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OxLEP Q&A: Business models with strong digital components more likely to be resilient post-lockdown

Karen David | Event Review | Q&A | Government | Work spaces | Management | Covid-19 | May 1st 2020

Firms with a strong digital component in their business models are more likely to be resilient after the lockdown, according to one of Oxfordshire’s business experts. In an online Q&A […]


Game on: Workshop explores what it takes to save the world

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Jan 25th 2020

What does it take to save the world? This key question is explored at an Oxford-based workshop, where a card game with a powerful message takes centre stage. The event […]


Oxfordshire Greentech: Inside the business network fuelling Oxfordshire’s low carbon economy

Karen David | Sustainability | Network profile | OxfordshireGreentech | Dec 6th 2019

At its energy strategy launch in 2019, Oxfordshire’s enterprise partnership OxLEP estimated that by 2030 the county’s low energy sector could be bringing £1.35bn annually into the regional economy and is capable of growing 11 per cent a year - four times faster than the national economy.


Network profile: ScreenTalk Oxfordshire

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Nov 15th 2019

Gareth Ellis-Unwin, the producer of BAFTA-winning film The King’s Speech, and On Chesil Beach and Colette producer Elizabeth Karlsen are just two of the high-profile guests to be found at […]


Network profile: The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union

Gill Oliver | Network profile | Sep 22nd 2019

The Oxford Digital Workers’ Union is a meetup in the city centre, which brings together Oxford’s digital marketing community. With 400 members and growing, it was started by Aisha Kellaway […]


Venturefest 2019: Global relationships are focus

Karen David | Investment | Sep 4th 2019

“Venturefest brings together innovators, investors, entrepreneurs and business support to make connections that lead to new investments, new businesses and new ideas that as a result contributes to the growth of the regional economy,” says Executive Chair Mike Foster

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11 Aug 2020

Running remote stakeholder workshops Fruto Studio has been running remote stakeholder workshops for the past three years. They will show you how to get buy-in from key stakeholders, preparations to make sure it goes smoothly, and tips on how to facilitate sessions. Includes workshop templates on Miro and how to communicate outcomes. Book here. 

17 Aug 2020

TheHill workshop: Procurement – a CCG Perspective Health and care companies new to the health sector will benefit from this session on Oxford CCG (clinical commissioning group) covering plans, procurement legislation and guidance for suppliers. Participants join the 18 delegates in TheHill’s Market Access Accelerator programme. 1 to 2pm. Book here

21 Aug 2020

Pitch @ the (Virtual) Pub A fun and engaging way to find out about new and up-and-coming startups, spinouts and social enterprises. Pitchers each to talk about their startups and what they are working on. Organised by Enterprising Oxford and Oxford Startups. 12.30, online. Book here

02 Sep 2020
Webinar: How can we achieve Net Zero? Malcolm McCullough and Eric Brown will talk about Net Zero and how we can achieve it, from a power perspective. Discussion chair is Helen Gavin of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. Hosted by The Programme on Integrating Renewable Energy, University of Oxford. 11am. Book here
08 Sep 2020

Ebike Summit 2020 Business leaders and key players working in the ebike sector come together to explore how we advance full ebike mobility. This one day forum is based on the dual themes of business engagement and thought leadership. There will also be ebikes to view and ride. 8.30am to 7pm, Wolfson College, Oxford OX2 6UD. Book here.

09 Sep 2020

OxPropFest 2020 The Oxfordshire Property Festival brings the best of the regional property sector for a day of celebration. Based at Keble College there are walks around Oxford and Bicester and the chance to hear about the development of key projects from the people behind them. An evening event includes awards ceremony and music over a black tie dinner. 10am to 11pm, Keble College. Details

16 Sep 2020

Energy efficiency in a post-lockdown world: Earthshot not Moonshot Nick Eyre, Paul Massara, and Andrew Wright will talk about the UK energy efficiency programmes of the past, and what we can learn from these to implement a best practice energy efficiency scheme for residential and small commercial premises in the post-lockdown world. Nick Eyre is Oxford University Professor of Energy and Climate Policy, Paul Massara is a member of the Government’s Committee on Fuel Poverty, and Board adviser to Habitat Energy, and Andrew Wright is former Senior Partner, Energy Systems at Ofgem. Discussion chair Helen Gavin of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. 11am online. Book here

30 Sep 2020

Seizing the opportunity to raise hydrocarbon taxation By this September the EU is likely to set out the new phase of its emissions trading scheme, which will bring transportation into a carbon taxation. William Todts, executive director of Transport & Environment, will discuss how best to set appropriate incentives for the transportation sector, and the IMF’s Daniel Hardy will discuss the desirability and feasibility of raising carbon taxes following the collapse in oil and other energy prices caused by the COVID-19 crisis and other factors. Discussion chair Helen Gavin of Oxford University’s Environmental Change Institute. 11am. Book here

Left to right: Daniel Hardy, William Todts, and Helen Gavin

20 Nov 2020

Cherwell Business Awards 2020 Dinner and awards ceremony celebrating talent over nine categories, including Innovation. Heythrop Park, Enstone, Oxfordshire. Note this event has been postponed from May 15 2020. Details.

15 Dec 2020

The EV Summit This two-day event brings together key players in electric vehicles, energy, information technology and charging infrastructure, to shape the debate and the contours of the new eMobility industry. Six hundred of the most connected people in the EV space will be invited to attend. Partners include EDFE, BCLP Law, Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks. Speakers so far include Fiona Howarth, CEO of Octopus EV and Guenter Butschek, CEO of Tata Motors. December 15 and 16, Saïd Business School, Oxford OX 1 1HP.  Click here for details

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