most current opportunities please click here.

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