Since its inception in March 2011, OxLEP has played a key role in driving forward and championing a dynamic, growing and world-class economy.
OxLEP has helped secure in excess of £1bn-worth of direct investment for the Oxfordshire economy, as part of overseeing a £3.1bn growth programme for the county and supporting a growth in job density of 65,000 between 2011-19.
“Innovation is at the heart of our strategy to drive economic growth in Oxfordshire and Venturefest provides the perfect platform to nurture new and growing businesses and innovators, connecting them with investors and support services.”
“Small businesses are the foundation of our local and national economy and OxLEP is committed to providing and signposting to support and advice, training, workshops and access to grants to help start-ups to flourish and established small companies to grow.”
“Many of our SMEs here in Oxfordshire truly punch above their weight, trading on a national or even international scale and are shining examples of the entrepreneurial flair, innovation and dedication that the county needs to continue to thrive.” Nigel Tipple – OxLEP Chief Executive