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
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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.


BUSINESS NEWS
 
Oxfordshire Soup is a funding scheme for small, new businesses.
People apply to pitch to a friendly audience of supportive local businesses people. Reasons to apply are:
• It is a nice easy form
• It shouldn’t take too long
• You could win a cash injection for your business
• You WILL meet people who want to help your business grow
• You WILL be supported by the Oxfordshire small business community.
Deadline for entries is 17 November. Please see the Oxfordshire Soup website for details.
 
Brexit!  Are you ready?

Simple guides for business:

19th September Forum Slides
Get Ready Trader export tree
BEIS Brexit A5 booklet
Animal origin meat & dairy flowchart get ready
Chemicals Process get ready
EORI mythbuster
How to export goods into the EU through roll on roll off locations after Brexit
How to import goods from the EU through roll on roll off locations after Brexit
Livestock flowchart get ready
Simple trader checklist to get ready for Brexit
Transporting goods between the UK and EU in a no deal guidance for hauliers

To find more guidance and information on preparing your business for Brexit, please visit here

 
The 2020 WOBAs are open!

The 2020 West Oxfordshire Business Awards launched last week in the grand surroundings of Blenheim Palace with the usual mix of excitement and anticipation. And the buzz of the night was focused on celebrating the WOBAs 10th anniversary with 2 NEW CATEGORIES!

You can enter as many categories as you like ahead of the 2nd December deadline. The entry process is quick, easy and FREE! - just down load the entry forms from our website at www.woba.org.uk
 
Green businesses encouraged to apply for prestigious Queen’s Award.

Businesses are encouraged to showcase their achievements and apply for a Queen’s Award in Sustainable Development.
The Queen’s Awards 2020 have been launched, with UK businesses being urged to join more than 7,000 winners of the prestigious Queen’s Award and apply for the Sustainable Development category. Details here.
 
OXFORDSHIRE PLAN 2050

The six local authorities in Oxfordshire have committed to producing a joint statutory spatial plan for Oxfordshire covering the period up to 2050. This plan will provide a strategic framework for the delivery of new homes, economic development and the anticipated supporting infrastructure the County needs to 2050. Details here.
 
Since 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies in the UK.

The data protection act has a European-wide upgrade and is now the GDPR. The ICO (.gov site) has a good section covering the major points businesses have to worry about. See it here.

If you handle a customer's personal data you may need to be registered depending on how you process that data.

With thanks to Computer Repair Oxford.
 

International Retail and Business Opportunities....

For the most current opportunities please see here.



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