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 Members Oxford City & Suburbs Burford Chamber of Trade Shrivenham Oxfordshire-wide groups Neighbours
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Business Support Agencies

Are you considering starting a new business in Oxfordshire or looking for support or advice to develop your existing business?

There is a wide range of independent business support services available in the county. Below is a signpost service to what is available for pre-start and small businesses. It is very much a work in progress and services are being developed and adjusted to suit the advice and support needs of new and aspiring business people in the county.

Please contact the service you think best suits your business. If you have questions you think we may be able to help with, please contact us.

Organisation Core service Target market / typical customer Additional information Access and locations Formal programmes / other services
Oxfordshire Business Enterprises
Contact: Lynette Riley
T: 01295 227082

Free of charge face-to-face advice and mentoring Pre-start and early stage businesses and self-employed, any sector. Around 25 volunteer advisers. NFEA member. All Oxfordshire districts: Banbury, Berinsfield, Bicester, Chipping Norton, Faringdon, Grove, Oxford, Summertown, Wantage, Witney. Start-up workshops to be introduced (under preparation)
Oxford Business Mentors

Mentoring Established businesses (more than 1 year in business), any sector 15 volunteer mentors, all are business owners. Mentors’ business premises around Oxfordshire  
Fredericks Foundation
Contact: Tim King
T: 01865 893383

Micro finance with business advice Anyone looking to start up in business who can’t obtain traditional finance. Additionally provide growth funding for existing businesses, with a track record also denied traditional funding Maximum start up funding £10k growth funding maximum £20k Client manager for Oxon is mobile and visits prospects once their business plan is in place Once business is established on going mentoring is available
Ethnic Minority Business Service
T: 01865 727015

Our aim is to improve the economic situation of ethnic minority communities in Oxfordshire by skills enhancement through training, and by start-up and development of businesses owned by people from those communities. • Free information and advice to individuals, pre-start and established businesses
• Training in Basic Skills, Information Technology and Sewing
See our website for up-to-date details Banbury and Oxford See our website for up-to-date details

There is also a wealth of advice from the national online Business Link service at and you can contact your local council’s economic development teams via their council websites