Business events and news

Oxford Business Forum

Our business forum events are held jointly on behalf of Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council and the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Our aim is to maintain and build strong links with local businesses and help to foster a positive enterprise culture in Oxford and its sub-region.

Three key events are held each year, which provide topical, high profile speakers and an opportunity to discuss current issues relevant to the local economy.

If you would like to come along please contact Tom Morris Tel: 01865 252143 or email

Business in Oxford 2016

This event provides the opportunity for Oxfordshire to showcase the diversity of companies and firms that do business in the city and county. It provides the chance to learn more about the activities and services provided by these companies and to meet those involved in the businesses.

The event includes a number of individual presentations we are referred to as ‘POD’s on a range of themes from which attendees can select their preferred choice. It will take place on Thursday 21st April 2016 at the Said Business School.

Venturefest 2016

Venturefest is Oxford’s established annual networking event. It provides a detailed programme comprising speakers, panellists and workshops that offer practical advice on all stages of growing a business.

This event will be held at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford on Wednesday 29th June 2016.