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HS2 Updates

Posted by Yasmin, on October 12, 2020.

Description of associated traffic management TM operational hours Proposed Works Start Date Estimated Works End Date Lane Closures 00.01 Monday to Saturday 06.00   No TM Saturdays 06.00 to Sunday 23.59 05/10/20 [20.00, PM] 22/10/20 [06.00, AM] Sectional Closure of M40 J11 Roundabout – South Side.  Advance warning signs will be installed 14days prior to […]

For the attention of all Chief Executives, Managing Directors and business owners in Oxfordshire

Posted by Yasmin, on October 12, 2020.

Dear colleague, I am writing to ask for your continued support in helping suppress the spread of coronavirus in Oxfordshire and to draw your attention to new government guidance and legislation around control measures. Businesses have a vital role to play in preventing COVID-19 transmission in the workplace and workforce. With this in mind, and […]

About the Lifeskills Faculty

Posted by Yasmin, on October 12, 2020.

Below is details on how you can be involved with the Lifeskills Faculty at Banbury College from Sue Priest: “Lifeskills is where we have learners who have left school without gaining English and Maths GCSE. There are various reasons for this, but suffice to say that they have not had a great experience and we want […]

Whitley Stimpson restore funds for local charity

Posted by Yasmin, on October 12, 2020.

Despite the current socially distanced restrictions, accountants and business advisors Whitley Stimpson raised £1,100 for mental health charity Restore at its recent annual golfing day.   Whitley Stimpson’s 28th annual Golf Day was held at Frilford Heath Golf Club in aid of the Oxfordshire charity that specialises in helping people to recover from mental ill-health.   Stuart Haigh, […]

Plan for Oxford’s unmet housing need wins seal of approval

Posted by Yasmin, on September 9, 2020.

New parkland, schools and public transport networks all feature in a vision for the south of Cherwell district which was backed by councillors yesterday. The Partial Review of the Local Plan provides for 4,400 new homes in the Kidlington, Gosford, Yarnton and Bebroke area. It fully meets Cherwell’s apportionment of Oxford’s unmet housing needs and […]

Better Business Connections

Posted by Yasmin, on September 1, 2020.

Better Business Connections brings both Business and Domestic property owners together with Renewable Energy and Battery Solutions and new Green Technologies to reduce energy costs, lower their carbon footprint and make a positive contribution towards a company’s Corporate Social Responsibility and the Environment. As an independent consultancy we find the right solution for your requirements […]

Qatar Customs Authorities

Posted by Yasmin, on August 27, 2020.

We have been informed by the British Chamber of Commerce (BCC) that the Qatari customs authorities are not accepting electronic certificates of origin and requesting that documents are also legalised. They have suggested that a 1% penalty charge will be imposed for shipments that do not comply. We would highly recommend that you issue a […]

Cherwell Local Plan Review 2040

Posted by Yasmin, on August 27, 2020.

CHERWELL DISTRICT COUNCIL PLANNING POLICY CONSULTATION 31 JULY 2020 TO 14 SEPTEMBER 2020 Cherwell Local Plan Review 2040 Planning for Cherwell to 2040: A Community Involvement Paper Consultation is now being undertaken to inform a review of the adopted Cherwell Local Plan 2011-2031. A new district wide Local Plan is being prepared to meet employment, […]

Clarity of Mind

Posted by Yasmin, on August 11, 2020.

Sight Security

Posted by Yasmin, on August 3, 2020.

Banbury FM

Posted by Yasmin, on July 28, 2020.

Banbury FM is the local radio station for our town with a mix of local news and information, great music and professional presenters.   They utilise the latest technology to reflect life here, both on-air and on-line, and offer cost effective realistic advertising packages to help local businesses grow. A good local radio station should keep […]

Point of Difference

Posted by Yasmin, on July 28, 2020.

Point of Difference create and run flexible offices spaces for small and growing businesses.  We focus on characterful buildings in great locations and then completely refurbish them to create modern business centres, styled around each individual building.  We try to create unique buildings where people feel energised – a far cry from some of the […]

International Marketing and PR agency turns focus on local and wider UK based businesses

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

With companies struggling to re-establish themselves following the pandemic a local company with International expertise is coming home. Cellet Marketing and Public Relations Limited, based in Bloxham, Oxfordshire has provided tourism Marketing and Public Relations expertise for over 31 years. With many tourism clients that include such as, The State of Michigan, and the Great […]

Anyone for Sour Dough?

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

Ant’s Sour Dough Recipe Starter Day One 50g Strong Bread Flour & 50ml Tepid Water  (At this point it is important to name your starter!) Day Two 50g Strong Bread Flour & 50ml Tepid Water Day Three 100g Strong Bread Flour & 100 ml Tepid Water (At this point it is important to start chatting […]

Do you want to parent like a Royal?

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

Chartered psychologist Dr Alice Brown explains how to use emotion coaching to improve your child’s social and emotional intelligence.   On the 29 June 2020, The Sun featured an exclusive on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s approach to parenting, which includes a no-shouting policy, never going to bed mad, and banning all TV before […]

Cherwell District Council COVID-19 approach

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

Cherwell district councils approch to COVID-19 & other interesting news articles New advice on health and safety for food vendors: https://www.cherwell.gov.uk/info/258/coronavirus/675/coronavirus-guidance-for-businesses Much of the focus has recently been on distributing Government grants to businesses across the district.  Cherwell District Council have also assisted with grant schemes being delivered by partners such as OxLEP.  As you […]

Beaumont Road ‘Defect’ will incur no further costs to the tax payer

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

A ‘defect’ for action against the contractor 33kV has been raised to put right a poor reinstatement of trench work. By asking the public utility to liaise directly with our subcontractor, means that 33kV are fully responsible for any construction activities on the road going forward to resolve, and that there is no further cost […]

Banbury BID to spruce up town centre

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

Banbury BID is partnering with Kärcher Center Banbury for its Banbury Clean project to spruce up the town centre, starting July 15th with the Market Square. The Banbury Clean project will see the Kärcher team use their hot water pressure washer to clean central locations of the community. The aim is to clean up the […]

INVITATION: Bank of England (Virtual) Monetary Policy Report Briefing – 11/08/2020

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

You are invited to a virtual presentation on Tuesday 11 August by Dave Ramsden, the Bank’s Deputy Governor for Markets & Banking, and a member of the Monetary Policy Committee.  Dave’s presentation to business contacts of the Bank’s East and West Midlands Agencies will cover the latest forecast for the UK economy, as set out […]

The Chancellor’s £30bn Summer statement to combat COVID-19 downturn

Posted by Yasmin, on July 13, 2020.

Tom Biggs ACA CTA, of Wellers Accountants summarises the Chancellor’s Summer statement as COVID-19 grips the economy.   The Chancellor has launched a fresh £30bn package of stimulus measures with the aim of trying to prevent further economic collapse as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The “mini” Summer statement was designed to map out a recovery […]

Banbury FM

Posted by Yasmin, on July 2, 2020.

Cellet Marketing and Public Relations Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on July 2, 2020.

Cellet Marketing and Public Relations Ltd is a marketing and PR agency in Bloxham, Oxfordshire.  We are a dynamic, independent agency of creative communicators with a results-driven focus.  We have over 31 years of experience offering business solutions that incorporate strategic campaigns for a wide range of clientele.  We help to build brands and raise profiles […]

Bloxham Mill Newsletter

Posted by Yasmin, on July 1, 2020.

All the latest news from Bloxhaam Mill, including our upcoming partnered event. July 20

Work with us Wednesdays – HS2 Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on June 30, 2020.

Attend Onboard local weekly webinars to find out more about the ways you can get your business ‘HS2 ready’ HS2 will provide opportunities for businesses of all shapes and sizes.  As part of being a good neighbour, we are keen that local companies along the line of the new high speed railway are able to […]

Buying a business as a strategy for growth: Top 3 things to consider

Posted by Yasmin, on June 30, 2020.

Would you consider buying a business in a global pandemic? “When written in Chinese, the word ‘Crisis’ is composed of two characters.  One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”- John F. Kennedy In fact, John F. Kennedy was not entirely correct in his translation, the mis-translation is now so widely spread it’s even used […]

TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF CHERWELL DRIVE AND CONCORD AVENUE

Posted by Yasmin, on June 30, 2020.

As part of ongoing construction work on the Castle Quay Waterfront development, there will be some temporary road closures in July to allow for utility works to take place: o Wednesday 1 July to Thursday 9 July: Cherwell Drive, between Spiceball Park Road and Concord Avenue o Monday 20 July to Sunday 26 July: Concord […]

Point of Difference Workspace

Posted by Yasmin, on June 2, 2020.

In the past, we’ve spent too long in dull, uninteresting office spaces – so we’re definitely not going to be doing that. We therefore create and run workspaces which are vibrant, funky and uplifting places to be. We know businesses today have a range of different needs that can change at short notice.  That’s why […]

Countrywide Hotels (Whately Hall Hotel) Remains open for keyworkers

Posted by Yasmin, on May 26, 2020.

Over the past few weeks at Countrywide Hotels we have been thinking ahead to brighter days, when the country starts to go back to semi-normality or what for now could be “The New Normal”. All our hotels have remained open throughout the lockdown period for our National Heroes, the NHS and Key Workers.  Because of […]

The time to act is now before fundamental tax changes are upon us

Posted by Yasmin, on May 22, 2020.

The economic devastation created by coronavirus could have a profound effect on all our financial plans. It is almost inevitable that taxes will rise as the Government attempts to fund its unprecedented state spending and make up for lost revenue in taxation. Potentially, this could mean the biggest shake up of the UK’s tax system since the aftermath […]

Hassle Free Properties

Posted by Yasmin, on May 20, 2020.

Covid-19: Managing your intellectual property

Posted by Yasmin, on May 20, 2020.

The global coronavirus epidemic is impacting individuals and businesses across the world. First and foremost this is a human tragedy, causing suffering to thousands worldwide. While different governments are taking different approaches in jurisdictions globally, the overarching aim is to contain the spread of the virus and therefore minimise casualties while also managing demand on […]

Bank of England Webinar

Posted by Yasmin, on May 20, 2020.

If you missed our Bank of England webinar earlier this month, you’ll be able to watch the recording here: https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/events/2020/may/agency-network-briefing-event-may-2020

Nickleby D&M Ltd Consultants

Posted by Yasmin, on May 5, 2020.

Nickleby is a unique consultancy service, offering a complete bespoke approach to industry. Representing companies across Europe, our business originally focused on its wealth of knowledge with the automotive manufacturing sector. This has now expanded into other fields, including new start-up companies, technology providers, accessory launches and more. In all cases, Director Paul Wingrove assesses […]

Encase

Posted by Yasmin, on May 5, 2020.

Encase has been a feature of the Banbury landscape for over 50 years. Situated on Beaumont Road, the factory has been producing printed, corrugated packaging for a wide variety of industries, from food and healthcare to chemical and automotive, across the UK. Part of a family-owned packaging business, COPI, with sites also in Scotland and […]

Katharine House Hospice to extend its facilities to care for local people affected by coronavirus.

Posted by Yasmin, on April 28, 2020.

With the national coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis soon expected to reach its peak in the UK, Katharine House Hospice in Adderbury, has rapidly increased its care facility to help cope with the expected urgent need for more community beds in Oxfordshire. We have expanded our 10 bedded in-patient unit to a maximum total of 26 beds […]

Despite enormous efforts to encourage businesses to do so, there are still many we are yet to see claim their grant

Posted by Yasmin, on April 28, 2020.

There is significant work going on at CDC at the moment, in an effort to ensure all eligible businesses receive the Business Rates Grants.  As you will be aware, to receive the appropriate grant, eligible businesses are asked to complete a grant verification form on the CDC website.  Despite enormous efforts to encourage businesses to […]

Virtual Question Time a Success for Members

Posted by Yasmin, on April 28, 2020.

We had a great virtual Question time last month with an excellent panel of experts covering a range of useful specialist subjects. You can watch the event in full here Here is what Banbury and District Chamber of Commerce Chair, Neil Wild said about the event: “We are like many organisations adapting to the current […]

Fat Panda First Aid Training provide useful mental online resources

Posted by Yasmin, on April 28, 2020.

As promised please find links below for all of the online resources regarding mental health and learning tools that i spoke about today as well as a couple of other links, which BCOC members may find useful.   https://natalieheeley.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/30-Ways-To-Have-Gratitude-and-Positivity-With-The-Kids.pdf https://www.publichealth.hscni.net/sites/default/files/2020-03/Coronavirus%20Take%205%20A5%204pp%2003_20_0.pdf https://ed.ted.com/earth-school https://blog.ed.ted.com/2020/04/21/earth-school-launched-to-keep-students-connected-to-nature/ Stay safe, stay well, stay focused, stay in touch Best wishes Tricia

Athensis supply first face masks, but demand is ripe

Posted by Yasmin, on April 28, 2020.

We’ve despatched the first 10 of the new batch to Horsefair GP Surgery (assembly now on my kitchen table and not the school!) And we’ve got further requests from: Horsefair Surgery General Practice The Ridings Care Home Green Pastures Nursing Home Chipping Norton Birthing Centre And demand coming in daily. Hoping to get production to […]

No Fluff Communications

Posted by Yasmin, on April 22, 2020.

April Director’s Report

Posted by Yasmin, on March 31, 2020.

I am writing this message the day after the Prime Minister’s extraordinary statement of 23rd March – a statement that takes the country at large and the business community into totally uncharted territory.  I am sure that many of you have already had your businesses defined as “non-essential”, obliging you to close.  Others will either have […]

Sibford School

Posted by Yasmin, on March 30, 2020.

Banbury and District Chamber of Commerce Sponsor Banbury Buzz

Posted by Yasmin, on March 30, 2020.

In these uncertain times Banbury and District Chamber of Commerce are focused on ensuring it’s ‘business as normal’ once restrictions are lifted and our communities look to rebuild. “The Banbury and District Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be supporting the promotion of enterprise, collaboration and connectivity across all sectors of the business community.  Our […]

The Warriner School Business Engagement

Posted by Yasmin, on March 25, 2020.

The Warriner School recognises the vast amount of experience and expertise that local businesses can bring to their school, in terms of inspiring students and linking subjects to ‘real’ careers. Read more >>

Mummy, is the coronavirus going to kill me?

Posted by Yasmin, on March 25, 2020.

Child and educational psychologist Dr Alice Brown explains how you should address children’s fears over the coronavirus. In recent months the coronavirus has dominated the headlines and everyone is talking about it. Rumours and gossip have spread far more quickly than the virus itself and with that comes misinformation, half-truths and, ultimately, fear of the […]

Whitley Stimpson expert welcomes new IR35 tax delay

Posted by Yasmin, on March 25, 2020.

A leading tax expert today welcomed the decision to delay complicated tax changes that will affect thousands of contractors in the private sector. The changes to payroll working rules, known as IR35, were due to be introduced in April this year in a bid to prevent working practices that Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs regarded […]

Coronavirus Advice & Help

Posted by Yasmin, on March 19, 2020.

Coronavirus Support for Businesses as of 22 March 2020 Factsheet of Government Advice The following is from the Government web-site as of 22 March 2020: The Chancellor has set out a package of temporary, timely and targeted measures to support public services, people and businesses through this period of disruption caused by COVID-19. This includes a package […]

Salveo Coaching

Posted by Yasmin, on March 3, 2020.

In a culture where we are so used to ‘popping a pill’ for a quick fix, David Shadlock of Salveo Coaching is passionate about instead empowering people to take leadership of preventative health and wellbeing, in order to improve their quality of life – and he highlights that the first step to this is within […]

Willow hen interiors

Posted by Yasmin, on February 27, 2020.

James Boswell Hair Design

Posted by Yasmin, on February 27, 2020.

Our ethos is to provide a  a 5 star bespoke service and focus solely on our clients needs , as a team we have a passion for cut colouring and styling hair  tailored made for each individual

Form and Flow

Posted by Yasmin, on February 27, 2020.

Meeting room facilities at Bloxham Mill

Posted by Yasmin, on February 27, 2020.

Booking a meeting room at Bloxham Mill could not be simpler. Rooms can be hired with or without catering. We provide: Broadband internet connection Telephone conference facilities Projectors with PC and multi-media connectivity Television Screens Flip charts Air conditioning Refreshments   Meeting rooms Details Price (All prices are Excluding VAT) Oak     Oak Leaf/Tree […]

SPECIAL CORPORATE EVENING WITH TV PRESENTER MARK POUGATCH

Posted by Yasmin, on February 27, 2020.

Banbury Young Homelessness Project (BYHP) have arranged a unique corporate fundraising evening at Sulgrave Manor on Friday, April 17th featuring ITV Sports Presenter Mark Pougatch who will be recounting highlights and anecdotes about his career. The cost of a table for ten is £550 which includes a 3-course meal and a specialised sponsorship package is […]

Learning Resource Centre Launch Event

Posted by Yasmin, on February 27, 2020.

Banbury & Bicester College have made significant investment in a new learning resource centre and would like to invite Banbury Businesses to our launch on Wednesday 11th March. The space includes 3D printer and VR technologies for use in our classrooms as well as the potential for local businesses to collaborate with the local College and […]

Join the Broughton Castle Sportive on SUNDAY 12th JULY

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

Do you like cycling? Are you up to a cycling challenge? Are you a family fun rider? Join the Broughton Castle Sportive on SUNDAY 12th JULY https://www.broughtoncastlesportive.co.uk/ If the answer to any of the above is YES then please come and join them The event 5 routes (all start / end at Broughton Castle) 5 […]

SME’s with legacy IT systems have been given a further year to comply with complex new digital tax rules

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) introduced the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme in April 2019. Since then, most self-employed people and business owners with a turnover above the £85,000 VAT threshold have been forced to file their returns online using specialised software. The move was widely criticised, given small businesses would have to spend hundreds of […]

Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP)

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the funded body set up to drive business growth in the Oxfordshire region has just received funding to support local businesses through both workshops and one-to-one support.   Have a look at the workshops taking place in the County, some of which are Banbury based.    Business Continuity Planning (2-3 hr workshop) Hands-up […]

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SCHOOL GOVERNOR OR A MAT TRUSTEE? 

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

If you think only teachers run schools, think again! The six schools in the Warriner Multi Academy Trust wouldn’t be as successful as they are without the hard work of school governors and trustees. Could you become a trustee or a governor and make a difference to the lives of the children in our care?  […]

Open events coming up at Horton Treatment Centre

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

Open events coming up at Horton Treatment Centre. The events are open to the general public and offer a great opportunity to ask questions of the consultant regarding any issues at all with either hip, knee, foot or ankle. Please let family and friends know that they would be most welcome to attend. Foot and […]

Giving Students Experience of the Workplace in Banbury

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

All schools need to meet the 8 Gatsby benchmarks, which covers quality careers provision in schools.  These benchmarks are now part of the Ofsted inspection and schools need to have made progress with all eight by September 2020. Benchmark 6 covers experiences of the workplace; it is all about given students the opportunities to see […]

Nowhere to hide: why HMRC’s Connect system means keeping your tax affairs in order is more important than ever before

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

Recent reports have shown that HMRC’s sophisticated automated information system, Connect, is being used increasingly frequently to identify income and gains that have not been declared for tax purposes, and the amount of information that HMRC can access to check whether an individual or business is evading tax is growing all the time.   Experts […]

The Wellbeing Treehouse

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

Dr Alice Brown is a family and educational psychologist and director of The Wellbeing Treehouse. Dr Brown empowers parents and teachers to find practical solutions to children’s challenging social, emotional and behavioural difficulties, that promote positive mental health and wellbeing, improve communication and deepen connection. The Wellbeing Treehouse believes in inclusive, collaborative, solution-focused and trauma-informed […]

February Member’s Newsletter

Posted by Yasmin, on February 26, 2020.

Did you miss February’s newsletter? Catch up here  Director’s Report By the time you have read this newsletter we will have Brexited! Whatever your politics and however you will be affected, either personally or via your business, at least we will all know where we vaguely stand. This aside, the nights are starting to draw […]

Is your business resilient?

Posted by Yasmin, on February 23, 2020.

OxLEP and partners are delivering a programme to support business resilience against the key threats facing Oxfordshire businesses, including Brexit. This programme has been developed based on local business engagement which has identified the need and national insight which highlights the key threats to businesses. The programme includes workshops on: ·      Business Continuity […]

Giving Students Experience of the Workplace in Banbury

Posted by Yasmin, on February 23, 2020.

All schools need to meet the 8 Gatsby benchmarks, which covers quality careers provision in schools.  These benchmarks are now part of the Ofsted inspection and schools need to have made progress with all eight by September 2020. Benchmark 6 covers experiences of the workplace; it is all about given students the opportunities to see […]

TheDesignCoop

Posted by Yasmin, on February 4, 2020.

TheDesignCoop is an independent, sole trader ran creative company based in Oxfordshire. Working collaboratively and co-operatively with clients and organisations of all sizes from start-up businesses through to international clients on a variety of projects. Creating and harnessing consistent identities across all of your marketing materials. Whether you’d like an impactful design for print from […]

Free web hosting for Banbury Chamber members

Posted by Banbury Chamber, on January 30, 2020.

Having completed the new website for the Banbury Chamber of Commerce we are now able to provide a brilliant offer to all Banbury Chamber members. Working closely with Andy Davies and Yasmin Kaduji, we are delighted to offer FREE web hosting for all Banbury Chamber members that have a website built with Technique Web before May 2020. […]

Mental health courses at Fat Panda First Aid Training

Posted by Yasmin, on January 30, 2020.

We all have mental health…sometimes good and sometimes not! 1 in 4 people will have a mental health problem at some point in their lifetime. 1 in 5 people take a day off due to stress, of which 90% cite a different reason i.e. migraine, backache, tummy bugs (mhfaengland.org). Anyone can be affected by a […]

Act now if you have not claimed your Marriage Tax Allowance, urges Whitley Stimpson

Posted by Yasmin, on January 30, 2020.

Experts at Whitley Stimpson are urging couples to act now to see if they could get a £900 tax rebate before it’s too late. The Marriage Allowance lets a person transfer £1,250 of their Personal Allowance to their husband, wife, or civil partner – if they are a higher earner. In order to benefit as […]

Deadline for the Cherwell Business Awards 2020 is fast approaching!

Posted by Yasmin, on January 30, 2020.

Time is running out for businesses, business people and charities looking to enter the Cherwell Business Awards 2020, with the deadline of 14 February fast approaching. We would like to encourage you all not to miss the chance to receive the recognition you deserve for your hard work or outstanding contribution to the Cherwell District. […]

Business Partnership Opportunites at Warriner School

Posted by Yasmin, on January 30, 2020.

The Warriner School Business Partnership Opportunities Careers ·         Careers Fair – stands and talks ·         Enrichment days – CV writing and interview skills training / entrepreneurship ·         Mock Interviews ·         Work experience placements ·         Business Mentors   English ·         Sponsorship for school to host Banburyshire Book Event – a Warriner Literary Festival ·         Talks from […]

Dog Show & Quiz at Highmarket House

Posted by Yasmin, on January 26, 2020.

We will be hosting a dog show (very unofficial) for all the friends and family of Highmarket House on the 7th of March at 3PM. Each dog will be given a participation number and will have a chance to be petted by everyone and do a little catwalk (no pun intended). At the end our residents […]

International Women’s Day

Posted by Yasmin, on January 26, 2020.

as part of our International Women’s Day programme we’re offering a free 90-minute restorative yoga session with the lovely Jackie Balchin for the unsung heroes of Banbury – volunteers, carers etc – the people that make Banbury a better place. We’re pushing out via social etc in the coming weeks, but know that you both work […]

Business Resilience Support Programme

Posted by Yasmin, on January 26, 2020.

The support is around ‘Business Resilience’ and my company The Export Department is delivering it between now and the end of March to Oxfordshire-based businesses on behalf of OxLEP. The Export Department is independent from OxLEP and support is impartial and confidential but fully funded by OxLEP. Companies will received up to 9 hours of […]

How to make your child a pension millionaire through stakeholder pension investment

Posted by Yasmin, on January 26, 2020.

Parents and grandparents can create a substantial nest egg for their children, with minimal effort, by being clever with their tax planning. By starting a stakeholder pension fund for each of your children and paying in an amount each month, even though they are not taxpayers, there is considerable tax relief available. That’s the top […]

A Warm Welcome From TEDxBanbury to 2020!

Posted by Yasmin, on January 26, 2020.

As we move closer to event day, and rehearsals are underway, here is a little taster of the fabulous talks and themes our wonderful speakers and performers will be bringing to the stage at TEDxBanbury on Saturday 29 February!!! Each speaker will present a talk from the TEDxBanbury stage for 15 minutes. The event is filmed […]

How Resiliant is Your Business?

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2020.

Queensway School Careers Day, Can You Help?

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2020.

Do you have time to spare on 21st January to talk to Year 4 students and your company/career. At this stage in their lives the school are looking to inspire them into thinking a little bit about their futures and what businesses are in their locality. If you are able to help please email Yasmin […]

Introducing Bloxham Mill Business Centre’s new Centre Manager…

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2020.

I am delighted to be given an opportunity by the Banbury Chamber of Commerce to introduce myself. I am Richard Brown and I am the new Centre Manager at Bloxham Mill Business Centre. Prior to joining Bloxham Mill I worked in both Contract & Stakeholder Management roles for a large FTSE250 Outsourcing Company. During my […]

Ellacotts raise £9,500 for Mind

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2020.

Ellacotts is very proud to announce that we have smashed our £5,000 target and raised a grand total of £9,542 for our Charity of the Year, Mind! We have been busy fundraising by: Hosting two charity quizzes at Banbury United FC Walking a massive 20 miles in one day for our Ellacotts Walkathon Holding lots […]

Whitley Stimpson cautions against being seduced by Pheonixism tax schemes

Posted by Yasmin, on December 18, 2019.

HMRC has issued a warning about so-called ‘phoenixism’ tax avoidance schemes. These seek to avoid income tax charges by winding up a company and claiming the profits at more favourable capital gains tax (CGT) rates, before restarting activities under a new company.   Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in […]

Great Wolf Lodge Oxfordshire

Posted by Yasmin, on December 18, 2019.

What we know so far about the proposed development: Great Wolf Resorts currently have no resorts in Europe. They have identified the UK as a priority market, along with Mexico. Subject to planning being granted, they intend purchasing land by the M40 between junctions 9 and 10, currently occupied by Chesterton Golf Club. If the […]

Cyber Protect Presentation-Thursday 28th 10.30-12

Posted by Yasmin, on December 18, 2019.

Please see below the presentation from the Thames Valley Police Cyber Security event. If you attended the presentation please complete the survey using the link below.   https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/Business-ThamesValley/

What does Banbury need to look like in the future?

Posted by Yasmin, on December 18, 2019.

Revisit Simon Keeping’s presentation from this years BCOC Live. Simon, from Karcher UK spoke about combating the changing landscape of work, technological innovation, consumer behaviour, infrastructure, demographics & societal shifts. See the presentation here: BCOC Nov 21 2019 Simon Keeping presentation

Kentfield Private Finance Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on December 14, 2019.

Athensis

Posted by Yasmin, on December 14, 2019.

BCOC Live 2019

Posted by Yasmin, on November 29, 2019.

Banbury’s Future is bright!   The Town Hall was full last Thursday for Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce annual business event; Preparing Banbury for the Future. Representatives from over 80 businesses and community groups attended to listen to three talks, take part in a panel Question and Answer session and visit local organisations’ trade […]

Work Area Limited Sign One-Year Sponsorship Extension Of Town End Terrace

Posted by Yasmin, on November 25, 2019.

The board of Banbury United are delighted to announce that the clubs Town End terrace will continue to be sponsored by Work Area Limited for the 2019-20 season.   Commenting on the deal, United’s Commercial director Mark Allitt said “I’m extremely pleased that Work Area Limited have decided to continue their sponsorship of a very […]

BIG changes for Banbury Sound

Posted by Yasmin, on November 25, 2019.

Banbury sound have got some big changes planned in December. “Everything is changing in Media- bigger brands, bigger personalities, and new listening platforms. With all this change going on around us Banbury Sound must also change, or we’ll be left behind. The changes we are about to make are a long-term strategic move which will […]

Marks & Clerk LLP

Posted by Yasmin, on November 5, 2019.

Stress Awareness Week

Posted by Yasmin, on October 31, 2019.

W/C Monday 04th November is International Stress Awareness Week and I am reaching out to you today, regarding a Stress Awareness event that is being held on Thursday 07th November from 1030hrs to 1430hrs and is being held at Oxford City FC on Marsh Lane. The event is free to attend, though we are asking […]

360 Wellbeing Events

Posted by Yasmin, on October 31, 2019.

Keeping you updated on worthwhile Events, open Course dates and exciting Announcements as and when they happen.  There are two really worthwhile events taking place in the next couple of weeks, that we feel you would truly benefit from; On Wednesday 30th October there is our first ever “SME Mental Health Awareness” Workshop which is […]

Ellacotts raise £2,000 for Mind at charity quiz!

Posted by Yasmin, on October 31, 2019.

Ellacotts is very excited to announce that our Charity Quiz has raised £2,000 for our Charity of the Year, Mind!   On Thursday 10 October, which was #WorldMentalHealthDay, over 110 people took part in the pub style quiz at Banbury United Football Club. Teams were challenged with 9 rounds of trivia and enjoyed a fish […]

Whitley Stimpson Invests in the Best for Professional Development

Posted by Yasmin, on October 31, 2019.

Leading accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson is continuing its investment in young talent by welcoming 16 new recruits to join their offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney. Human resources manager Tracy Williams said: “We are delighted to be welcoming the 16 new starters to the business, where they will bring real benefits for our clients […]

Stagecoach in Oxfordshire

Posted by Yasmin, on October 30, 2019.

Best Food Logistics

Posted by Yasmin, on October 30, 2019.

BCOC Live 2019 announces keynote speakers

Posted by Yasmin, on October 30, 2019.

Banbury Chamber of Commerce are delighted to announce the speakers for their BCOC Live Event on Thursday 21 November from 9am at Banbury Town Hall. As well as networking, an opportunity to browse exhibition stands, attendees will find out what Banbury businesses are doing to ensure the future looks bright for employees, customers and the […]

Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air training course

Posted by Yasmin, on September 30, 2019.

Logicom Hub Ltd is hosting a 3 Day Full training course for the Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Air in Banbury on the 21st – 23rd October.  The cost of the cost is £470.00 per learner. I would like to open this up to Banbury Chamber members that do international shipping of dangerous goods with a 15% […]

Whitley Stimpson declared one of Britain’s Top 10 accountancy employers

Posted by Yasmin, on September 18, 2019.

One of the largest independent accountancy practice and business advisers in the area, Whitley Stimpson, has been named as one of the country’s best employers within its profession. The company, which has offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney, has been shortlisted as one of the Best Employers in the 2019 Accountancy Age Awards. This […]

Update on Castle Quay Waterfront works – closure of Spiceball Leisure Centre footbridge

Posted by Yasmin, on September 18, 2019.

We are writing today to advise you that due to ongoing construction works for Castle Quay Waterfront, the Spiceball Leisure Centre footbridge will be closing from Monday 23 September. This is a temporary closure, and is necessary to allow the construction of a car park which will form part of the new Lidl store.  We […]

BWIB Annual Conference and Awards 2019 Promises to be the Best Ever!

Posted by Yasmin, on September 15, 2019.

Have you got your ticket yet for the BWIB Annual Conference and Awards 2019 on 24 September at Wroxton House Hotel? This year it is going to be amazing, not only is there a fantastic line up of finalists to recognise and celebrate their achievements but also Cerys Nelmes, a stand-up comedian will host the […]

Enterprising help needed for students!

Posted by Yasmin, on September 2, 2019.

Jennifer Fernbank at Meadowbrook College is calling on all excluded students: ‘I am a teacher at Meadowbrook College, West Bar, Banbury and work with students who have been permanently excluded from school. I will be teaching a new course from September, BTEC Tech Award in Enterprise. As part of the course students need to complete […]

Driving Skills Event

Posted by Yasmin, on September 2, 2019.

Banbury Advanced Motorists & The Rotary Club Banbury Cherwell Sunday 22nd September 10.00am to 4.00pm in the Market Place, Banbury All welcome to take part £5.00 per car, approx 30 mins for eight driving disciplines   Reversing skills, parallel parking, reversing into a garage box, etc. Skills tests supervised and marked by Institute of Advanced […]

CQ2 Updates – September

Posted by Yasmin, on September 2, 2019.

Banbury set to become a haven for foodies Last month, Lock29, a unique, creative food & drink and leisure space that will fill 30,000 sq ft of the former BHS store, was unveiled to the public. It was revealed soon after that farmer-led food provenance champion Happerley had chosen Lock29 as the location for its […]

The VAT domestic reverse charge

Posted by Yasmin, on September 2, 2019.

On 1 October, the VAT domestic reverse charge comes into effect for the building and construction industry as part of a government clamp-down on VAT fraud. The reverse charge does not change the VAT liability: it changes the way that VAT is accounted for. In future the recipient of the services, rather than the supplier, […]

HS2 and your business

Posted by Yasmin, on September 2, 2019.

Being a good neighbour to communities includes working closely with local businesses based along the route of the new railway. We recognise the value that local businesses can bring to the Project and want to help maximise the benefits we can deliver for local communities. Onboard with local business During peak construction we’ll require 30,000 […]

BCOC Live 2019: Preparing Banbury for the Future

Posted by Yasmin, on August 22, 2019.

What does Banbury need to look like in the future to combat the changing landscape of work, technological innovation, consumer behaviour, demographics and societal shifts?  Are you ready? BCOC Live returns this year with a focus on preparing for the future of Banbury. In particular, this event will be looking at the challenges of an […]

Instagram Masterclass

Posted by Yasmin, on August 12, 2019.

Whether you are a beginner or a regular user we can guide you through the myriad of things you can do with Instagram. Correct profile set up Look of your grid Finding your Ideal Client Hashtags Content planning Stories Hints, tips and tricks And so much more To attend this course you will need your […]

Free web hosting offer extended for Banbury Chamber members

Posted by Yasmin, on August 7, 2019.

FREE website hosting for Banbury Chamber members* Having completed the new website for the Banbury Chamber of Commerce we are now able to provide a brilliant offer to all Banbury Chamber members. Working closely with Technique Web, we are delighted to offer FREE web hosting for all Banbury Chamber members that have a website built […]

New Mental Health Workshop Specifically For Smaller Businesses

Posted by Yasmin, on August 6, 2019.

360Wellbeing follows news of their recent arrival, with the announcement of a new low-cost mental health workshop, that is aimed at Oxfordshire’s Sole Traders, Micro Businesses and SME’s.  360Wellbeing has launched a new Mental Health Workshop aimed specifically at the smaller business, bringing together essential mental health knowledge, coping strategies and self-care techniques to empower […]

New Workplace Mental Health Support Launches

Posted by Yasmin, on July 20, 2019.

Today sees the launch of 360Wellbeing, a new mental health support company in Oxfordshire, providing its workplace mental health services to businesses and organisations that require guidance, training and on-going support for the wellbeing of its employee’s, whilst reducing costs.  This is not your standard new business launch though, it sees the merger of two […]

OXON Physiotherapy

Posted by Yasmin, on July 16, 2019.

OXON Physiotherapy is a private physiotherapy clinic that provides high quality evidence based physiotherapy, pilates, sports massage and acupuncture treatment to everyone, from the general public to elite athletes. All our Physiotherapists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Councils (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapist’s (CSP). We are registered with most Major […]

Whitley Stimpson’s Payroll Manager earns place on Prestigious Reward 300 index

Posted by Yasmin, on July 9, 2019.

Whitley Simpson logo

Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices and business advisers in the area, are delighted that their Payroll Manager, Tracy Gill, has been included in the category of ‘50 Leaders within the Knowledge and Professional Services’ on the prestigious Reward 300 2019 Index.   The industry media brand ‘Reward Strategy’ recognises and celebrates […]

PRESS RELEASE: Banbury United & Modex Sponsorship

Posted by Yasmin, on July 9, 2019.

MODEX JOIN FORCES WITH THE PURITANS IN TWO-YEAR DUGOUT SPONSORSHIP DEAL The board of Banbury United Football Club are delighted to announce a two-year sponsorship deal with Modex until the end of the 2021 season.  The deal is worth a four-figure sum to the club over the next two seasons.   Modex, an International Exhibitions and […]

Surge in HMRC fraud blamed on the digital tax system

Posted by Yasmin, on July 9, 2019.

Tax experts have said the “digitisation” of Britain’s tax regime has opened the doors for scammers to take advantage of gaps in HMRC’s technology. Phone scams targeting taxpayers have risen dramatically, with more than 100,000 reported to HM Revenue and customer (HMRC) in 2018-19 alone. Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in […]

Jamie Briggs Tour 2019

Posted by Yasmin, on July 7, 2019.

CASTLE BARBERS – A CUT ABOVE THE REST – IN TWO-YEAR DEAL WITH THE PURITANS!

Posted by Yasmin, on June 29, 2019.

The board of Banbury United Football Club are delighted to announce a two-year sponsorship deal with Castle Barbers until the end of the 2021 season. The deal will mean Castle Barbers becoming the official Barber sponsor of the club giving discounts on haircuts to members, fans and players!   Ahmad Hamo, the Managing Director of […]

WALRAVEN EXTEND SUPPORT EVEN FURTHER IN TWO-YEAR AWAY KIT DEAL UNTIL 2021

Posted by Yasmin, on June 7, 2019.

The Board of Banbury United Football club is extremely pleased to announce that Walraven have reaffirmed their commitment to the club by signing a two-year away kit extension through to the end of the 2000/21 season.  The deal is worth a five-figure sum to the Puritans in that period. Commenting on the deal, United’s Commercial […]

Dementia Friends Sessions

Posted by Yasmin, on June 7, 2019.

As promised in the visit I would like to offer to all members of the Chamber and their businesses Dementia Friends Sessions, I have done the training to be a Dementia Friends Champion with the Alzheimer’s Society in order to be able to offer this. It is a short training of 45-60 minutes where information […]

Major shift in VAT legislation looming for construction firms

Posted by Yasmin, on June 7, 2019.

Building firms are being alerted to ensure they are aware of new VAT legislation set to be introduced later in the year. The VAT reverse charge for construction services removes the need for the supplier to charge VAT on an invoice. Instead, the customer becomes responsible for the charge themselves. The aim is to avoid […]

Ellacotts promotes Agriculture Partner

Posted by Yasmin, on June 7, 2019.

Ellacotts LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers is delighted to announce the promotion of Agriculture Director, Joanne Wright, to Partner from 1 June 2019. The promotion is a further expansion to the firm’s Agriculture and Property team, which is one of the largest in the region with over 40 professionals and now 4 Partners dedicated […]

Business Sales Plus

Posted by Yasmin, on May 28, 2019.

Lorraine Kelly’s tax victory raises important issues for freelancers and businesses

Posted by Yasmin, on May 28, 2019.

Whitley Simpson logo

Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, are keen to highlight that the HMRC is not always right when it comes to important issues surrounding small businesses, freelancers, and the off-payroll working (IR35) tax rules.   This comes as TV presenter Lorraine Kelly has succeeded in overturning demands for a £1.2m […]

BWIB Awards are now OPEN

Posted by Yasmin, on May 27, 2019.

We are very excited to announce that the 2019 BWIB Awards are now open for nominations! The Awards are your chance to shine (or to nominate someone fabulous!) and this year we have the following categories: Bloxham Mill Business Centre – New Business Award Edd Frost & Daughters – Going the Extra Mile Award Designed by Howie – […]

Community Club Lottery

Posted by Yasmin, on May 14, 2019.

Puritans launch fundraising lottery to support club’s community projects The £1-a-ticket lottery will give supporters of United – the sporting heart of Banbury – the chance to win cash prizes every week while helping the club’s development, especially its youth and community work. The lottery is sponsored by John Nicholls and we are grateful to […]

10km Rough Runner

Posted by Yasmin, on May 14, 2019.

Ella Barrington, Managing Director of Corse Concierge is taking on the 10K rough runner. Here’s what Ella had to say: “Please forgive the blatant request for money! I’m running the 10k Rough Runner next week at Great Tew with The Oxford Collective. We’re raising funds for Maggie’s Centre in Oxford.    ***Mascara-warning*** The link below explains […]

Exclusive rates at The George Inn

Posted by Yasmin, on May 12, 2019.

Charity Skydive

Posted by Yasmin, on May 12, 2019.

Paul Jarvis from KMS Litho Ltd is doing a charity skydive to raise funds for The Horton Hospital. Paul’s donation webpage is: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/pauljarvis63 Good Luck Paul from everybody at Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce

9-2-3 Jobs has reached the finals of the Best Small Employer in Working Families’ Best Practice Awards

Posted by Yasmin, on May 10, 2019.

The shortlist for the annual Best Practice Awards has been announced today by work life balance charity Working Families.  Oxfordshire recruitment agency 9-2-3 Jobs has been named as a finalist in the Best Small Employer category of the Working Families’ Best Practice Awards. Employers large and small from many sectors compete annually to reach the […]

The George Inn Barford St Michael

Posted by Yasmin, on May 8, 2019.

The George Inn is a charming 17th Century thatched pub and guesthouse in Barford St Michael, not far from Oxford on the edge of the Cotswolds. Following a complete refurbishment in 2017 and now under new ownership and management, The George Inn brings to life the true essence of a country pub, serving a broad variety […]

Ellacotts expands Private Client Tax team

Posted by Yasmin, on May 1, 2019.

Ellacotts LLP Chartered Accountants and Business Advisers are delighted to announce two new appointments to their Tax and Wealth Planning team. Jennie Brown joined as Director of Private Client Tax Services on 1 April and Kathryn Walshaw joined on 25 March as Private Client Tax Manager. The appointments are a significant addition to Ellacotts and […]

Public trusts accountants over politicians on tax

Posted by Yasmin, on April 26, 2019.

Recent research has shown that, when it comes to tax systems, the public has greater trust in the professionals – including accountants and tax advisers – than it does in politicians and non-government organisations (NGOs). The G20 Public trust in tax 2019 survey found that 55% of the general public report the highest level of […]

Broughton Castle Sportive

Posted by Yasmin, on April 26, 2019.

The Rotary Club of Banbury Cherwell organise an annual Charity Cycle Sportive starting at Boughton Castle. This is open to everyone young and old. With 3 major routes: 100 miles; 50 miles and 20 miles and a 5.5 mile Family Fun Ride all through the beautiful Cotswolds countryside. Companies can put in a Team and […]

Local Solicitor Appointed To The Bench

Posted by Yasmin, on April 26, 2019.

Law firm Brethertons LLP is delighted to announce that one of their Partners, Matthew Montanaro, has been appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge. Matthew Montanaro a Partner in the Child Care Team was appointed to the Midlands Circuit on the 13 March 2019. Matthew qualified as a Solicitor in 2006 and joined Brethertons […]

Brethertons Doubles Size of Partnership

Posted by Yasmin, on April 26, 2019.

Top 200 law firm, Brethertons Solicitors has promoted nine members of staff to partner, effectively doubling the size of the Partnership in one fell swoop. Joining the Partnership are lawyers Amy Edwards; (Employment and Company Commercial), Tom Ansell; (Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property), Daniel Boyle; (Wills, Trusts and Probate), and Matthew Montanaro; (Children and Care). […]

Atherton BMS Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on April 24, 2019.

I’m an independent management systems consultant covering environment, quality and health & safety management system standards.   I work with small to medium business to help improve their management system performance, conducting gap analysis and implementation projects as well as ongoing support such as internal auditing.  I’ve worked for Certification Bodies for over 15 years, […]

Castle Quay 2 Update

Posted by Yasmin, on April 8, 2019.

Short-term arrangements to supplement parking whilst the development is in progress Some of the parking provision in Banbury will be unavailable during certain phases of construction, and this has started with the closure of the Spiceball Park north car parks (to vehicles, no pedestrians). There is alternative long stay parking in Compton Road, Bolton Road […]

New Appointment for Dispute Resolution Team at Brethertons

Posted by Yasmin, on April 1, 2019.

Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP grows its Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Chartered Legal Executive George Smith. George brings a wealth knowledge to the Dispute Resolution team, with expertise in dealing with contested Wills, disappointed beneficiaries and executors in claims for and against estates. George has practiced since 1994 and qualified as a […]

Brethertons Expand Team of Legal Experts in Dispute Resolution

Posted by Yasmin, on April 1, 2019.

Top 200 law firm Brethertons LLP expands its Dispute Resolution team with appointment of Susan Ellis as Associate Solicitor. Susan brings a wealth expertise to the Dispute Resolution team, specialising in housing, leasehold management and residential property litigation. She has acted for a wide range of private landlords, managing agents, leaseholders, local authorities and housing […]

Jaguar Heritage Swallow Sidecar Restoration Project

Posted by Yasmin, on April 1, 2019.

VIP launch of the Activate Learning and Jaguar Heritage Swallow Sidecar Restoration Project being undertaken by students from Banbury and Bicester College. Michael Quinn, Grandson of Sir William Lyons will be hosting the launch and Jaguar Heritage Trustees will also be in attendance.  We are also inviting organisations who are involved in classics/vintage restorations and who are already working with Activate […]

AG PRODUCTS

Posted by Yasmin, on April 1, 2019.

UNFORGETTABLE THE MILL THEATRE, BANBURY

Posted by Yasmin, on March 29, 2019.

FRI 7TH JUNE 2019 7PM – TICKETS £10 AVAILABLE FROM THE MILL THEATRE The Banbury Therapy Group is 10 years old this year and to celebrate, we are proud to bring Unforgettable to the Banbury Mill Theatre. Unforgettable is a cabaret show from storyteller/singer Cat Weatherill and comedian/ singer Ruth Graham, which brings the taboo […]

Inaugural ABC Networking meeting

Posted by Yasmin, on March 23, 2019.

Thanks to everybody who came to our inaugural ABC Networking meeting on Tuesday at Banbury and Bicester College. Thanks also to Banbury Guardian for some great 📸 Will you be our second event on June 26th?  

Citizens Advice North Oxon and South Northants

Posted by Yasmin, on March 18, 2019.

Capital

Posted by Yasmin, on March 18, 2019.

Work Area Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on March 13, 2019.

Fat Panda First Aid Training LTD

Posted by Yasmin, on March 13, 2019.

Fat Panda First Aid Training was founded by Patricia and Aileen….hence the name  Our aim was to make first aid training an enjoyable, fun experience by providing professional, interactive training to small groups of students. We promote a ‘Train for Life’ mindset, where our students are encouraged to become champions for first aid training within […]

Horton Hospitals Charity

Posted by Yasmin, on March 5, 2019.

Damon Boughen Horton Hospitals Charity Unipart House Garsington Road Oxford England OX4 2GQ 01865743444 charity@ouh.nhs.uk

A2b Castle Cars Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on March 5, 2019.

Is your business looking for staff?

Posted by Yasmin, on February 28, 2019.

Promote your vacancies at Banbury Job Fair. FREE stands available to all employers. Meet potential employees and local organisations who can help drive your business forward. Learn more about apprenticeships and local training opportunities. Date: Friday 8 March, 10.30am to 2pm Venue: Banbury Town Hall, Bridge Street, Banbury OX16 5QB For further details and to book a […]

New Appointment for Brethertons Employment Team

Posted by Yasmin, on February 28, 2019.

Brethertons is pleased to welcome Roy Magara as an Associate to their Employment team. Roy brings a wealth of expertise in both contentious and advisory elements of the law including discrimination, whistleblowing claims, restrictive covenants, breach of contract claims, settlement agreements, unfair dismissal claims and harassment claims. He is a specialist Associate with Higher Rights offering our […]

Warriner School

Posted by Yasmin, on February 18, 2019.

Whitley Stimpson urges landlords to consider action ahead of rising taxes in 2020

Posted by Yasmin, on February 11, 2019.

Thousands of landlords could be hit with much higher tax bills when they come to sell their properties, as a result of budget tax changes to be implemented in 2020.   Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, with offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney, says […]

Valentine Special

Posted by Yasmin, on February 11, 2019.

£99 to love your wardrobe again Reclaim your morning with an organised wardrobe at the end of the session We will create an interchangeable wardrobe for the new you ! Know your style and love your uniform I’m passionate about making your wardrobe work for you   Get in touch for more details Jacky Jacky […]

Will your business be ready for Making Tax Digital?

Posted by Yasmin, on February 11, 2019.

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Making Tax Digital (MTD) comes into effect on 1 April and now is the time to start planning to ensure your business will be compliant. MTD will apply to UK VAT registered businesses with a turnover above £85,000. Businesses will need to keep digital records and submit VAT returns to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) using […]

Westminster Group PLC

Posted by Yasmin, on February 5, 2019.

   

Doddy had the last laugh – but you might not be so lucky

Posted by Yasmin, on January 29, 2019.

Whitley Stimpson are urging people not to become complacent over Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning, as legal experts predict the number of deathbed weddings will soar this year.* An increasing number of co-habiting couples will attempt to safeguard their finances by following the example of the late comedian Sir Ken Dodd. Dodd passed away last year, but married […]

New Members Welcome

Posted by Yasmin, on January 29, 2019.

We’d like to give a big welcome to our newest members: Tactical Tuition Limited (First Aid) Banbury Museum Trust Pepperprint Banbury Limited 76 media ltd Tim Clarke Performance Coaching WEBSITE ENERGIZERS Capture Point Ltd The Kitchen, Farnborough We look forward to seeing you all at our upcoming events.

Centenary of The Peoples Park

Posted by Yasmin, on January 29, 2019.

On 14th July, the Town Council is arranging a fantastic celebration of the centenary of the Peoples Park, involving a grand procession (headed by a fine lady on a white horse), and it is hoped that the Park itself, will be crowded with stalls, activities and that the people of Banbury, for whom the Park […]

Activate Learning Banbury & Bicester College

Posted by Yasmin, on January 29, 2019.

The Kitchen, Farnborough

Posted by Yasmin, on January 28, 2019.

Joanna Robinson The Kitchen Main street, Farnborough Banbury Warwickshire OX17 1DZ Email address:jo@indulging.co.uk Phone:01295690888

Capture Point Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on January 14, 2019.

Website Energizers

Posted by Yasmin, on January 14, 2019.

Website Energizers is a friendly Digital Marketing agency. Our team of passionate professionals work tirelessly to get you noticed on the Internet. Our Digital marketing services include Website Design, Search Engine Optimisation, Google Ads Account management and Social Media Campaign Management. Who do we help? What types of business would we like to talk to? […]

Unexplored Films

Posted by Yasmin, on January 14, 2019.

Unexplored Films is an independent production company that brings your story to life through beautiful and engaging video content. We work with a very diverse range of clients and industries (corporate, commercial, social, travel, lifestyle, charity/NGO and food to name a few) and always make sure we fully understand their passions and objectives before we shoot a […]

Prospect Personnel Solutions Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on January 14, 2019.

Prospect Personnel are an established, Banbury-based Recruitment Agency, specialising in Temporary & Permanent, office-based, industrial and finance staffing solutions within Oxfordshire, Northamptonshire & Warwickshire. Prospect were formed in June 2010 by Sarah Hart and Sharon Mallinson who, through their combined passion for people and recruitment, have built a highly reputable recruitment agency, with a client […]

Tim Clarke Performance Coaching

Posted by Yasmin, on January 14, 2019.

BANBURY SOUL CLUB SETS UP NEW HOME AT COMMUNITY CLUB

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2019.

Banbury United Community Football Club are delighted to announce that The Banbury Soul Club will be moving to Banbury United and using the venue for all its events from 2019 onwards. The Banbury Soul Club was formed in 2003 and has a great following in the town, raising money for many local charities in that […]

Brethertons strengthens Company Commercial offering welcoming specialist lawyer

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2019.

Brethertons are excited to welcome Enrique Green, Foreign Qualified Argentinian Lawyer (Abogado), to its Company Commercial team. Enrique’s specialist experience extends to work in Entertainment, IP and Corporate Law as well as wide experience in in-house legal advice at multinational companies and all legal aspects of corporate business activities. Having moved to England in 2014, […]

Become a Katharine House Trustee today.

Posted by Yasmin, on January 5, 2019.

  Become a Katharine House Trustee today. Could you make a significant contribution to the running of Katharine House Hospice? With your knowledge, skills and experience, as well as the time you give, you’ll play a key role in enabling us to achieve our aim of ensuring everyone affected by a life-limiting illness receives the […]

Warning to seek advice if proposed probate fees hike goes ahead

Posted by Yasmin, on December 2, 2018.

The Government is pressing ahead with plans to implement a massive hike in probate fees which could cost some families thousands of pounds more than current levels. If the controversial proposals go ahead from as early as the next financial year, estates worth up to £1m will incur a fee of up to £2,500 while […]

BCOC Live 2018

Posted by Yasmin, on November 26, 2018.

A HUGE thank you to all of our attendees, speakers, panelists, and exhibitors who made this year’s BCOC Live event a success. We hope you all had a great time, take a look back at the day.

BCOC LIVE! 2018 A BETTER-CONNECTED BANBURY

Posted by Yasmin, on November 19, 2018.

With 100 delegates confirmed for Thursday’s BCOC Live, anticipation is high for the Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce annual symposium entitled ‘A Better-Connected Banbury’. The Chamber has been encouraging the town’s businesses to be well prepared for the anticipated growth in population and employment over the next generation.  This includes building for housing and […]

Pepperprint Banbury Limited

Posted by Yasmin, on November 10, 2018.

   

Banbury Museum Trust

Posted by Yasmin, on November 10, 2018.

Tactical Tuition Limited (First Aid)

Posted by Yasmin, on November 10, 2018.

   

Young Enterprise

Posted by Yasmin, on October 24, 2018.

There are is a one–day event happening soon in Oxfordshire which we would love to invite you to! As you know, Young Enterprise is all about making connections between school and the world of work and enabling young people to develop the knowledge and attitudes they need to succeed.   In order to confirm your attendance, please […]

Bloxham Mill Meeting & Conference Rooms

Posted by Yasmin, on October 24, 2018.

Great spaces to do business in…

Aston Martin Visit 2018

Posted by Yasmin, on October 22, 2018.

BCOC LIVE! 2018 A BETTER-CONNECTED BANBURY

Posted by Yasmin, on October 15, 2018.

Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the town’s businesses to be prepared for huge population and employment growth within Banbury and Oxfordshire over the next generation. Analysis by the Chamber of the District’s Local Plan reveals Banbury is set to accommodate at least an additional 7,000 dwellings and an additional 120 acres of […]

Butterflies Healthcare have once again been selected as finalists in the Beauty Awards.

Posted by Yasmin, on October 7, 2018.

Best New Eye Product: Eye Care Cosmetics Powder Eyeshadow Best New Face Product: Eye Care Cosmetics Complexion Perfecting Veil Best New Hands & Nails Product: Eye Care Cosmetics Top Coat Gel+ “If you could spare a few seconds to vote we would be very grateful. You don’t have to vote for all the categories, but […]

Whitley Stimpson raises awareness of rising taxes for landlords

Posted by Yasmin, on October 2, 2018.

Buy-to-let investors face an extra 3% stamp duty charge, meaning fewer are entering the market or buying additional properties, according to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. (RICS) Experts at Whitley Stimpson, one of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area, with offices in Banbury, Bicester, High Wycombe and Witney, say it is important […]

New Appointment for Brethertons Employment Team

Posted by Yasmin, on October 2, 2018.

Brethertons is pleased to welcome Emma Fyson as a Senior Associate to their Employment team.   Emma joins Brethertons from Deloitte LLP where she held the position of Employment Legal Counsel. Prior to that, Emma was a Senior Solicitor within AXA UK’s Group Legal team.   Emma’s decade of experience working for large companies combined with […]

Ellacotts and Brethertons run charity quiz in aid of Mind

Posted by Yasmin, on October 2, 2018.

Ellacotts and Brethertons are teaming up to run a joint charity quiz on Thursday 18 October in aid of Mind. With both firms supporting Mind this year it made sense to join resources and try and raise as much money as possible to support the fantastic work that the charity does. The quiz will take place […]

WORK AREA FAMILY ENJOY DAY WITH SPENCER THE PURITAN!

Posted by Yasmin, on September 26, 2018.

WORK AREA FAMILY ENJOY DAY WITH SPENCER THE PURITAN! Neil Hancox, Managing Director of Banbury United’s sponsors Work Area Ltd, and his children Charleigh and Konnor were recent visitors to the Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium. United’s new club mascot Spencer the Puritan, who is now a regular fixture at all United’s home matches, was […]

BWIB Awards

Posted by Yasmin, on September 26, 2018.

Inspirational speakers enrich the 2018 BWIB Awards Samantha Murray, British Modern Pentathlete and Silver Olympic Medallist enthralled attendees at the Banbury Women in Business Awards and Conference on Tuesday 11 September. Samantha, guided the room through her journey in becoming a pentathlete. How she overcame her fears of shooting a gun to be named in […]

The Mill Arts Centre

Posted by Yasmin, on September 25, 2018.

   

Cherwell Independent Mortgages Limited

Posted by Yasmin, on September 25, 2018.

Cherwell Independent Mortgages are an independent mortgage brokerage offering whole of market with access to more lenders than anyone else, with this access we are able to offer market leading rates. Paul Kielman CeMAP is the mortgage advisor, he is friendly, honest and professional and offers his mortgage clients a hassle free service, taking the […]

Hook Norton Brewery Members Tour

Posted by Yasmin, on September 23, 2018.

A great tour enjoyed by some of our lovely members!

Kannegiesser UK Ltd. has named Dr Paul Morley as their new Director of Supertrack and Health & Safety

Posted by Yasmin, on September 10, 2018.

Kannegiesser UK Ltd. has named Dr Paul Morley as their new Director of Supertrack and Health & Safety. Dr Morley, will work to guide the enthusiastic and innovative developments in Design, Project Management, Research & Development, Manufacturing and Installation. He will also be responsible for implementing new organisational strategies, focussing on the creation of new […]

Tour of Parliament Event- September 2018

Posted by Yasmin, on September 10, 2018.

Victoria Prentis MP welcomed a group of 15 members of the Banbury Chamber of Commerce to the Houses of Parliament this week to see the process of democracy being exercised first hand.  As well as an excellent tour of the opulent Palace of Westminster, learning some of the history of  the nation’s seat of government […]

Banbury Museum Networking Event with SEMLEP

Posted by Yasmin, on September 10, 2018.

BWIB Awards Finalists 2018 Announced

Posted by Yasmin, on September 6, 2018.

This year’s finalists for the Banbury Women in Business Awards have been announced. Now in the ninth year, the prestigious awards represent and acknowledge the accomplishments of the finest business women currently working in the town. The 2018 finalists are:   Bloxham Mill Business Centre – New Business Award Garuda Yoga Corse Concierge SeeLocal Ltd […]

Increase in interest rates

Posted by Yasmin, on September 6, 2018.

On Thursday 2 August 2018 the Bank of England base rate increased from 0.50% to 0.75%. Mark Carney, the Bank of England’s governor, said there would be further “gradual” and “limited” rate rises to come. Some analysts are taking this to mean one or two more increases of 0.25% over the next two years. To […]

Shand Financial Consultancy Ltd

Posted by Yasmin, on September 4, 2018.

BWIB Awards Nominations Extended! Closing date 27 August 2018 

Posted by Yasmin, on August 24, 2018.

Last chance to nominate and enter this year’s BWIB Awards – closing date 27 August 2018  The Awards are your chance to shine (or to nominate someone fabulous!) and this year we have the following categories: Bloxham Mill Business Centre – New Business Award Edd Frost & Daughters – Going the Extra Mile Award Designed […]

Whitley Stimpson underlines its continued commitment to recruitment

Posted by Yasmin, on August 24, 2018.

Local accountancy firm Whitley Stimpson underlines its continued commitment to recruitment   One of the largest independent accountancy practices in the area has underlined its continued commitment to recruit more staff.   Whitley Stimpson is looking to employ a number of trainees, including a mixture of school leavers and graduates, who will have the opportunity […]

Hello Fresh Event 16th August 2018

Posted by Yasmin, on August 24, 2018.

Thursday 16th August provided another fantastic event for our members at Hello Fresh. The tour was a fantastic opportunity and was supported as usual by our engaged members. Our upcoming events can be found here.

A leading property agency has made a new appointment in Banbury to strengthen its expanding residential department

Posted by Yasmin, on August 20, 2018.

Fisher German, which has regional offices in Banbury, Bedford and Thame, has welcomed Toby Harris to its sales team having spent the last 20 years successfully selling property in the Banburyshire area. He joins the team from Strutt and Parker and brings a wealth of experience after dealing with a wide variety of property, ranging […]

Ellacotts is delighted to launch a new cloud accounting website

Posted by Yasmin, on August 20, 2018.

Ellacotts is delighted to launch a new cloud accounting website: www.ellacottscloudsolutions.co.uk.   Having been at the forefront of internet based accounting solutions for many years, and with just over six months to go until Making Tax Digital (MTD) comes into force, Ellacotts is aiming to raise awareness of how Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) […]

Higham’s Mortgage and Protection to become Banbury United’s pre-match kit sponsor until 2020

Posted by Yasmin, on August 20, 2018.

The board of Banbury United Football Club are delighted to announce, that Higham’s Mortgage and Protection will sponsor the first team’s pre-match kit for the 2018-19 and 2019-20 seasons. Dale Higham, owner of Higham’s Mortgage and Protection, has helped many local people achieve their all-important property investment, from first time buyers and home movers to […]