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Ball Colegrave Public Open Evening

Posted by Yasmin, on July 10, 2018.

Ball Colegrave Trials Grounds will be open to the Public on the evening of Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 4pm to 8pm. There are over 4 acres of spectacular trial grounds, colourful gardens and patio displays to explore as well as the largest display of hanging baskets and containers in the UK. A visit to the Open Evening […]

Oxfordshire Local Industrial Strategy A trailblazer for the UK economy

Posted by Yasmin, on July 10, 2018.

Oxfordshire is a globally-renowned region with one of the strongest economies in the UK, and a successful record in securing investment to promote growth. -Oxfordshire is one of three net contributors to the national exchequer, generating approximately £22 billion Gross Value Added (GVA) to the UK economy. -Oxfordshire is one of the most competitive Local […]

Two New Female Board Members for the Chamber…

Posted by Yasmin, on July 9, 2018.

Welcome

After being male dominated with NO female board members for the last 18 months the current board members are delighted to welcome Vicky Boulton of Fuel Marketing and Ann Marshall of Stackers Training to the board Fuel Marketing – Bounden Hill Farm, Banbury Road, Charwelton, Daventry, Northamptonshire. 07766 566690. www.fuelmarketing.co.uk Stackers Training Ltd – Hill Farm, Gt Bourton, […]

Improving our water pipes…

Posted by Yasmin, on July 3, 2018.

Thames water are planning to replace the water pipes along Beaumont Road from the Junction of Beaumont Close up to the junction of Southam Road. The following details were provided to businesses in the area: “The new large plastic pipes are much stronger and will ensure that we continue to provide a top quality service. […]

Bloxham Mill Meeting Rooms and Conference Facilities for Hire…

Posted by Yasmin, on July 2, 2018.

…The perfect places to do business in         “The meeting rooms are extremely well set up with ample space for any size team gathering or training session that you may be having; we frequently use them and have always had a great experience! “Having access to the projectors, as well as in-room […]

Brethertons Solicitors Finalists for the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards

Posted by Yasmin, on June 28, 2018.

Brethertons Headquaters

Brethertons are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for three awards at the upcoming Modern Law Conveyancing Awards. The firm has been nominated for Conveyancing Firm of the Year in both the South and Midlands region, as well as National Conveyancing Firm of the Year.     The Modern Law Conveyancing Awards celebrates […]

Digital tax is coming – be prepared for the change

Posted by Yasmin, on June 28, 2018.

Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has issued plans to make businesses file quarterly information with it. How individuals and businesses interact with HMRC is changing. Keeping your financial records will become increasingly digital, and most businesses will need to use online software or apps to keep business records. The days of manual record keeping […]

Top rankings for Whitley Stimpson’s Laura Adkins

Posted by Yasmin, on June 28, 2018.

Laura Adkins

Whitley Stimpson director Laura Adkins has been officially ranked as one of the country’s top accountancy professionals by the prestigious Accountancy Age “35 under 35” in its 2018 leaderboard rankings. Released on 5th June, the 2018 Accountancy Age Top 35 Under 35 ranks the brightest young talent in the accountancy sector in the UK. Accountancy Age […]

Charity Run: Chilli Promotional Products heads for France in a £500 Car!

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 18, 2018. Tags: , , ,

The Gold Members Car ready for the Twin Town Challenge | © Jasper Darby

On Friday 25th May 2018, one hundred cars costing less than £500 each left from Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire heading to Le Touquet in northern France on the Twin Town Challenge 2018. Over the Spring Bank Holiday weekend, the teams completed a number of fun points based challenges to raise money for Charlbury-based charity SpecialEffect. […]

Banbury Job Fair 2018

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 12, 2018.

Banbury Job Fair 2018

Are you an employer looking to recruit in the Banbury area? Is your business looking for staff? Would you like the opportunity to meet with local people who have the skills and potential to help your business grow and flourish? Or perhaps you offer a service that helps the workforce and business reach their full […]

AGM 2018- QUIZ WINNERS

Posted by Yasmin, on June 12, 2018.

Spratt Endicott won the 2018 quiz.

Broughton Castle Sportive 8th July 2018

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 6, 2018.

Now in its sixth year, the Broughton Castle Cycling Sportive 2018 is based in the grounds of Broughton Castle, near Banbury. With the various sportive routes winding their way through the north Cotswold Hills this event offers a challenge for every level of cyclist. There are four sportive routes available on the day, from a […]

Ball Colegrave Public Open Evening

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 6, 2018.

You are invited to a Public Open Evening at Horticultural Specialists Ball Colegrave! Our Trials Grounds will be open to the Public on the evening of Wednesday 18 July 2018 from 4pm to 8pm. There are over 4 acres of spectacular trial grounds, colourful gardens and patio displays to explore as well as the largest […]

Marston’s Brewery sign two-year sponsorship extension with the Puritans

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 6, 2018.

The Board of Banbury United Football club is extremely pleased to announce that Marston’s Brewery have agreed to extend their sponsorship of Banbury United’s Clubhouse, known as the Spencer, until the end of the 2019/20 season. In a deal worth four figures to the club, United’s Commercial Director Mark Allitt said “I’m delighted that Marston’s […]

Join Us to Launch Age Friendly Banbury – a New Initiative for Our Community

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 1, 2018.

Age Friendly Banbury is an exciting new joint initiative to make Banbury a great place to grow older. There are already some great groups and opportunities for older people in Banbury, but for some older people poor transport, unsuitable housing, fear of crime, lack of community cohesion, limited care and support, and difficulty finding or […]

New Lease of Life for Grade II Listed Office Building?

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 1, 2018.

Drive along the Southam Road in Banbury and you can’t miss the Art Deco splendour of the Grade II listed SAPA Profiles Building. Once housing the offices of the Northern Aluminium Company on a site that employed 3000 people, the building has lain empty since 2008. According to a report in the Banbury Guardian, Honeydew […]

Brethertons Solicitors Finalists for the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 1, 2018.

Brethertons Solicitors Finalists for the Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards Brethertons are delighted to announce that they have been shortlisted for three awards at the upcoming Enfranchisement and Right to Manage Awards. The firm has been nominated for Solicitors Firm of the Year and Roger Hardwick, Partner Residential Leasehold, has been shortlisted for Solicitor […]

Banbury Chamber of Commerce Golf Day 2018

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 1, 2018.

14 teams attended the 15th Annual Golf Day run by Banbury Chamber at Cherwell Edge Golf Club on 19th April.  We were blessed with a wonderful sunny and warm day which was enjoyed by all.  The course was in good condition and we thank all the staff at Cherwell Edge Golf Club for their work […]

Local Retailer Nicholls named in list of 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 1, 2018.

At the Banbury Chamber of Commerce we know that local businesses work hard at their success. We know they put in hours and effort to improve and inspire. And we love to see it officially confirmed. Every year, the London Stock exchange in collaboration with a number of financial institutions and the Daily Telegraph track […]

Thames Water Meeting – Beaumont Road

Posted by Yasmin, on May 31, 2018.

Thames Water  are due to re-commence work on Beaumont Road to replace a  300m section of pipe, taking roughly 5-7 weeks. Due to the huge disturbance this caused last time, Thames Water and Oxfordshire Highways have agreed that they will not schedule in the works until they have agreement from the businesses on Beaumont Rd. […]

Be a superhero for Katharine House! Walkers and volunteers needed for the 2018 Midnight Walk.

Posted by Yasmin, on May 31, 2018.

Calling all Superheroes! Grab your cape, and sign up for the 12th Midnight Walk on Saturday 7 July. Walkers Starting out from Banbury Rugby Club,  join hundreds of others along a brand new 10 or 6 mile route. Whether you’re Iron Man, Wonder Woman, or Wolverine, we hope you’ll be a superhero and join us […]

Ellacotts Take on Rough Runner

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 15, 2018.

Local independent Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers, Ellacotts, are gearing up for a mighty effort to support their Charities of the Year, Katharine House Hospice and Cransley Hospice. On Saturday 19th May, a team of over 40 members of the firm are taking part in the 15km Rough Runner at The Great Tew Estate. The […]

Banbury Welcomes New Mayor

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 15, 2018.

On Tuesday, 9th May, Cllr Shaida Hussain was sworn in as the new mayor of Banbury during a ceremony at Banbury Town Council’s annual meeting. Mayor Hussain takes over from Cllr Colin Clarke, who served as Banbury’s mayor for the previous twelve months. John Colgrave, a town council veteran, was elected as her deputy. Cllr […]

Good News for Bookshops As Retailers Face Challenge

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 15, 2018.

Research by the Local Data Company suggests that retailers face challenging times as our High Streets are changing yet again. 2017 saw the net loss of a total of 1,772 shops across Britain with Greater London and the South-East being hardest hit. The number of new store openings is at its lowest since 2010, and […]

The 2018 Cherwell Business Awards

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 14, 2018.

Business leaders in Cherwell district have been celebrating local success following the 2018 Cherwell Business Awards Gala Dinner, which was held at Heythrop Park on Friday 11th May. The event saw more than 250 guests come together to celebrate the best and brightest of the business community within the Cherwell district, recognising the hard work, success […]

Office Space to Rent in Banbury Town Centre

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 30, 2018.

Are you looking for office space to rent in the centre of Banbury? Banbury Chamber member Marc Lovatt, from RP Lovatt Insurance, has two offices available for rent from June 1st. Both are located in 5 George Street, Banbury, above the premises of RP Lovatt. Broadband currently fitted if tenant wishes to take on existing […]

John Nicholls -Bake off Event April 2018

Posted by Yasmin, on April 30, 2018.

Photos from John Nicholls Bake off event April 2018

Do Counterfeit Banknotes Affect your Business?

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 27, 2018. Tags:

If your business handles cash, you’re bound to be familiar with the issue of counterfeit banknotes.  Financial loss and the level of annoyance add nothing but headaches to your day. To help reduce the number of counterfeit banknotes being accepted, the Bank of England has just launched the Banknote Checking Scheme, an initiative promoting banknote […]

Banbury’s Tramway Road Gets a Shot in the Arm

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 26, 2018.

The Oxford Growth board is planning to spend £30 million in the first year of the five-year project to improve infrastructure and affordable housing across Oxfordshire. £657,000 of that pot will be used to turn Banbury’s Tramway Road into a link road for buses and taxis and provide replacement access into the railway station’s west […]

Silverstone Tour

Posted by Yasmin, on April 23, 2018.

Photos from the 10th April -Tour of Silverstone

Golf 2018

Posted by Yasmin, on April 23, 2018. Tags: , , ,

Photos from the Golf event held on the 18th April 2018.

We’re delighted to announce the launch of our new website

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on February 15, 2018.

After several years of service, we thought it was finally time to redesign the old Banbury Chamber website and replace it with a slicker, more advanced mobile responsive one. So what’s new? We’ve refreshed the content and tied it all in with our social media activity, as well as introducing a fresher and more dynamic […]

Autumn Budget Summary

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on November 27, 2017. Tags: ,

Politically, the Budget was a quiet affair, with Phil Hammond escaping the usual roasting which he might have expected from an abrasive media, the rigours of the 24/7 news cycle, and the tumult of Brexit all around. Economically, this was a reasonably measured budget, which delivered some positive news for business – save of course, […]

And the wheels on the bus go round and round.

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 2, 2017. Tags:

Last year the residents of Middle Barton came up with an ingenious solution to the problem of transport cutbacks. They started their own bus company. Last week they celebrated their first birthday. “OurBus Bartons is unique in Oxfordshire as a response to the massive cuts to Public Transport that hit last year” explains Chairman, Ken Caldwell. […]

Chairman’s Letter

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 2, 2017. Tags:

As the leaves turn and autumn is upon us, we might reflect for a moment on the progress of the summer months. Sorry, progress? Brexit negotiations seem to be stuck in treacle. Even the concessions made by Theresa May in her Florentine speech haven’t completely unblocked the fat-berg currently impeding the Brexit sewer system.  It […]

Hospital in Banbury receives 5 star catering award for the fifth year in a row

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Following an unannounced visit from the Cherwell Food Standards Agency on August 14th, the restaurant at Horton Treatment Centre was once again awarded 5 stars, the fifth year in a row that the hospital has received this rating. The catering team are incredibly pleased that their hard work and dedication was recognised giving them the best […]

Logicom Hub

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Need any assistance with your logistics and supply chain? Have problems with suppliers, freight forwarders, HM Customs or getting your goods on time? Logicom Hub is a centre of excellence for international trade and logistics, helping customer overcome the obstacles with their supply chin to become more cost efficient and effective. We offer consultancy and […]

BCOC live exhibition stand

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags: ,

Book your stand Transport Symposium and Business Trade Show Banbury Town Hall. Thursday 9th November 2017 9.30am to 2.30pm TRANSPORT SYMPOSIUM The ‘BCOC Live!’ Event this year will focus on one of the thorniest of Banbury’s challenges – Transport. With senior representatives from the Ministry of Transport (tbc) and Oxfordshire County Council, as well as […]

More Top Earners Snared by Tax Hike

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Tax

Tax expert Owen Kyffin warned this week that a quirk in the tax rules could push more high earners into paying 60 per cent income tax. Owen, a partner in the leading accountants and business advisers Whitley Stimpson, which has offices in Banbury, Bicester, Witney and High Wycombe, said: “It comes about because people earning […]

New Specialist Joins Brethertons as Head of the Customer Relationship Management Team

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Brethertons Headquaters

This week, Brethertons welcomes Jo Tanner as the new Head of the Customer Relationship Management team. Jo specialises in strategic integrated marketing communications and is a customer experience specialist. In addition to providing freelance consultation, Jo joins Brethertons with over 15 years experience in various senior management roles at HSBC. During her time at HSBC, […]

Brethertons Solicitors are Delighted to Announce the Appointment of Seven New Trainee Solicitors

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Brethertons Headquaters

Following a rigorous selection process, Brethertons are delighted to announce the appointment of seven traineeships starting in September 2017. The training contracts have been awarded to three internal staff members; Sophie Forsyth, Emma Simmonds and Gulsabaah Kasu, and four new external candidates; Amy Evans, Matthew Mills, Alan Harvey and La-Toyah McKenzie. The training contracts offered […]

Choose a Dogtober event

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Dogtober

We’ve come up with six easy events you can take part in to raise money during Dogtober, from wearing your wellies to baking a cake. Dogtober is a time for fun, but has a serious outcome. We get 2,500 requests for help each year and desperately need more funds to help more people. Please use Dogtober as […]

Will you rise to the 2017 Accumulator Challenge?

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Karcher challenge

Will you rise to the 2017 Accumulator Challenge? Kärcher and Katharine House Hospice are looking for recruits to the 2017 Accumulator Challenge. Kärcher will give your business £50 and 3 months – then it’s over to you to see what you can turn it into! The more out of the box and creative your ideas, […]

Hospital Banbury receives 5 star catering award fifth year row

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Banbury Hospital

Following an unannounced visit from the Cherwell Food Standards Agency on August 14th, the restaurant at Horton Treatment Centre was once again awarded 5 stars, the fifth year in a row that the hospital has received this rating. The catering team are incredibly pleased that their hard work and dedication was recognised giving them the best […]

Special offer not to be missed

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Join now and have the rest of this year free and pay for 2018 in January. 2018 Subscription Rates for the year are as follows: – 1 – 3 employees £94.00 4 – 25 employees £146.00 26 – 75 employees £192.00 76 – 150 employees £224.00 Over 151 employees £263.00 Please see the website providing […]

A new co-working office is coming to Bicester town centre this Autumn.

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Franklins house

Perch, which will be housed in Franklins House, will feature hot desks and meeting rooms for up to 67 people, along with tea and coffee making facilities and high-speed broadband. Business support and advice will also be provided free of charge to those making use of the service. Whether you work from home, or run […]

BANBURY UNITED BREAKFAST EVENT

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Banbury United FC badge

DATE: THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER 2017 VENUE: Banbury United Football Ground TIME: 11:00-12:30 WHAT: NETWORKING No charge for this event – courtesy of BUFC. What is the Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce? We work with businesses in Banbury and the surrounding area to help them maximise their business potential. We do this by offering members […]

Banbury United FC Press Release

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on October 1, 2017. Tags:

Banbury United FC badge

22nd September 2017 MAGNA IN ACTION PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT TO BANBURY UNITED’S UNDER 18 TEAM The board of Banbury United are delighted to announce that Magna in Action, the charitable arm of Magna Exteriors (Banbury) Limited, will be providing substantial financial support to the club’s Under 18 team for the 2017-18 season. This will result […]

Industrial Event

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on September 18, 2017. Tags:

Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce and “CDC’s Economic Growth Team are jointly proposing to put together an Industrial Meeting. Click here for more information

Bloxham Breakfast event 14th September 2017 at 11am

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 24, 2017. Tags:

Breakfast

39th Annual Charity Horse Ride

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 7, 2017. Tags:

Horses

Please join us for our 39th Annual Charity Horse Ride on Sunday 3rd September 2017 at Broughton Castle, nr. Banbury. Gates open at Broughton Castle at 8:30am. First riders at 10:00am, or afterwards in your own time (no need to pre-book a start time). Last rider away by 1:00pm. The ride covers 10 miles of […]

DCS comes to town

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 7, 2017. Tags:

DCS is a family business customers, Two decades of selling health, beauty and household brands resulting in over £2 billion of sales! Annual sales of £186 million in 2015 and the UK’s largest distributor of health, beauty and household brands which was founded in Stratford-upon-Avon and now has opened its new Head Office in Banbury.

Brethertons press release July 2017

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Brethertons Headquaters

Brethertons Announced as Conveyancing Firm of the Year – Midlands Last night at a glittering ceremony at the Rum Warehouse in Liverpool, Brethertons picked up the ‘Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ Award for the Midlands at the Eclipse Legal Modern Law Conveyancing Awards. The firm, spanning Warwickshire and Oxfordshire, are delighted to have been announced […]

Ward-Henry fastsigns – High imapact custom signs

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Fastsigns logo

Operating from Banbury FASTSIGNS Oxford North design, manufacture and install industrial & commercial signage and graphics. We create high impact custom signs, banners, displays and other graphics that will help you build a brand for sales growth. We pride ourselves on our ability to create aesthetically pleasing and efficient signs and graphics that will assist […]

Ellacotts successful aynho event

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Ellacotts logo

Teamwork is very important at Ellacotts so we can deliver solutions that enable success for our clients. To facilitate this Ellacotts had a very successful day at “A Day in the Country” at Aynho near Banbury recently where various team building events took place. This is the latest Ellacotts event following on from our Bikeathon […]

Banbury plant and skip hire offer waste solutions

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Banbury plant and skip hire

Banbury Plant & Skip Hire is a family run plant and skip hire business that has been trading for over twenty years. Located just outside Banbury, they supply skip hire, plant hire and offer waste solutions to a growing number of customers throughout Banbury, Chipping Norton, and North Oxfordshire. All sizes of skips are available […]

4P business development networking advice

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

4P Business Development

4P Business Development is led by business coach, mentor and advisor Kath Bonner-Dunham. They help businesses of all sizes and sectors across the South of England to grow and to realise their true potential. Are you a business owner or manager, with a passion and desire to grow and achieve what you really want for […]

Cooks’ putting studio is now taking bookings.

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Cooks’ putting studio

Bloxham Mill is renowned for having an exciting variety of successful businesses and interesting new ventures. Well, if you are interested in golf, read on…The Centre’s latest client has a really great proposition and if you want to improve your short game, now is your chance! The Cooks’ Putting Studio will be open for business […]

Business recovery and insolvency

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Business recovery and insolvency

BRI Business Recovery and Insolvency are proud to be celebrating their 35th birthday in the Northampton office this year. The name was changed to BRI only 16 years ago. The questions we posed ourselves were: “who else has been using the BRI name” and “do birds of a feather flock to the same name”? Bristol […]

Banbury counselling academy skills courses

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Banbury Counselling Academy

Counselling Skills Courses Banbury Counselling Academy offers a gold standard of Counselling Skills training. Our course structure is tried and tested and we limit our group size to 12 members which we deem to be the optimum learning size. This training develops students’ awareness of their own processes which in turn allows them to truly […]

Banbury young homelessness project are recruiting

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Banbury Young homelessness project

Are you or someone you know passionate about helping Young People aged 15-25? Do you have experience in working with Young People who are Not in Education, Employment and Training? Are you interested in working in an organisation that approaches the needs of their vulnerable clients in an holistic, person-centred way? Do you want to […]

Letter from the Chairman

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Well, the holidays are here and with many now in enjoying the sun, (or perhaps still in the passport queue at Palma airport?), this summer edition of the newsletter will be suitably short. The Chamber has held a couple of events during July. Firstly, a networking lunch at Voujon in South Bar, well attended by […]

Bank of England meeting, 28th June 2017

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Fourteen Chamber members gathered on 28th June to hear Bank of England Agent, Graeme Chaplin’s update on the economy and to allow us the opportunity to feedback our own observations to the Bank on the state of our own trading and the local economy. Graeme started with the observation that given the level of political […]

Whitley Stimpson press release 20 July 2017

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 2, 2017. Tags:

Changes in digital tax returns welcomed The government’s decision to delay the rollout of a programme aimed at digitalising tax returns was welcomed this week by one of the largest independent accountancy practices and business advisers in the area. The original plan for Making Tax Digital from the tax authorities would have meant that the […]

Banbury car parking outsourced

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

Blue badge holders can now park for free in Cherwell District Council-owned car parks following the appointment of a new contractor tasked with improving facilities in the area. From 1 June, national car park operator APCOA took responsibility for the management of the council’s 27 car parks in Banbury, Bicester and Kidlington following a review […]

Let’s play! Building appeal

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

As an organisation that is in touch with key local businesses in Banbury we wanted to share the details of Let’s Play’s first ever Fundraising Appeal, the Let’s Play Big Build, launched just last week to raise funds to help us renovate our new centre for disabled children and young people. Our Project Manager, Deb […]

Security advice from Thames Valley Police

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

You should have security alarm systems fitted on your house and business.  An alarm deters thieves and gets them to leave without exploring the rest of the property. There are two types of alarm systems: Remote signalling alarms (Type A alarms):The alarm automatically informs a monitoring station who notify the police. You can give a password […]

Whitley Stimpson supports Friends Against Scams

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

One of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, Whitley Stimpson, is supporting and attending the Friends Against Scams sessions taking place in Oxford this summer. Run by Oxfordshire Trading Standards as part of a bigger national campaign, Friends Against Scams aims to protect and prevent people from becoming victims of scams by empowering […]

Fundraising together for BYHP in 2017

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

Many donations received last year came out of the blue, so BYHP thought it would be nice to be more aware of the kind people who are working on fundraising events, activities and campaigns in aid of BYHP. They have designed a programme which enables them to include all of the fundraisers working together in a […]

DHL lead new sponsorship deals plus Humphris and Castle cars go red & gold as Banbury United secures new signings

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

Banbury United DHL

DHL in 2 year sponsorship extension Banbury United have had another successful month, with further frenetic activity on the Sponsorship scene as well as a range of new talent coming on board. DHL, a major Banbury employer, have reaffirmed their backing of Banbury United in a deal running up to the end of the 2018/19 […]

Brethertons for Southern conveyancing firm of the year – AGAIN!

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 30, 2017. Tags:

Brethertons Headquaters

Brethertons are delighted to announce they have been shortlisted in this year’s Law Firm Services (LFS) Conveyancing Awards for the sixth time since 2012. This year they have been shortlisted to win the 2017 Regional Conveyancing Firm of the Year for both the South and South West regions. The success comes hot on the heels […]

June 2017 Newsletter

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 27, 2017. Tags:

Click here for more information.

Company Spotlight: Chilli Promotional Products

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 4, 2017. Tags:

1.How long has Chilli Promotional Products been members of the Chamber? Since 2009… pretty much since Chilli Promotional Products was formed. 2.What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? I see the major benefits as the networking opportunities, free of charge seminars, succinct information on relevant topics in the local […]

West Cornwall pasty co add further flavour to puritans sponsorship por

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

The board of Banbury United FC are delighted to announce that West Cornwall Pasty Co are increasing their sponsorship commitment to the club by becoming a secondary sponsor for the 2017-18 season. West Cornwall Pasty Co, so well known for their delicious pasties, have a shop in Banbury Town Centre and fans will be delighted […]

Celebrating the stars of business in Cherwell District

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

The 6th Cherwell Business Awards Gala Dinner, held at the fabulous Heythrop Park on Friday 5th May, brought together more than 240 guests to celebrate the hard work, success and entrepreneurship of business people within Cherwell District. Headline sponsors Cherwell District Council opened the Awards Dinner, and Kirsty Leahy from Banbury Sound hosted the ceremony. […]

A big thank you from Ethos Technology

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

Ethos Technology are elated to be chosen as winners of the CBA’s Innovation and Creativity award. To be successful in such a strong category, and for Ethos to be recognised by CBA’s experienced and respected team of business leaders is amazing. It has given us great confidence and reinforced our motivation to keep thinking outside […]

20 Years and still going strong

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

Back in 1997 Technique Print was born – a dream of founders, Karl Smith and Mark Foster, to create something that was (then) unique. 20 years later this successful Banbury business still offers customers all over the country a complete print AND high quality graphic design service – all under one roof. Until that time […]

New member – Fast signs joined in May 2017

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

Operating from Banbury FASTSIGNS® Oxford North design, manufacture and install industrial & commercial signage and graphics. We create high impact custom signs, banners, displays and other graphics that will help you build a brand for sales growth. We pride ourselves on our ability to create aesthetically pleasing and efficient signs and graphics that will assist […]

Ellacotts complete charity bikeathon

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

A team of 25 Ellacotts staff and Partners have completed a sponsored 50-mile Bikeathon to raise money for their Charity of the Year, Make-A-Wish. The journey between Ellacotts Banbury and Kettering offices, took in large parts of the Oxfordshire and Northamptonshire countryside. Setting off early on the morning of Sunday 14th May, the team bravely […]

A Previous Cherwell winner: Webmart – 12 months on…

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 30, 2017. Tags:

Since Webmart won the Cherwell Business Person of the Year Award a little over a year ago, the business has gone from strength to strength. From technology to training, Webmart provides various different touchpoints for our customers to get involved and provide them with the best possible service possible. Technology Web2Print is technology which provides […]

BCOC Golf event 2017

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 20, 2017. Tags:

Follow this link for photos of the day.

Princess Trust Enterprise

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 2, 2017. Tags:

Banbury Vision & Masterplan

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 5, 2017. Tags:

Download the Masterplan here.

Cherwell Business Awards: A Year to Celebrate!

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 25, 2016. Tags:

Oxford University Begbroke Science Park were the proud hosts of the prestigious Gala Dinner for the 2016 Cherwell Business Awards.  The event took place on Friday 20 May in a marquee in the picturesque Jacobean walled garden of Begbroke Science Park.  Over 230 guests gathered to celebrate the success of some of the best businesses […]

13th Chamber Golf Day

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 3, 2016. Tags:

The 13th Chamber Golf Day took place at Cherwell Edge Golf Course on Thursday 21st April with teams playing a game of Texas Scramble over 18 holes. The teams this year were Wellers Wonders, Castle Quay, Brown & Co, BRI International Rescue, Family Connections, HSBC, Misfits, Gin & Golf, Spratt Endicott and Herbert & Webster.  The weather […]

Cherwell Business Awards Finalists announced

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 12, 2016. Tags:

We are pleased to announce that all shortlisted finalists for the Cherwell Business Awards 2016 have now been announced. A2Dominion New Business of the Year Award Elan PR Ltd, JD’Cruz & Pontings Residential Lettings Activate Learning Banbury & Bicester College Employer of the Year Award JLD Driver Training Ltd & Nicholsons Nurseries Ltd Begbroke Science […]

Banbury businesses and EU trade: Mixed reaction to in-out vote

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on February 8, 2016. Tags:

The majority of Banbury Chamber of Commerce members think Britain should remain in the European Union despite the fact that some businesses think they may end up better off if Britain leaves the EU. In a recent poll 61.9 per cent of the members voted for Britain remaining a member of the EU, with 38.1 […]

Cherwell Business Awards 2016

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 5, 2016. Tags:

One month left to enter or nominate for the Cherwell Business Awards 2016! So the big countdown begins today!  No, not for Christmas or New Year, but to the closing date for entries and nominations for the Cherwell Business Awards. In this blog, Paddy Patterson of Maverish Ltd and founder of Oxfordshire Apprenticeships, explains why […]

Free Apprenticeship information session for Banbury businesses

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 17, 2015. Tags:

We’re holding a free ‘Making Sense of Apprenticeships’ event for employers in partnership with Oxfordshire Apprenticeships on 17th September from 9:30-11:30am at The Colin Sanders Innovation Centre in Banbury. This will be an informal Q&A session, giving local employers the chance to find out everything they need to know to get started with employing their first Apprentice. They’ll […]

The Kärcher Accumulator Challenge 2015 for Katharine House Hospice

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on July 2, 2015. Tags:

Last year Kärcher and Katharine House created The Kärcher Accumulator Challenge – a fun fundraiser to help provide a meaningful contribution to Katharine House ongoing running costs and in this first year a magnificent £11,165.72 was raised. Following this very successful and exciting year we are pleased to announce that the Kärcher Accumulator Challenge for Katharine House […]

Banbury Businesses Call for Relief Road

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 29, 2015. Tags:

Banbury businesses are calling for a relief road south of the M40 junction 11 to stop the town becoming gridlocked. In response to a survey by the Banbury and District Chamber of Commerce 85 per cent of businesses said they believed a new relief road was the answer to congestion caused by cross-town traffic and […]

68th Annual General Meeting & Fun Quiz night

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 23, 2015. Tags:

Banbury & Bicester College was the venue for the 68th Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce. Annual General Meeting. Simon Smith, Wellers, was elected as Financial Director and Richard Hunter stepped down as Chairman after two years service and was automatically elected as President. The following business men and women were elected to the board to […]

12th Annual Golf Day

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 30, 2015. Tags:

The 12th Chamber Golf Day took place at Cherwell Edge Golf Course on Thursday 23rd April with teams playing a game of Texas Scramble over 18 holes. The teams, Wellers Wonders, Castle Quay, Brown & Co, BRI Hackers, Family Connections, Auditel, Deddington Old Boys Golf Society, Nat West, 2 teams from Spratt Endicott – Spratt Endi-HOLE, The […]

Positive outlook for Banbury Business say 86% of Chamber Members as election approaches

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 30, 2015. Tags:

A survey of Banbury Chamber of Commerce members has overwhelmingly given the thumbs up to a positive view of the economy and business prospects in Banbury in 2015. 86% of respondents said that they thought prospects for business would get better, with 97% saying things would be the same or better. More than 43% of […]

Sunday Politics – 19/04/15

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 22, 2015. Tags:

It was brilliant to see three of our members featured on the Sunday Politics South last Sunday. For those interested you can see Neil Brodey, Nick Poole and Stuart Moore all featured and getting their points across. Nick’s question is at 55:51 (see the link below) about encouraging technology to decrease transport issues, Neil Brodey […]

Company Spotlight – Katherine Allen Bridal

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 7, 2015. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Katherine Allen Bridal.    Kate Allen answers a few questions:- 1.How long has Katherine Allen been members of the Chamber? Just over a year 2.What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? Being part of the wider community is important for independent businesses and keeping in […]

Company Spotlight – Spratt Endicott

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on March 12, 2015. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Spratt Endicott.    Hitendra Patel answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has Spratt Endicott been members of the Chamber? Shoosmiths in Banbury were members for over 20 years and when Spratt Endicott demerged in 2002, we felt it was important to continue our membership.  John Spratt has been a former […]

Company Spotlight – BYHP’S On A Roll

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on February 5, 2015. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is BYHP’s On A Roll. Sherri Manley,  answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has BYHP’s On A Roll been members of the Chamber? We joined Banbury Chamber in 2011 when we opened our Social Enterprise operation in Church Lane. 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members […]

Company Spotlight – Ellacotts

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 29, 2015. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Ellacotts. Charlotte Oakley, Senior Marketing Executive answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has Ellacotts been members of the Chamber? We joined the Banbury Chamber of Commerce in 1993 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? As a business in Banbury, it is […]

Company Spotlight – Walraven

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 29, 2015. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Walraven. Gary Gardner, General Manager answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has Walraven been members of the Chamber? We joined the Banbury Chamber of Commerce in 2012 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? Being a member allows us to increase our […]

Company Spotlight – Finders Keepers

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 29, 2015. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Finders Keepers. Emma Croft-Pearson, Office Manager answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has Finders Keepers been members of the Chamber? We joined Banbury Chamber in 2011. I’m new to the Chamber having recently taken over from Paul Rushworth. 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members […]

An amazing evening at Base Performance Simulators

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on September 25, 2014. Tags:

Base Performance simulators were our host for our most recent company visit last Tuesday 23rd September 2014. Members were welcomed with light refreshments and a delightful choice of coffee and teas from the ever popular Dolce Gusto coffee machine whilst signing the health & safety forms, just in case! With 2 simulators to chose from, the […]

Company Spotlight – BYHP

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on September 11, 2014. Tags:

1.       How long has BYHP (Working with Young People) been members of the Chamber? Banbury Young Homelessness Project have been members since 2005 2.       What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? As a local charity, BYHP has benefitted from being a member of the Chamber.  We receive much support […]

Company spotlight – base performance simulators

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 5, 2014. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Base Performance Simulators.  Ella Barrington, Business Manager answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has Base Performance Simulators been members of the Chamber? We are relatively new – we joined in February this year 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? Despite being […]

Company Spotlight – Prospect Personnel Solutions

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on July 1, 2014. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Prospect Personnel Solutions.  Sharon Mallinson answers a  few questions:- 1.     How long has Prospect Personnel Solutions been members of the Chamber? Prospect Personnel Solutions have been members since 2011. 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? As business owners, we see our membership […]

Banbury Space Studio

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 17, 2014. Tags:

Last night was the reception for the new Space Studio at the Whately Hall Hotel. It was a brilliant event, giving local businesses and organisations a chance to engage with the Principal, Mike Grocott, asking questions and finding out about this exciting new venture. I was invited to speak and share my thoughts on why […]

Company Spotlight: AG Products

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on June 4, 2014. Tags:

1) How long have AG Products been members of the Chamber? AG Products have been proud members of the Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce for 18 years. 2) What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? Being able to meet decision makers from businesses, both large and small is […]

Cherwell Business Awards 2014

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on May 21, 2014. Tags:

Celebrating the Business Stars of North Oxfordshire The prestigious 2014 Cherwell Business Awards Gala Dinner on Friday 16th May brought together around 250 guests to celebrate the hard work, success and entrepreneurship of business people within North Oxfordshire. For the third year running, The Cherwell Business Awards has shone the spotlight on the ingenuity, dedication and […]

5 Simple But Effective Small Business Marketing Strategies

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 17, 2014. Tags:

Running a small business is tough; marketing it well can be even harder. Fortunately, there are many simple, cost and time effective ways to get your business in front of potential customers. These five strategies should be part of every small business’ marketing toolkit. 1. Network Creating positive, face to face relationships with your local […]

Pros and Cons of HS2 for Banbury Businesses

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 15, 2014. Tags:

There’s no doubt that the HS2 rail link is highly controversial in this area, not least for the affect on property prices and the disruption of the build itself. But is it good news or bad news for Banbury businesses? Benefits of HS2 Potentially, there are many benefits of having HS2 so close at hand. […]

Brethertons Celebrates 10 years as a Member of Banbury Chamber of Commerce

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 3, 2014. Tags:

Banbury law firm, Brethertons LLP, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary as a Member of Banbury Chamber of Commerce, having joined the group in 2004. The award-winning law firm has been working alongside the Chamber to help accomplish its aim of improving the business environment in Banbury and the surrounding area. Membership of the Chamber has […]

Company Spotlight: Sacha Barnes

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on April 3, 2014. Tags:

This month’s ‘company spotlight’ is Sacha Barnes Ltd. Jeremy Sacha answers a few questions:- 1. How long has Sacha Barnes Ltd been members of the Chamber? We have been members of the Chamber ever since we started the business, six years last December. Starting as a new business in the town we thought it essential […]

Cherwell Business Awards 2014 – Finalists Announced

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on March 5, 2014. Tags:

There has been a record amount of applications received for this year’s Cherwell Business Awards and the standard of nominations from across North Oxfordshire has, once again, been exceptionally high. This is the third year that The Cherwell Business Awards has celebrated the success of the district’s flourishing businesses and exceptional entrepreneurs and the 2014 […]

Chamber survey – town centre car parking

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on February 25, 2014. Tags:

Banbury Chamber Car Parking Survey supports free parking, personally speaking. Cherwell District Council should offer free parking for 2 hours and find alternatives to cover the shortfall – according to Members of the Banbury Chamber of Commerce. Members were responding to a Chamber survey on the persistent issue of free car parking in Banbury Town […]

Company spotlight – Whitley Stimpson

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on February 20, 2014. Tags:

For our first ‘company spotlight’, Nick Bullen from Whitley Stimpson answers a few questions:- 1.     How long has Whitley Stimpson been members of the Chamber? Early 1970’s 2.     What are the major benefits for your company being members of the Chamber? Involvement with, and supporting, the local business community on issues that affect all local businesses. Membership […]

Chamber Membership Survey results published

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 23, 2014. Tags:

CUSTOMER RETENTION AND ECONOMIC CLIMATE MOST LIKELY TO AFFECT BANBURY BUSINESSES IN 2014 62% of Banbury Chamber of Commerce members are anticipating that a volatile economic climate will have the biggest impact on local businesses over the next two years, with 59% also expecting that customer retention will play a significant role. The research conducted […]

11th Annual Golf Day

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on November 21, 2013. Tags:

The 11th Chamber Golf Day took place at Rye Hill Golf Course on Thursday 7thNovember with teams playing a game of Texas Scramble over 18 holes with a Shotgun start.  The teams, Wellers Wonders, Castle Quay, Berry Morris, BRI Hackers, Jamie Briggs Storage & Removals, Spratt Endicott, VSG, Bower & Bailey & Brethertons teed off after […]

New Chamber Chairman

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on August 14, 2013. Tags:

ALL CHANGE AT BANBURY & DISTRICT CHAMBER OF COMMERCE Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce has elected a new Chairman.  Richard Hunter has taken on the role from Claire Kingsbury who has moved into the position of President. Richard, who is a director of successful local business Catalogues4Business, has been a member of the Chamber […]

10th Golf Day a resounding success

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on November 15, 2012. Tags:

Another successful Golf Day on Thursday 1st November 2012 at Rye Hill Golf Club. Commencing with bacon baps and coffee to get the golfers in the mood, a total of 14 teams of 56 players tee’d off in the most atrocious weather.  With nearest the pin, longest drive and the prestigious Wellers Cup to the overall […]

Work/Life Balance Tips from Time Management Seminar

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on November 1, 2012. Tags:

Many thanks to everyone who attended the Interactive Time Management Seminar at Spratt Endicott’s offices on 10th October.  Many thanks also to Michelle and Jayne for help with marketing and organising. From your feedback it is good to know that you are now implementing many of the tips and strategies that I gave to you […]