The Oxfordshire LEP New Business Award

This award is open to any Oxfordshire-based business that started trading after 1 January 2019.

Entries are Closed

Entry to the Oxfordshire Business Awards 2022 will open on Thursday 2 December 2021. Entries close on Monday 14 March 2022. 

The judges will be looking for evidence of: 
  • How the start-up was achieved
  • How effectively the business has operated in-light of the pandemic, given it launched so close to the Covid-19 outbreak
  • The strength and stability of the business, particularly given the emergence of Covid-19
  • An understanding of the market in which the business operates
  • How the business has embraced innovation, supporting it to be as productive as it can be 
  • In-light of the pandemic, demonstrating how the business ‘pivoted’ – or even diversified – its original business model to support its ongoing continuity 
  • A vision and strategy for future development
  • Plans for growth, including workforce development and possible opportunities for young people within the business

Previous Winners