Expanding a business

Cherwell, north Oxfordshire is the “the place to do business” because it has an outstanding combination of “the people to work with” and “the businesses to trade with” – detailed and illustrated in the Cherwell Business Guide.

OxLEP Business

OxLEP Business is here to help businesses navigate around a complicated landscape, finding the support needed to start-up and grow. We operate as the growth hub for Oxfordshire, simplifying the business support landscape and helping individuals and businesses to easily connect.

Through the OxLEP Business team, we can offer funding and grant opportunities for those looking to start a business, or grow one. Our inward investment service provides confidential and tailored assistance to help businesses from across the globe to locate and grow within Oxfordshire.

Our key industries not only allow Oxfordshire to maximise international and national opportunities, but - in many instances - ensure we are a lynchpin to the UK economy and its global competitiveness.

Supporting entrepreneurial businesses that demonstrate innovation is vitally important for Oxfordshire, as we maintain a dynamic, growing economy.

If you are starting up or growing a business and looking for support, choose which OxLEP Business Workshops are right for you. OxLEP Business is there to help businesses navigate around a complicated landscape, finding the support needed to start-up and grow. Their programme of start-up and growth workshops has something to offer every business. To book your place, simply visit the events page of their website and select the workshop that's right for your business.

To provide a home for your business, there is a range of commercial and industrial business premises available and being built locally. Cherwell District Council's Economic Growth team can help you start your search for suitable commercial and industrial premises so please call or email using the contact details below.

We have property ranging from small start-up offices based in four innovation centres through to large industrial premises ideally suited for manufacturing. Small start-up laboratory premises can be found at Begbroke Science and Business Park and Cherwell Innovation Centre.

Top quality development sites for businesses in Cherwell district.

The future success of businesses in north Oxfordshire has been prepared for through the Local Plan. Find out more about sites for business investment and job creation, including contact details for the developers, in our ‘Strategic sites for business development’ leaflet.

Email economy@cherwell-dc.gov.uk or call 01295 221866 to get further practical information and help to make your business succeed.