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 Royds Withy King, recruitment consultancy Allen Associates and the Oxford Times ‘In Business’ magazine.

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, anonymous surveys which are emailed out every quarter. From 2015, a £2 donation will be made to a local charity for every survey completed.

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

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Now in its fourth year, the Oxfordshire Business Barometer has built up a loyal following of businesses of all sizes and from a wide range of sectors, that are keen to make their voices heard and contribute to these quarterly features in In Business.

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