BIO2017 was a massive hit with over 950 Delegates, Sponsors, Presenters & Exhibitors!
HEAR FROM MULTI-AWARD-WINNING CONSTRUCTION COMPANY
Mark Beard, Chief Executive of Beard since 1999, has agreed to present at BIO2018. Mark’s key achievements include developing a culture which is focused on staff development, customer service and continuous business improvement.
Mark comments "I look forward to engaging with the delegates, speakers and sponsors and learning a little more about some of Oxfordshire’s great business’.”
SHINING THE LIGHT ON R&D TAX CREDITS
RIFT Research and Development have agreed to exhibit at BIO2018.
RIFT R&D Tax Credits help SME's claim money back, or gain tax relief from the Government on advances and innovations delivered by their business.
OXFORD'S LARGEST MOST FLEXIBLE SPACE IN THE CITY
BIO will be held at The King’s Centre once again for our 2018 event!
The King’s Centre is a multi-purpose building for conferencing and events, with a capacity of up to 1,000 people in our largest hall. Anything is possible here if you need the space!
Tottenham Hotspur agree Sponsorship for BIO2018!
Discover the football stadium we all know and love at BIO2018; not only will Tottenham Hotspur being exhibiting, their very own Tony Davison will also be presenting!
Tony Davison is a commercial professional with twenty years’ experience in delivering strong results in challenging circumstances. Currently heading up the Commercial sales operation at Tottenham Hotspur Football Club utilising a host of traditional, digital and social channels to deliver outstanding commercial results.
Find out more here: http://www.tottenhamhotspur.com/
Preserving the Local Wildlife & Environment with BBOWT
Berkshire, Buckinghamshire & Oxfordshire Wildlife Trust (BBOWT), the largest voluntary organisation concerned with all aspects of nature conservation in the region, will be exhibiting at BIO2018!
BBOWT works to create a Living Landscape across our towns, cities and countryside and inspire our communities to act for nature.
"BIO2018 enables us to connect with other organisations that are interested in preserving the local wildlife and environment." – Richard Woods, Corporate Development Officer, BBOWT
Find out more here: http://www.bbowt.org.uk
Develop your business relationships with The Oxford Business Network
The Oxford Business Network, established since 2009, will be exhibiting at BIO2018!
We have regular breakfast meetings, but also run tour events to places of interest or local businesses, where the members continue their interaction, building awareness of their expertise and developing relationships.
“BIO2018 is one of the events in the Oxfordshire calendar that should not be missed. A well planned event offering networking and education, whilst showcasing all the great things about Business in the county.” – Mike Foster, The Oxford Business Network
Find out more here: http://oxfordbusinessnetwork.co.uk/
G-SMATT Europe agree Video Screen Sponsorship for BIO2018
We are delighted that G-Smatt will be bringing their superb technology to BIO2018 – it really is fascinating and will be a real focal point of the event.
“We are looking forward to showing Oxfordshire’s business community what G-Smatt can do to transform the most uninspiring building facades into eye-catching centrepieces. It’s great to be part of Oxfordshire’s premier networking and showcase event.” – Dr. Orhan Ertughrul, EVP Europe, G-SMATT Europe
G-SMATT is a Korean company based in Seoul. Our revolutionary media glass product is developed and manufactured at our production facilities in Seoul and Tianjin, China. We are a global company with offices in Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, China, North America and Europe (UK). Since launching our product in 2013 the company has undergone rapid growth and now has an annual revenue worldwide of over $90M. G-SMATT Europe Media Limited launched in July 2017 and is headquartered in Oxford, UK.
Find out more here: https://www.g-smatteurope.com/
Meet the Founder of Venture Harbour
Marcus Taylor, the Founder of Venture Harbour, will be presenting at BIO2018!
Venture Harbour is a digital innovation studio in Oxford that has built nine online ventures, ranging from artificial intelligence tools to lead generation software.
"Oxford has no shortage of networking and learning opportunities, but few of them attract the caliber of people that attend BIO." - Marcus Taylor, Founder, Venture Harbour
Find out more here: www.ventureharbour.com
Dynamic law firm Moorcrofts to exhibit at BIO2018
Moorcroofts a boutique law firm, focusing solely on corporate and contract law, tech law, employment and commercial property, will be exhibiting at BIO2018.
Employing exceptional caliber of lawyers, Moorcrofts act for some of the biggest names around, and have an international clientele ranging from entrepreneurs to US stock-market listed companies.
“We are really looking forward to being involved in exhibiting and attending the BIO2018 to what promises to be an outstanding platform to meet and network with fellow business professionals.” – Teri Hunter, Chief Finance Officer/Partner, Moorcrofts
Find out more here: www.moorcrofts.com
Become "Well Informed" with John Hoy!
John Hoy, Partner & Head of Rural at Bidwells, the property consultants, will be presenting at BIO2018.
John is passionate about heritage and tourism and has been fully integrated into Oxfordshire life since 2003 – initially with Blenheim Palace and now in his roles with Bidwells, Experience Oxfordshire and the Visitor Economy Sub-Group of the Oxfordshire LEP.
“BIO2018 brings together a powerful audience from a diverse array of sectors and creates a platform for collaboration, discussion and business growth.” – John Hoy, Partner & Head of Rural, Bidwells
Find out more here: www.bidwells.co.uk
More Profits, Less Tax & More Cash for you
Discover a new way of Accounting with Chapman Robinson & Moore who will be exhibiting at BIO2018.
For over 30 years, Chapman Robinson & Moore have been the go to trusted advisers for their clients, supporting the start, development and exit of their own business.
Chapman Robinson & Moore offer the standard accountancy, tax and audit services you would expect. They pride themselves on supporting their clients to make more profits, maximise cashflow and take control.
"We are delighted to be part of the biggest showcase event for organisations in Oxfordshire.” – Tony Hobbs, Managing Director, Chapman Robinson & Moore
Find out more here: www.crmoxford.co.uk
See the photos from BIO2017
Thanks to our fabulous photographers who managed to capture the day!
Take a look at the photos from this year’s event
Make sure to tweet us at @bussinessinox if you feature in any of our photographs!
SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES SOON
BIO2018 SUPER EARLY BIRD RATE CLOSES ON 31ST DECEMBER
To take advantage of discounted rates for next year’s event, please click on the link below and choose one of the three ticket types: www.businessinoxford.com/tickets.html
To see the BIO2018 speakers, exhibitors and sponsors booked in so far, please visit www.businessinoxford.com
We look forward to receiving your ticket booking.
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Specialist Chartered Accountants for start-ups. Experts in business and personal tax planning.
Ridgefield Consulting, a family-run firm of Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors, will once again be exhibiting at Business in Oxford!
With strong community values, they are dedicated to supporting local businesses and tradespeople. Their dynamic team stands out with their ability to provide each individual a personal service to suit their needs.
"BIO2018 is a great opportunity to connect with Oxford’s finest businesses and to build collaborative networks." - Ridgefield Consulting
Find out more here: www.ridgefieldconsulting.co.uk
Hear from Female Founder Emily Fitchett
After spending 9 years within the drinks industry, across several sales and account management roles, Emily founded Fitch Brew Co in 2016. Emily has a complete obsession with cold brew coffee and is excited about the potential for the category in the UK and Fitch Brew Co's role in leading the growth. Hear from Emily at BIO2018!
Find out more here: www.fitchbrewco.com
The Business Doctors are Back!
Business Doctors will once again be exhibiting at Business in Oxford!
Business Doctors is a support network dedicated to helping small and medium sized businesses achieve their full potential. We're more than the usual business consultants. From successful entrepreneurs to corporate leaders, we come from all industry sectors. We're passionate about sharing what we know, and committed to helping you overcome challenges like staff motivation, business growth and staff training.
Find out more here: www.businessdoctors.co.uk
Lady Margaret Hall changing lives since 1879
Lady Margaret Hall was founded in 1878 admitting the first female students to the University of Oxford. Our fresh approach, distinctive buildings and spacious, natural landscape make LMH the perfect setting for memorable events that engage and inspire your guests.
Find out more about this fabulous venue at BIO2018 where Lady Margaret Hall will be exhibiting.
“BIO2018 is a great platform for local businesses and organisations to come together in a collaborative environment, to build awareness and develop relationships.”
Hospice care for children & young adults
Helen & Douglas House cares for local terminally ill children, young adults and their families. They provide medical, emotional and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together. Helen & Douglas House will be exhibiting at this year's Business in Oxford event.
“We are delighted to take part in BIO2018. We rely on the generosity of the Oxford Business community to help raise over £5m to keep the hospice open so this is a great opportunity to talk to businesses about how we can work with together.” - Lucy Walker, Community Fundraising Manager, Helen & Douglas House
Creating opportunities for the Thames Valley business community
The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group who works with businesses across Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and West Berkshire to help companies achieve their full business potential, will be exhibiting at BIO2018.
It is a proven ‘Centre for Excellence’ providing international trade services and global representation; committed to long-term relationships with members and providing them with relevant, value added services that help, support and protect regional, national and international business.
"With many different sectors present BIO2018 looks set to be a dynamic networking event. Excellent opportunity to gain useful insight and meet the right people." – Arthur Muir, Membership Sales Executive, Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group
Regional & business aviation airport to exhibit at BIO2018
London Oxford Airport, the Thames Valley region’s primary commercial airport, will be exhibiting at BIO2018.
The airport serves as an aerospace and aviation business hub supporting over twenty companies employing several hundred high skilled individuals in knowledge-based roles. At one end of the economically critical Oxford-Cambridge arc, they aspire to evolve as a key transportation asset for the future.
‘BIO2018 highlights the ever-growing importance of Oxfordshire businesses within the wider UK economic context and the potential for the region to grow faster and more dynamically than many others’ – James Dillon-Godfray
At BIO2018 they will highlight their unique assets and attributes to host further businesses on the airport whilst clarifying what the future capabilities of the airport could be and the opportunities to better serve the local region with new air services, from conventional airline routes to bespoke charters, air freight and new city shuttles using advanced technology, hybrid aircraft.
Hear from Donald Sloan the Chair of The Oxford Cultural Collective
Donald Sloan is Chair of the Oxford Cultural Collective, an international cultural institute and consultancy that promotes better understanding of food and drink. Donald will be presenting at BIO2018.
Donald Sloan launched the Oxford Cultural Collective in September 2017, prior to which he was Head of the Oxford School of Hospitality Management at Oxford Brookes University. In this session he will reflect on the liberating power of changing career and will outline his ambitions for the Oxford Cultural Collective.
Seminar Target audience: Those with an interest in the creative industries, education and entrepreneurship.
For more info visit: www.oxfordculturalcollective.com
Take the stress out of sorting utilities with Pro-Eco
Pro-Eco has been helping businesses across Oxfordshire save time and money on their purchasing since 1984. We’re hospitality specialists and our free service sources competitive rates for electricity, gas, LPG, water and sewerage, food, drink, janitorial, trade waste, telecoms and insurance. We also manage the services, so you don’t have to. Pro-Eco will be exhibiting at BIO2018
"BIO2018 is such an amazing way to develop new working relationships within Oxfordshire. It’s a fun, buzzing platform to boost your business and career." - Matthew Wennington, Business Development Director, Pro-Eco
For more info visit: www.pro-eco.co.uk
Business Buzz: A fresh vibe in business networking!
Business Buzz is a series of local networking events. They work with the business community in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Buckingshire & Oxfordshire to provide opportunities to meet, connect and share. Their business networking events are informal and relaxed.
Business Buzz will be exhibiting at BIO2018, to get your tickets visit: www.businessinoxford.com/tickets.html
"Business Buzz is delighted to be taking part in this year’s BIO2018 and look forward to meeting new connections that will complement and strengthen our network." - Katrina Sargent, Regional Leader, Business Buzz
Regional & business aviation airport to exhibit at BIO2018
BrookStreet des Roches is a commercial law firm based in Oxfordshire acting for a range of clients, from international ‘household name’ businesses to significant regional companies and organisations. They are proud to be top-ranked in both Chambers and the Legal 500. BSDR offer award winning expertise with a ‘can-do’ attitude and a commercial and professional approach.
BrookStreet des Roches is an official BIO2018 Gold Sponsor, with two representatives of BSDR presenting at BIO2018, to get your tickets visit: www.businessinoxford.com/tickets.html
"BIO2018 will provide an exciting learning and networking opportunity for Oxfordshire businesses." - Gayle Curry, Partner, BrookStreet des Roches
Specialists in IT solutions, services & consultancy
CIS are sponsoring BIO2018. CIS was established in 1989 specialising in IT solutions, services and consultancy. Their core focus of providing enterprise IT solutions to businesses locally, nationally and internationally has continued whilst their offering has grown to include their own Private Cloud. CIS offer a wide range of services, and take a flexible approach to their client relationships.
Richard Marsh, CEO of CIS, will be presenting at this year's Business in Oxford Conference. Through Richard's leadership, CIS has gone from strength to strength. Almost every aspect of the business has grown, including the size of the organisation, and his tenure at the helm has seen the annual turnover has more than triple.
"BIO2018 is a fantastic event. It’s great to see the variety of organisations in Oxford and provides the perfect opportunity to network with local businesses." - Richard Marsh, CEO, CIS
For more info visit: www.cisltd.com
It’s all about the people with You HR
You HR Consultancy are a little Human Resources (HR) and Organisational Development (OD) Consultancy who provide a BIG offering to help Small to Medium Size Enterprises (SME’s) and Not for Profit (NfP) get the very best out of their people and their business.
CEO & Founder of You HR Consultancy, Jonna Mundy, will be presenting at BIO2018. Jonna will talk about her journey from setting up as a sole trader to establishing a limited company and growing the business to achieve a vision based on a purpose…“it’s all about the people”.
“BIO2018 the ‘must attend’ 2018 business event! The team create a motivating, inspiring and relevant day to what their delegates want and need to learn and grow." - Jonna Mundy, CEO & Founder, You HR Consultancy
For more info visit: www.youhrconsultancy.co.uk
Learning strategies for bridging cultural gaps with Patti McCarthy
Director of Cultural Chemistry, Patti McCarthy, will be presenting at BIO2018. Patti McCarthy is a business coach who helps expatriates and managers to have more positive cross-cultural encounters. She is an author, speaker & regular media guest.
Patti will be discussing How is a foreigner like a mobile phone? - Simple strategies for bridging cultural gaps. Are you sure that what you say is always what is heard? Communicating cross-culturally frequently leads to ‘wrong numbers’ and ‘missed calls’. Grow your employee engagement, improve your communication and strengthen your connectivity by learning some quick strategies for bridging cultural gaps.
"BIO2018 is all about making meaningful connections. I’m looking forward to making many new ones and am excited to be able to contribute!" - Patti McCarthy, Director, Cultural Chemistry
For more info visit: www.culturalchemistry.com.au
Helping businesses deliver sustainable change through their people
At Think, Inspire & Create, they are a people centric consultancy – that’s what makes them different. They believe that change is successfully achieved when it is driven by what is often a business’ largest asset – its people. Think, Inspire & Create help businesses deliver sustainable change through their people.
Founder of Think, Inspire & Create, Hayley Monks, will be presenting at BIO2018. Hayley is an inspirational leader, highly-motivated, with a ‘can do’ attitude. Having worked in senior executive roles in corporate management, she is an experienced operational and transformational expert. She understands what good looks like and uses her experience and capabilities to lead a team of hand-picked and highly skilled consultants, to work with businesses across the UK, helping them to optimise their organisation.
“BIO2018 is a fantastic opportunity for diverse business to connect and create those valuable and serendipitous relationships that one might struggle to do otherwise." - Hayley Monks, Managing Director, Think, Inspire & Create
For more info visit: www.thinkinspireandcreate.co.uk
A choice of world-class conference venues in Oxford suitable for any event
See the Saïd Business School's exhibition at BIO2018 and experience their world class conference facilities and hear more about their brand new and innovative technology The Oxford HIVE - the UK’s first virtual classroom/conference facility.
With 2 unique venues to choose from including a residential venue, 317 seat lecture theatre and a 400 seat amphitheatre with views of Oxford; Saïd Business School caters for all requirements.
"An excellent platform to promote our services to local business and create invaluable contacts in the process - exhibiting at BIO2018 is a must for us!" - Saïd Business School
For more info visit: www.sbs.oxford.edu/conference
International multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy RED
RED is an international multi-disciplinary engineering design consultancy working in the technology sector and built environment with a particular emphasis on Low Carbon energy and renewable energy schemes.
RED will be exhibiting at BIO2018. RED will set out to share their experiences with the innovative technologies and designs they are currently involved with and identify where the potential lies in the Low Carbon sector including different types of renewable energy, energy storage, demand reduction and how all of this fits with the developing concept of Smart Cities.
"BIO2018 provides a platform for us to connect our global experience with the fast-developing technologies and service industries of the local area." - RED Managed Services Ltd
For more info visit: http://www.red-eng.com
A law firm that’s not quite like all the rest
Hedges Law are sponsoring BIO2018, with two of their colleagues presenting at the conference. Hedges have been at the heart of the Oxfordshire community since 1789. Whether helping you and your family plan for the future or advising you on growing your business, Hedges are there every step of the way.
Join us at BIO2018 to hear from Vicky Hernandez "Vicky is the energetic head of Hedges’ property team, specialising in commercial property. She keeps her team on their toes with her tireless enthusiasm for her clients’ ever more challenging deals!" and Carl Selby "Carl is the Head of Business Services at Hedges Law. He is a corporate lawyer who advises clients on a wide range of issues, in particular buying and selling businesses."
For more info visit: http://www.hedgeslaw.co.uk/
Hear from the CEO of national print services agency Webmart
Simon Biltcliffe is an award winning CEO, international public speaker and business expert; widely acclaimed for his talks on his Marxist-capitalist business model, as well as talks on employee motivation and running a thriving organisation in the 21st century.
An IoD Director of the Year, he is the founder and CEO of national print services agency, Webmart and the world’s first digitally driven print platform, Printelligence. From starting Webmart with just £10,000 of his own savings, Simon has turned the business into a £30 million turnover organisation with just 44 employees whilst implementing his unconventional business model and maximising everyone’s I.E.F (Intellectual, Emotional and Financial) return. Join us at BIO2018 to hear from Simon!
For more info visit: https://www.webmartuk.com/
Further Education College to exhibit at BIO2018
Abingdon and Witney College is a Further Education College providing vocational qualifications, Apprenticeships (including Degree Apprenticeships), Higher Education and professional part time courses. They will be showcasing at BIO2018:
Accounting, ILM and CIPD courses, Business and Management Practice Foundation Degree, BA Business Management and Communications Top Up, Events Management Foundation Degree, Business Administration Apprenticeships. Management Apprenticeships, Team-Leading Apprenticeships, Customer Service Apprenticeships, Accounting Apprenticeships and Chartered Manager Degree Apprenticeship.
“BIO2018 is the ideal platform for top businesses and entrepreneurs to share best practice and stimulate growth and development in Oxford’s vibrant economy. We hope to provide delegates with the qualifications to support their businesses development.” - Abingdon & Witney College
For more info visit: www.abingdon-witney.ac.uk
Business Savings Accounts with Close Brothers
Established in 1878, Close Brothers focus on the core values of service, expertise and relationships, which drive strong employee engagement and customer loyalty that is the heart of their Modern Merchant Banking approach. They provide specialist finance and deposit services to UK SMEs and individuals, serving over two million customers. See Close Brothers at BIO2018!
"BIO2018 provides Close Brothers a platform to reach out to the Oxford Business community and show how we can help them prosper." - Adam Marshall, Business Development Manager, Close Brothers
For more info visit: www.closetreasury.co.uk
Come & Race with Chapman Robinson & Moore at BIO2018
Chapman Robinson & Moore offer the standard accountancy, tax and audit services you would expect. They pride themselves on supporting their clients to make more profits, maximise cashflow and take control.
They will be exhibiting at this year's event with a full size F1™ Simulator! A reward will also be provided to the fastest lap time! Get your early bird tickets only available until 31st March here: http://businessinoxford.com/tickets.html
Live Well – Work Well Area by Aston and James
Aston and James is a family run company that was established in 1990 and which works diligently to provide quality office supplies to companies throughout the UK.
Health and wellness have become an integral part of the office dynamic and it really doesn’t take a huge shift in your ideas or practices, just a few small changes can make a world of difference to you and your colleague’s wellbeing.
Browse a wide range of their products at the BIO2018 "Live Well - Work Well Area" in order to improve your workplace wellness.
For more info visit: http://www.aston-james.co.uk
Official BIO2018 Video Partner: Five On A Bike
Using their highly creative video production team, Five On A Bike produce a wide range of video content to complement your marketing & internal communications. Their range of skills and services can provide you with everything that is needed to emphasise your brand – from filming of events to bespoke video advertising campaigns.
York Woodford-Smith, Video Content Expert at Five On A Bike is a leading expert on video content production and delivery for business, with over 10,000 hours of video created and millions of views. York will be presenting "The £1,894,736.84 Video" at BIO2018.
In his presentation York will be providing a guide on how to use video content to attract high quality employees and how to retain them, built around a real-life example with a FTSE 250 company. This practical guide will show you what to create, how to create it, and how to get it in front of the right people. Then he'll show you how to use video content to create more engaged and productive employees.
“We can see a great opportunity at BIO2018 being able to speak to important & connected people in Oxford.” – York Woodford-Smith, Video Content Expert, Five On A Bike
Speed Networking with Carter Jonas
Carter Jonas is a multi-disciplinary property partnership, intent on helping clients realise their goals and aspirations by providing ‘Simply Better Advice’.
Carter Jonas will be sponsoring Speed Networking at Business in Oxford for the second time. Following the great success of Speed Networking at BIO2017, we are delighted to be providing this experience once again this year. Speed Networking is a great way for you to meet new faces and cement existing relationships in a guided format. The timetable and registration will be available on our website soon!
JACKfm are proud to support BIO2018 on air!
BIO2018 Official Radio Sponsor JACKfm is the commercial radio station for Oxfordshire. We always like to have a giggle and most importantly play what we want. Come along for the ride and have a listen to JACK, just leave your requests at the door.
“As official radio sponsor we are thrilled to be supporting BIO2018 - a key fixture in the Oxfordshire business calendar.” - Hamish Law, Sales Director, JACKfm
BIO2018 EARLY BIRD TICKET SALES END 31ST MARCH!
Don't miss out on our Early Bird Tickets saving up to 20% on standard ticket prices!
They are only available until Saturday 31st March - so get yours now at www.businessinoxford.com/tickets.html
Lip Sync for Sobell
Let your hair down and raise some funds for our Official Charity, Sobell House with 'Lip Sync for Sobell' at this year's Business in Oxford event. The premise is simple – participants mime the vocals of popular music while performing onstage in front of an appreciative audience. The fun comes from seeing just how wild people are willing to be to impress the crowd or win over their opponent!
Tim Wraith, Corporate Partnerships Manager of Sobell House comments "We are delighted to be supported by B4 throughout 2018. To enable us to provide the incredible care at Sobell House so many people and organisations fundraise in lots of different ways. The Lip Sync Battle is a new unique way to support Sobell House, please get involved!!"
So if you’re something of an extrovert – then sign up for one of the 12 places on offer here! But hurry….this will be popular!
Storage with a personal touch!
Magenta Self Storage provides secure, all-inclusive storage solutions for businesses throughout Oxfordshire. With facilities in both Banbury and Oxford and a wide range of different storage room sizes we are uniquely positioned to assist Oxfordshire businesses and their storage needs.
At BIO2018 we will be displaying the range of services offered by our storage facilities in Oxford alongside a fun storage based competition!
"BIO is a great opportunity for businesses from across Oxfordshire to meet one another and build new relationships." - Magenta Storage
Find out more here: www.magentastorage.co.uk
The bank that's all about you
Metro Bank is Britain’s first new high street bank in over 100 years. Offering banking focused on the customer and unparalleled levels of service and convenience, delivering the best of every channel.
BIO2018 attendees can expect to find out all about Metro Bank ahead of our arrival in Oxford during the summer of 2018. Colleagues from various parts of the business will also be in attendance and available to talk to!
Find out more here: www.metrobankonline.co.uk
Digital Marketing Services from Lingo
Increasing your sales is a top priority. Most buyers start their buying journey online so you need to be there from the start with the right message in the right place. Lingo has the digital marketing tools and services to get you noticed by the buyers. Come and see our exhibition at BIO2018!
Find out more here: lingo-group.com/digital-marketing
Consultancy, training and coaching dedicated to people development
Are you avoiding having those difficult conversations at work?
Are you losing sleep worrying about work?
Do you want to increase your performance and effectiveness?
As an Occupational Psychologist with over 25 year’s experience, Melanie Greene provides practical and sustainable coaching and training to help you to tackle these challenges.
At BIO2018 Inspire Transformation will be providing practical hints, tips and inspiration related to the topics of conflict and stress in the workplace, a quiz to test your understanding of the cost of conflict and stress at work and an opportunity to win a free 2 hour coaching session!
Melanie Greene of Inspire Transformation comments: "BIO2018 is a fantastic mix of practical talks by subject experts, networking and learning more about Oxfordshire businesses."
For more info visit: www.inspiretransformation.co.uk
Your business pension broker
Most SME business owners do not realise that at any age they can cash in their old employer pensions and use the money to fund their company. This is achieved through the use of a business pension. The Landlord’s Pension is a business pension broker.
Gareth Bertram, Director of The Landlord's Pension comments: “BIO2018 is a platform to share your business innovation with like minded people."
Discover how you can use old pension funds from former employment to reduce debt in your business or to invest in new staff, stock or property at BIO2018. Our consultants need just 60 seconds to introduce you to the most tax efficient use of your pension – as an investment in your own business!
For more info visit: https://www.thelandlordspension.co.uk
Tim Boswell Editor for BBC Radio Oxford to present at BIO2018
Tim Boswell was recently announced at the new permanent Editor for BBC Radio Oxford.
Tim had been managing the station on a temporary basis, but his move from his previous role at BBC Coventry & Warwickshire was confirmed this March.
Tim is celebrating 25 years in the radio industry – a career that has seen him working at BBC and commercial stations in programmes, management and news.
Tim said: “BBC Radio Oxford is a fantastic station – a hotbed of talent and personality from David Prever at Breakfast to Lilley Mitchell in the afternoon. We have lots of exciting plans for the next few months: ‘Radio Oxford Rocks Up’ will see our programmes broadcasting from four different communities across the county, and we are also looking at ways to work more closely with Oxfordshire’s thriving community groups.”
Find out more about Tim and his work with BBC Radio Oxford at this year's event!
B4 NXT to launch at BIO2018
B4 NXT is a new initiative brought to you by B4.
B4 has established itself as Oxfordshire’s leading business to business network and has evolved a community of over 500 members representing a wide range of business sectors of all sizes.
B4 NXT aims to engage the next generation through networking and skill building workshop events. Many businesses will experience challenges when recruiting and retaining staff so we feel this is a fundamental area we need to cover to help deal with these problems. B4 NXT will do the same as B4, Building Bridges Between Businesses, but also providing a unique angle between B4 and B4 NXT members.
As one of 12 Thought Leaders at BIO2018, B4 NXT will be hosting a 45 minute session as they launch at Oxfordshire’s leading business to business networking event, the perfect platform for B4 NXT to launch.
Event & Catering equipment hire in Oxfordshire
Oxford Event Hire supply event & catering equipment hire in and around the Oxfordshire area. Stocking an extensive range of products; from table and chairs, glassware and cutlery they have all you need to make your event a great success. Offering immediate response, first class service, accurate delivery timings, quality equipment – and all at an extremely competitive price!
Leila Lynch of Oxford Event Hire comments: "BIO2018 is a one of a kind event allowing like minded people/businesses to get together, share ideas and knowledge in a warm and friendly atmosphere."
Oxford Event Hire will be displaying event and catering equipment in product form, literature and images. Please visit to find out more and see how they can help make your event a great success!
TRAVEL TO BIO2018 WITH OXFORD BUS COMPANY
Oxford Bus Company operates a comprehensive network of services in the city, as well as express coach services to London and the airports. They also operate the BROOKESbus service in partnership with Oxford Brookes University, and the popular park&ride service which connects five car parks to the city centre.
Due to limited parking at The King's Centre Oxford Bus Company will be providing a free bus shuttle service to and from Oxford Railway Station and Seacourt Park & Ride on the day of the event!
Thank you to Oxford Bus Company for their support.
The Entrepreneur’s Godmother comes to BIO2018
Alison Edgar, The Entrepreneur’s Godmother, Amazon Best-Selling Author and the UK’s #1 Sales and Marketing Adviser teaches start-ups, micros, SME’s and sales teams how to improve their sales and grow their businesses. After 25 successful years in BlueChip sales, Alison developed a simple but savvy model called The Four Pillars of Sales. So far it’s helped hundreds of start-ups and SMEs flip their figures, increase their sales and grow their margins.
Alison will be discussing her famous methodology, ‘The Four Key Pillars of Sales’ at BIO2018. Walk away from this session understanding both yourself and your customers better, have a clear strategy and process and own your new found boosted confidence!
HANDCRAFTED WINES FROM BOTHY VINEYARD
Our philosophy is to produce the highest quality wines from grapes cultivated in as environmentally friendly way as possible. The local micro-climate, warm sandy soils, long ripening season and mature vines produce wines of consistent depth and quality which have won many awards.
We will be providing a taste of our crisp and fruity white wine, The Doctor’s Bacchus. This wine is well balance with flavours of elderflower, blackcurrent leaves, grass, gooseberry and a white pepper finish. An excellent food wine.
Sian & Richard Liwicki of Bothy Vineyard comment: "This is our first time at BIO2018 but we are very excited to be part of a vibrant business network. We look forward to starting a dialogue with other businesses producing sustainable, quality products.”
Document Solutions to Boost your Business
Visit CRS Document Solutions at stand 74 - an Oxfordshire based provider of printer/photocopiers and document workflow solutions.
“We are looking forward to our first Oxford BIO event and will be demonstrating integrated office solutions, collaborating on documents using Multifunction printers, interactive boards, mobile devices and dedicated scanner. Come and talk to us and have a chance to win a portable wireless scanner!” - John Collins, Sales Manager, CRS Document Solutions
Business Advice by David Croydon of Hilltop Consultancy
David Croydon of Hilltop Consultancy will be discussing "The three core options for growth" at BIO2018:
2. New business opportunities
"Having taken a marketing services business from start-up to multi-million pound sell-out in twelve years, I have personally experienced what works and what doesn’t, the black Fridays and the happy Mondays. No business has a divine right to growth: you have to plan and work your socks off for it. But there are a few things which, if you get right, will ease the way. That’s what I’ll be sharing in this session.” - David Croydon, Owner, Hilltop Consultancy
One of Oxfordshire's leading centres of education and research
Oxford Brookes University is one of the leading centres of education and research in Oxfordshire and the Thames Valley. Recruiting from across the UK and internationally, it is instrumental in developing a well-educated workforce to cope with tomorrow’s challenges. Through collaborations with business and other institutions it provides the research and expertise needed to drive economic growth and social progress.
"Innovation and skills development are key to taking enterprises to the next level, and responding to the challenges in our economy. Oxford Brookes is proud to be at the heart of efforts to drive commercialisation of the research on which innovation depends, and to provide skilled and business-ready students and graduates to support the business community." - David Hartley, Commercial and Knowledge Exchange Director, Oxford Brookes University
Giles Orr, Head of CPD, Consultancy & Training at Oxford Brookes University will be presenting "Higher Apprenticeship: New Opportunities" at BIO2018.
Giles recently joined Brookes after a long career in the vocational and professional training sectors. He is passionate about developing and nurturing the talents of disadvantaged young people, and has been at the forefront of apprentice developments over recent years.
Giles' presentation will be an exploration of how the new Apprentice Standards and Levy can enhance employer training programmes and make their investment in young people go further. Using an interactive approach, Giles will bring to life the opportunities available to both levy and non-levy paying organisations.
Accountancy, taxation & advisory services for you and your business
As a leading firm of accountants and business advisers, James Cowper Kreston's aim is simple - to draw on our experience and expertise to help you achieve real success. Fresh thinking, diverse skills and a sharp eye for the broader picture mean that together, we can really make things happen. Visit James Cowper Kreston at stand 54.
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