Federation of Small Businesses Event – “Support for Business in Oxfordshire”

Local meetings for FSB Oxfordshire members will resume this Autumn. The theme for this inaugural event is “SUPPORT FOR BUSINESS IN OXFORDSHIRE”.

When: Tuesday 3 October 2017, 18:00 – 21:00

Where: Bicester Hotel Golf and Spa, Chesterton, Bicester OX26 1TE

Cost: FREE, register on Eventbrite

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A varied forward programme is planned designed to be informative and helpful in managing and growing businesses.

FSB is working closely with OxLEP and local district councils to deliver enhanced support for small businesses. We are delighted to welcome Nigel Tipple and Heather Martin as well all the senior district development officers.

Nigel Tipple, ‘OxLEP‘ CEO, will provide a short history and introduce the role and priorities of the LEP’s and explain how OxLEP can help shape the future economy, prosperity and growth of the county.

Heather Martin, ‘OxLEP Businesses‘ Business Support Manager, will introduce the Growth Hub and explain how businesses can easily access the FREE support available from Elevate – a £2m ERDF funded project designed to help you start, run and grow your business in Oxfordshire. This support includes access to grants, face to face advice and 96 workshops on a variety of business related topics.

Senior district development officers all of whom are actively engaged in the support and development of small businesses will be presenting and contributing to the evening.

Equally, these organisations want to hear from you and to understand the issues that you face and how they may be able to help more.

Yves Cozon Oxfordshire Membership Advisor will describe FSB member services and initiatives recently introduced to provide practical support as well as FSB policies and campaigns framed to give members a bigger voice.

You will have the opportunity to ask questions and to meet the speakers during the networking sessions.

Do come and support this evening event which is FREE to attend.

Derek M Phillips

Chairman Oxfordshire branch