Oxfordshire Business Barometer – issue 18 [October 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 partnership with Allen Associates.

Through our collaboration with the Oxford Times, we are able to provide insight and commentary based on interviews with directors and managers 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:

New group will help to align businesses and charities

Charities need to approach businesses in a more strategic and joined up way, according to 60 per cent of business leaders who took part in the recent Oxfordshire Business Barometer.

Oxfordshire businesses come out in support of Heathrow expansion

Half the businesses surveyed by the Oxfordshire Business Barometer agreed that the expansion of Heathrow Airport and the proposed third runway will also have a positive impact locally, in business and economic terms.

Talking about innovation and the knowledge economy over a pie and a pint

Most businesses that responded to the latest Oxfordshire Business Barometer said they benefitted from Oxfordshire’s knowledge economy. The majority (38 per cent) saw a direct gain while a further 27 per cent benefitted by doing business with these organisations.

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