Supporting Business in Cherwell

Here in North Oxfordshire we have various public sector bodies offering support to businesses who work closely together to provide the best service they can. This makes the most of our varied strengths and enhances what is available to you to help you succeed.

For mainstream business, you’ll find a lot of support from Business Link, and our local enterprise agency, Oxfordshire Business Enterprises, as well as informal support through the many flourishing business networking groups. If you are starting a business in a high-growth or high-technology sector, we have a range of specialist help for you. The Oxfordshire Enterprise Hub provides specialist support covering areas such as R&D funding, Intellectual Property (IP) protection, and ready-for-funding preparations.

As well as being a great place to grow existing companies, Cherwell is a great place to start one.

Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS)

The Government’s flagship programme for manufacturing. Their primary focus is to improve business competitiveness by advising on efficiency in the manufacturing process.
0845 6589600

Cherwell's flourishing business networks provide informal support and opportunities to meet local suppliers and clients.

Please also click here for  more information on Business Support Networks.

We also link into the corporate support available from the South East England Development Agency, especially for those of you with international connections (or who are keen to create some).

A matrix of the business support for all of Oxfordshire is available at

Further Information

Cherwell District Council

Economic Development

Oxfordshire Business Enterprises

The Fredericks Foundation

Business Link

Oxfordshire Enterprise Hub

South East England Development Agency (SEEDA)

UK Trade and Investment

Oxfordshire Early Investments

Oxfordshire Investment Opportunity Network

Banbury Corporate Finance Intiative (BCFI)

BCFI are a network of local accountants, solicitors, bankers and brokers who form the region's first corporate finance advice and support group for entrepreneurs, business owners, investors and company directors.

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