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Growing a Business

Free Growth Workshops and Events

This Spring we will be launching a series of brand new growth workshops and events to help you grow your business. They will be completely free and held all over Oxfordshire. To register your interest please click on the link below:

We will also be launching a growth grant scheme for Oxfordshire businesses. Numbers are limited so please register your interest using the link below:

Get support to help your business grow

If you've made it through the initial start-up stages and are now looking to grow your business, explore what support is available to you below:

10,000 Small Businesses

The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses UK Programme is designed to provide high-quality, practical education and business support to leaders of high-growth small businesses and social enterprises across the UK. The programme is offered on a fully funded basis to small businesses and social enterprise leaders who desire to grow their businesses, create local employment and have scalable business models.

To be eligible, your businesses must have been operating for at least three years, have between 5-50 employees and an annual turnover of at least £250,000.

Public Sector contracts

The following services can help you to identify and bid for public and private sector contracts:

  • South East Business Portal - The Local Authorities listed use the South East Business Portal to advertise forthcoming contract opportunities and as a register of awarded contracts
  • CompeteFor - a free service that enables businesses to compete for contract opportunities linked to major public and private sector buying organisations

Local support from Jennings Business Mentors

You can get local support to help you grow your business from Jennings Business Mentors.

They are a not-for-profit organisation offering a free mentoring service to anyone who runs an owner-managed business in Oxfordshire.