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.


Help for retailers with new rate relief.

An estimated 353 businesses in West Oxfordshire could see their rates bill slashed by a third to help them through the challenges from changing retail habits. Retailers with rateable values of £51,000 or less could be eligible and will be notified by mid April.
Details here.

Oxfordshire Business Awards.
Entry is free and you can enter up to two business award categories and one individual award category. The deadline for entries is Monday 18 March.
Details here.
Funding and Grants.
The deadline for applying for what is likely to be the last round of OxLEP Elevate Grants is Friday 22 February. The grant application process is competitive and is open to both startup and growing businesses.
Details here.

Innovation Support for Business Phase Two (ISfB2) is now live!

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), ISfB2 assists the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas within small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire.
More 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 click here.

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