Oxfordshire Business Barometer – issue 15 [April 2015]

The Oxfordshire Business Barometer is a quarterly survey designed to provide an insight into what it’s like to do business in the county, showcase best practice and highlight some of the challenges. It is run by Withy King in association with the Allen Associates and commercial property agency Meeson Williams Phillips.

Through our collaboration with the Oxford Times, we are able to provide insight and commentary based on interviews with directors and management teams in a 10 page report published quarterly in ‘In Business’ magazine and online.

A wide range of Oxfordshire businesses take part in our short, confidential surveys which are emailed out every quarter. From 2015, a £2 donation will be made to a local charity for every survey completed. Businesses which expressly consent to publicity will also have the opportunity to provide free editorial within the reports.

We would welcome your involvement. If you are based in Oxfordshire and would like to receive our quarterly survey and associated benefits, please email your name, business name and contact details to barometer@roydswithyking.com

To find out more, please read our other quarterly Barometer reports or join our LinkedIn group entitled Oxfordshire Business Barometer.

In this feature:

Oxfordshire businesses divided over Europe

The Business Barometer community was asked to give their views on Europe and the Budget in the most recent survey.

Talking Europe and the Budget over a pie and a pint

The picture painted by the Oxfordshire business owners who took part in Withy King’s most recent Barometer is one of continuing growth in 2015.

Recruitment and retention in a challenging employment market

With the pool of quality job candidates shrinking rapidly in today’s competitive employment market, businesses are becoming more innovative in an effort to attract and retain the best and brightest staff.

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