V4B Awards 2018 Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Royds Withy King

RWK logoRoyds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 470 staff across offices in Bath, London, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges.

Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 37 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2017, both leading guides to the law.

The firm is proud to be ranked for the last four years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Mid-Size Company to Work for, achieving 30th place in 2017. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so. For further information about Royds Withy King, visit roydswithyking.com, follow us on Twitter @RoydsWithyKing or read our latest news and views on LinkedIn.

Small & Medium Sized Business of the Year sponsor: Inca Caring Accountants

Inca – Caring Accounting is an award winning chartered certified accounting practice specialising in helping micro to small business achieve success. Using our unique client offering we have helped micro businesses, especially start-ups to beat the national average for business survival rates by over 185%. Our team of 15, based right here in the heart of the Vale of White Horse is dedicated to helping our clients fulfil their goals, thus helping them, their families and communities to succeed. A finalist in the UK Practice Excellence Awards for 2017 for Best Small Accounting Practice in the UK and recently winner of the prestigious Investors in People’s Global Best Newcomer award, Inca implements the same techniques and processes internally as it does in helping its clients.

To keep up to date with the latest news from Inca, you can follow them on Twitter, Facebook or join the Inca LinkedIn group.

As sponsors of the Small Business of the Year Award, Inca Caring Accounting are offering all entrants for the award a complimentary ticket to one of their 10 workshops taking place in 2018. Send your application to info@vale4business.com for more information.


Award for Innovation sponsor: MSC R&D

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MSC R&D provides a range of strategic R&D funding and business growth services to technology businesses. These include R&D Tax Relief, UK & EU R&D Grant Funding and Commercialisation.

Our client base; built on the strength of word-of-mouth referrals and the ability to nurture long-term relationships, now boasts some of the UK’s most innovative companies, all in high-technology sectors, from software development and advanced manufacturing to biotech and oil and gas. Many of these R&D companies have worked with MSC R&D on several projects over a number of years.

Our results speak for themselves:

  • Over £180,000,000 funding raised, facilitated by leading edge innovative R&D projects
  • Millions of pounds of R&D Tax Relief claimed though hundreds of client projects

MSC R&D’s approach, implemented by experienced proven teams and our ‘fast track blitz’ process and methodologies, minimises our clients’ time commitments, and maximises their chances of success.

The company was established in 1990 and has offices in Sheffield, London, Brussels and South Oxon.

Social Responsibilty Award Sponsor: Bluestream Recruitment

Bluestream Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy who specialise in the Aerospace & Engineering, IT/Technical, Office support, and Sales & Marketing sectors.

We are truly passionate about supporting Employers and Jobseekers through the recruitment process, ensuring a friendly, yet professional experience, which is always honest and transparent.

Bluestream Recruitment has been successful over the years by ‘Word of Mouth’ and through Client recommendation.

At Bluestream Recruitment we want our job seekers to be excited about and succeed in their new jobs!

At Bluestream we are very passionate about supporting our local community.

For further info please visit www.bluestreamrecruitment.co.uk

Business Space of the Year Sponsor: Harwell

Harwell is a leading science, innovation, technology and business campus, located just south of Oxford. It is host to an array of over £1 billion of world leading research infrastructure.

There is extensive development potential for organisations looking to become part of this globally significant community.

Twenty minutes from Oxford, with London and Heathrow less than an hour away, The Harwell campus is ideally positioned for local, national and international science and enterprise, and is an integral part of Oxfordshire’s high value economic infrastructure.

Business Leader of the Year Sponsor: Action Coach

Ceremony Media Partner: Business and Innovation Magazine

Business & Innovation Magazine is printed bi-monthly and targeted at senior decision makers across the regions business and professional communities.

The magazine covers REGIONAL BUSINESS NEWS, TOPICS AND SECTORS, and NATIONAL BUSINESS NEWS through a regional perspective. An editorially driven publication that carries unique, quality content covering a broad range of industries and insightful sector-driven features, plus news, business innovations and interviews with the bosses of leading companies across the region.  Profiling and celebrating successful and growing companies, the magazine’s editorial content showcases the regions B2B landscape, and highlights the region’s major business activities and events.

Regional coverage is across:   Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, and North Wiltshire

Sectors Covered Include:  Science & Technology, Innovation, Cyber, Manufacturing, Engineering, Legal, Finance, Construction, Commercial Property, Energy, Agriculture, HR, Recruitment, Education, Training, Apprenticeships, Creative & Media, plus news on Start-up companies, SME’s and Family- run businesses

Design Sponsor: Whistle

We create attention. Through creative copy and award-winning design

Our in-house team of designers and former journalists work hand-in-hand to fully understand the requirements of each brief to work up a neatly-packaged solution. We then use our skills as copywriters, designers, animators, social media managers, press officers, photographers, film makers, brand developers, web builders, event organisers and publishers to grab people’s attention when it matters.


Hospitality Sponsor: The Crown & Thistle, Abingdon

Crown and Thistle logoThe Crown & Thistle will host the finalists announcement of the inaugural V4B Awards. The venue has been part of the Vale’s history for over 400 years. It has provided welcoming and appreciated hospitality for Douglas Fairbanks Jnr, Margaret Thatcher, John Ruskin and tens of thousands of less well-known patrons, who have all received the same level of courteous, caring service over the centuries.

The menus might have changed and they are certainly more adventurous with Mediterranean-inspired menus and fresh hand-crafted pizzas, but the hopes and aspirations remain the same. To provide their guests with delicious food, drinks and comfortable rooms prepared with skill and served with care.

Photography sponsor: The Plastic Goldfish Company 

The Plastic Goldfish Company is a commercial photography brand based in Cumnor, specialising in corporate, event and headshot photography. Clients include the World Health Organisation, Signs Express, Oxford United Football Club and Marshall Motor Group, along with businesses throughout Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse.

Founder Chaz Snell brings a refreshing approach to photography, combining great brand awareness with the creativity to bring life to a business brief. The result is stunning imagery, whether for print, website content or social media, that will show your business at its best.

To find out more, visit plasticgoldfish.co.uk