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OxLEP Business Marketplace and Celebration 2024

OxLEP Business is delighted to be hosting a Marketplace and Celebration this year in October 2024 delivered with support from the Institute of Directors.

Designed to bring together and celebrate Oxfordshire’s business community, this event will showcase the Oxfordshire SMEs that have been supported by OxLEP Business since April 2022 in both a Marketplace and an Awards evening.

Please note this is an invitation only event due to limited numbers but any business in Oxfordshire which has had support from OxLEP Business since April 2022 can enter the awards and express an interest in having a marketplace exhibitor place. If you would like to do so, please email business@oxfordshirelep.com

If you are interested in becoming an event supporter for the Marketplace and Celebration 2024, please email business@oxfordshirelep.com for more information.

The Marketplace will start at 3:00pm and take place until 5:00pm, with the Celebration Awards starting at 5:30PM to 8:00pm. 

If you would like to be a marketplace exhibitor:

Exhibitors will be able to display materials, bring samples, conduct market research and showcase the breadth of the products and services that Oxfordshire SMEs provide. Please note that sales are not permitted at the event.

If you would like to apply to exhibit at the event, you will need to:

  • Be a client of OxLEP Business since April 2022
  • Describe what you will display/bring to your stand, e.g. samples, materials, competitions, demonstrations, etc.

There are a limited number of exhibition spaces and these cost £50 (plus VAT). For more information, please email business@oxfordshirelep.com  To apply for an exhibition stand and register your interest.

If you are interested in being an Event Supporter, please email business@oxfordshirelep.com before 31st July 2024 for more details.

If you would like to nominate your business in the awards, please email business@oxfordshirelep.com for an entry pack. Please note businesses may enter more than one category.

 

To confirm your attendance to the OxLEP Marketplace Celebration or otherwise please fill in the form below. Thank you

Awards Categories 2024

Socially Responsible Business of the Year

The Socially Responsible Business of the Year Award, sponsored by The Sky Wave Distilling Co, recognises businesses demonstrating exceptional commitment to sustainable, ethical, and socially responsible practices.

Employer of the Year

The Employer of the Year Award, sponsored by The Motivation Agency, recognises businesses that demonstrate an exceptional commitment to their employees and workplace wellbeing.

Growth Business of the Year

The Growth Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Howden, recognises and celebrates businesses that have achieved strength and stability.

Environmentally Sustainable Business of the Year

The Environmentally Sustainable Business of the Year Award, sponsored by ALP Synergy, recognises businesses that have demonstrated a commitment to and achievement of environmental sustainability.

Innovator of the Year

The Innovator of the Year Award, sponsored by P3MO, is an accolade designed to recognise businesses that have demonstrated innovation in their products, services, or business processes.

Business Leader of the Year

The Business Leader of the Year Award, sponsored by the Institute of Directors, celebrates leadership and vision in the business community.

Start-up of the Year

The Start-up of the Year Award, sponsored by Cypher, is an esteemed recognition dedicated to celebrating emerging businesses that have recently launched and can already demonstrate success and stability.

Exporter of the Year

The Exporter of the Year Award, sponsored by Stephen Spencer + Associates, is designed to recognise and celebrate businesses that have demonstrated growth and expansion in overseas markets.

Entry Information

With thanks to our 2024 awards sponsors and supporters

Awards Sponsors 

Event Sponsors

Additional Information