Nigel Tipple
Chief Executive, Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP)

Nigel joined OxLEP in June 2013 and has made his mark with energetic and inspirational leadership.

He spearheaded the bid for the Oxford and Oxfordshire City Deal, the EU Structural and Investment Fund and Strategic Economic Plan submissions and is assisting the county’s businesses into a period of exceptional growth.

Together with our partners, OxLEP has secured over £600 million-worth of central government and European funds for the county’s economy and – during this time – Oxfordshire has emerged as one of just three net county areas that contribute to the exchequer with a GVA of £23bn a year.

Nigel is also a key player in OxLEP’s lead role in the creation and implementation of the Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy, as well as the continued evolvement of the emerging Oxford-Cambridge Arc.

Nigel has over 20 years’ experience in the formation, development, operation and management of organisations – this is across both the public sector, as well as the private sector.



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Now in its 21st year, Venturefest Oxford continues to bring together entrepreneurs, innovators and SMEs with investors, support services and a host of like-minded people who want to be part of the county’s business success.

All tickets include: complimentary bus travel to and from the event, access to all Venturefest Oxford sessions, exhibition, showcase, complimentary tea & coffee, lunch and closing drinks reception. Early bird tickets on sale from 23rd April!

Student entry is free of charge – valid ID will be required.


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Wednesday 11th September 2019
Oxford Brookes University,
Headington Campus