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‘Game changer’ valve attracts £750,000 investment

‘Game changer’ valve attracts £750,000 investment

Angus Horner, director of the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus Partnership

Hub for high-tech industries

Potter Hannah Marshall and her three-year-old daughter Millie

Moulding her way to success

Bright future: Russian businessman Denis Sverdlov has invested £20m in Enstone-based electric lorry company Charge

Russian businessman driving a £20m electric lorries dream

Pig farmers Katy, left, and Lucy Allen with piglets at their farm in Blewbury

Why farming careers are cool

Programme: Darryl Eales says it is important that the events are enjoyable

U’s boss sets sights on uniting military and business expertise

Moving tale: Producer Lizzie Pickering, left, businessman Georges Tsitos and director Polly Steele are behind the film Let Me Go, about a girl abandoned by her Nazi mother

Reeling in the star attractions for new film project

Louise Walton whose millinery business in Wallingford is one of two local firms in the Small Biz 100 list

It’s ‘hats off’ to milliner Louise Walton

Road to success: Jamie Lynn, left, and old friend Dave Llewellyn, who manages the shop in Carterton

Cycling-mad Jamie is on a roll with a growing bike business

Rethink: Brakspear finance director David Nathan, left, and chief executive Tom Davies in front of the Angel on the Bridge hotel in Henley

Brakspear sells off booze-only pubs as part of ‘quality’ focus

Immunocore chief executive officer Eliot Forster

Firm’s cancer drugs strategy

Encouraged: Farmer David Christensen of Kingston Bagpuize

Asda milk aid ‘of no direct local benefit’

Successful: Oxford Wholefoods directors Rob Perry and Gay Scambler. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary

Wholefood company toasting 25 naturally rewarding years

Mike Lawton, founder of Oxford Space Systems, who is in discussions with new customers in the US

Man on a new space mission

Witney author Juliet Souch

Publisher helps tackle EU tax legislation

Dr David Kingham

Energy firm among the most innovative

Jenny Brown’s polo businesss Pampeano is going from strength to strength on the back of a peer-to-peer loan

'Peer-to-peer loan' kick-starts growth for polo clothing firm

Business brains: Sir Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, torch, mobile phone charger and MP3 player, talks to Dr Heirani Moghaddam, chairman and executive director of OAED

Entrepreneurial spirit can be taught, and that’s no wind-up

Safety first: Matt and Natalie Williams with one of the drones used on commercial licensing courses

Former RAF pilot’s new drone business is taking off

Trials: Steve Harris, chief executive of Circassia

Plans ahead to introduce asthma drug

No regrets: Richard Manners and son Harry, of Field Farm, near Longcot, sold their herd of dairy cows in March and invested in pig-raising facilities instead

Dairy farmers threatening to quit due to collapse in prices

Rowan Waller looks over the Isis, the inspiration for his original company name

Isis...why it’s all in the name

Nigel Blanchard’s company, which specialises in CGIs, will soon occupy an office ‘pod’ in his garden

Providing a view of the future

Mission: Immunocore chief executive Dr Eliot Forster

Investor delighted to support cancer drug project

Boost: Esplorio chief executive Tim Fernando, left, and chief marketing officer Essa Saulat

App will help chart your dream holiday every step of the way

Stefan Murphy, 24, is owner and managing director of Up and Away Aviation, which cleans corporate jets

How Stefan aims to clean up

Family: Sisters Bronwen Jameson and Sian Perry-Smith have combined their skills to open a gallery selling hand-made silver and gold jewellery

Sisters do it for themselves as they launch a gallery of gems

Nick Bolton

Snapshot of lives in pictures

Up, up and away: Stefan Murphy

Young self-starter expands business

Success story: Circassia, which has come up with a cure for dust mite allergy, also for cat allergy and hayfever, is one of the firms which has received investment

Tech firms reap the benefits of massive investment surge

Breakthrough: Dr Michalis Papadakis, chief executive of Brainomix

Brain scan innovation is set to transform stroke treatments

Richard Peacock, chief executive of Soha housing

‘This policy is very bad news’

Cutting edge: ICEoxford managing director Chris Busby, right, and co-director Paul Kelly

Firm says banks’ reluctance to lend is hampering expansion

David McManus

Times Tech: Ebooks are great, though I still love real thing

Challenge: Travelodge chief executive Peter Gowers with employee Marcia Marriott at the Pear Tree hotel

Jobs boost as hotel chain set to open two new sites in area

‘Difficult year’: Jonathan Flint

Loss for tools firm after trade sanctions

Alternatives: Nigel Tipple, of the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, wants more people to consider apprenticeships

Government’s apprenticeship growth targets school leavers

Merger: Richard Skeates, of Bidwells, left, with David Williams, of Meeson Williams Phillips

National consultancy takes over Meeson property firm

Thinking big: Templars Square manager Paul Bentham, who has seen an increase in shoppers and cost savings since he took over

‘Beach’ among ideas to draw families back to Cowley shops

Blenheim Palace chief executive, John Hoy, at the palace

Chinese top county tourist list

Ambitious: Chief executive John Hoy wants to increase the number of international visitors to Blenheim Palace

Palace’s modern art initiative helps it draw in new audience

Stars: Chris Hammond with shop owner David Cooper

Web videos strike chord with customers

Successful: Dr Paul Loeffen, chief executive of Cobalt Light Systems, pictured next to one of his airport scanners

County firms at forefront of UK export drive, survey finds

Farmer David Christensen of Kingston Hill Farm, Kingston Bagpuize

Businesses list their concerns

Competitor: Clare Anderson, from Shared Beauty Secrets, in Bicester

Beauty firm advances in contest

‘Miracle weapon’: Luke Alphey, director of Milton Park-based Oxitec, is the only finalist in the 2015 European Inventor Awards

Scientist plotting to combat disease is up for a top award

Grant Hayward with staff and volunteers from social enterprise Yellow Submarine

Charities are firm opportunity

Performing well: General manager Julian White, reported steadily increasing business at The Oxford Belfry hotel

Hotels boast occupancy rates among highest across the UK

Spreading the message: Oxford City Council apprentice ambassadors Stephanie Rockett, left, and Lucy Longford

Young ambassadors to spread the word for apprenticeships

Peter Meinertzhagen

Soaring rents leave workers no chance to buy own home


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