About Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS)

Helping you start, run and grow your business

Oxfordshire Business Support (OBS) is the Growth Hub for Oxfordshire provided through the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP).

We help businesses to navigate around the complicated and often confusing business support landscape, and find the support they need to start up and grow.

We do this by:

  • Signposting to local and national business support services, schemes and events
  • Provide specialist advice and guidance through our team of Network Navigators
  • Running events and workshops on a variety of topics

Our services are completely free for businesses and start-ups in Oxfordshire.

Why does Oxfordshire need a Growth Hub?

Research has shown that businesses find the current landscape of business support confusing, and are unsure whether they need support or which support they might need. Growth Hubs act as independent brokers to signpost businesses to the support that is best for them.

How are we funded?

OBS has previously received funding through the Regional Growth Fund (RGF). Currently OBS is receiving funding through the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), and we have also secured ERDF funding to take us through to 2019.

Can I get funding through OBS?

From time to time OBS may have available funds to make grants to SMEs. When we do not have funds to distribute to SMEs we will instead signpost you to any local and national funding sources that are currently available.

Get in touch to find out how OBS can help you:

0345 241 1196