Oxfordshire Business Barometer – issue 16 [July 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 Allen Associates.

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:

Transport should top local Government agenda

The majority of business leaders who responded to the Oxfordshire Business Barometer (53 per cent) said they wanted to see transport infrastructure top the Government’s agenda in the county — ahead of affordable housing, skills and high speed broadband.
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Talking about another budget over a pie and a pint – again!

The latest Oxfordshire Business Barometer reveals that 54 per cent of decision-makers are feeling more optimistic about their business prospects following the outcome of the General Election and locally, they want to see the new Government prioritise transport improvements, business rates and skills.

The economy is doing “rather nicely”

More than 80 business people turned up for the third annual Oxfordshire Economic Question Time event hosted by Withy King, Shaw Gibbs and HSBC at Said Business School recently. Keynote speaker, Mark Berrisford-Smith, Head of Economics at HSBC, told the audience that ‘the economy is doing rather nicely and that is why it would be such a shame if events in Greece upset the applecart.’

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