Home to world class universities, Oxfordshire is a source of leading edge technology, recognised for its successes in knowledge transfer into business. With an impressive network environment and a strong drive for growth, when you buy a business in Oxford you will have infinite opportunities to partner and develop your business. So, what exactly makes Oxford so appealing?
Situated in central southern England with London only one hour away by road and 80% of all major cities within two hours by road, Oxford’s location enables businesses to easily reach markets throughout the UK. Oxfordshire has excellent motorway and rail access to international airports and ferry ports, connecting businesses with international destinations worldwide.
Oxford Regional Airport is 50 minutes by car from the City Centre, and London Heathrow International Airport and Birmingham International Airport are both within 90 minutes of Oxford.
Oxford Facts (2011 Census)
aged 0-4: 9,200;
aged 5-14: 14,500
aged 15 – 19: 12,900
aged 20 – 39: 62,200
aged 40 – 64: 36,400
aged over 64: 16,700
Oxford presents an important number of organisations that can help and support the developing of your newly purchased business. Some of the major ones are:
Oxford Growth Accelerator helps start-up and established businesses achieve rapid and sustainable growth. They coach senior managers to develop their business, connect investors with great business opportunities and provide businesses with the finance they need.
Oxfordshire Business Enterprises offers free advice for people looking to start a business or in the early stages of running a business.
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership connects businesses with the public sector to drive growth and help generate jobs. Their free Invest in Oxfordshire service helps and advises companies who would like to relocate to Oxfordshire.
Oxfordshire Chamber of Commerce is the independent voice of businesses connecting them with media, local councils and many other organisations on the key issues they are facing.
Oxford City Council information services offer a wealth of helpful information and advice for businesses, including business rates and licensing.