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Solicitors' training day

2:53pm Thursday 25th April 2013

Solicitors acting for vulnerable clients who face mental capacity issues are invited to attend a training day on Trusts and Deputyships which is being run by Oxford law firm Withy King.

U's fans and businesses invited to free event

4:00pm Wednesday 20th February 2013

Oxford United will be holding a breakfast networking event February 27.

Free advice for property investors

5:44pm Tuesday 29th January 2013

Property investment firm Midas Estates is holding a free training event for investors in Oxford next month.

Focus on finance for fledgling firms

4:55pm Thursday 11th October 2012

A special event covering a wide variety of issues surrounding financing start-up businesses is taking place on November 14.

Employers urged to back student ideas

2:24pm Tuesday 18th September 2012

Oxford and Cherwell Valley College is inviting employers to a special seminar designed to link the world of work more closely with further education.

Employment law seminar

2:18pm Tuesday 18th September 2012

The fast-changing world of employment law comes under the spotlight in a free seminar in Oxford next week.

Top speaker at health and safety roadshow

9:47am Friday 17th August 2012

A former BBC broadcaster will be using relationship psychology to inspire health and safety professionals and trainers next month. Roy Sheppard, 54, started his early career in television and radio, working at local and national level for the BBC.

'Clicks and Mortar' business events Launched

10:51am Tuesday 14th August 2012

How do ‘real world’ companies compete with low cost, low overhead internet businesses like Amazon? A new series of events sponsored by Oxfordshire Business First and Bicester Vision will bring together the experiences and knowledge from Oxfordshire business people who are doing just that. Called “Clicks and Mortar”, the events will focus on the issues and opportunities available to business people who want to use Internet resources more effectively to grow their businesses. The events follow on from the ‘Practical Innovation’ series that was held during the first half of 2012 in venues across the county. At those meetings, web-based companies were consistently referred to as examples of innovative thinking and ‘game changing’ ideas. The events also revealed that local companies – from recruitment firms to hotels – were using web-based tools to grow their businesses faster than and more effectively than they had before. According to Oxfordshire Business First Chairman Frank Nigriello, the enthusiasm and imagination of the business people at those events has sparked the ideas for “Clicks and Mortar.” “We met people who were attributing £20k - £30k extra revenue to spending a few hours a day on Twitter.  These aren’t giant global enterprises, in most cases they are small businesses who offer a high value product or service. The web helped them build relationships, reach audiences and cut some their costs. All that translates to benefit on the bottom line,” he said.

Uniting Businesses Throughout Oxfordshire

3:45pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

A free seminar, Uniting Businesses Throughout Oxfordshire, is being hosted by Wantage and District Chamber of Commerce.

Henmans under starter's orders

12:53pm Tuesday 21st February 2012

Henmans solicitors is hosting a special preview night of the Cheltenham race festival.

How to make money in volatile markets

2:08pm Friday 17th February 2012

Stockbroker Redmayne Bentley is hosting a free lunch and talk by Allan Collins, the company’s market strategist.

How to go green

10:53am Tuesday 24th January 2012

A free workshop to help small businesses understand more about energy saving is being held at the Said Business School in Oxford.

Dealing with dismissal workshop

12:34pm Thursday 6th October 2011

Law firm Blake Lapthorn is holding an employers’ workshop on dealing with dismissal as a result of redundancy, misconduct, poor performance and ill health.

Business guru holds masterclass

12:19pm Wednesday 5th October 2011

An expert in starting up businesses is to hold a special masterclass.

Event to help employers gain from training

12:08pm Wednesday 5th October 2011

Employers across Oxford are invited to a free event to find out how a team of national training and skills experts can boost their business.

Harley chief takes centre stage

9:13am Tuesday 27th September 2011

The October meeting of the OxFocus networking group will feature Rob Lindley, managing director of Oxford-based motorcycle firm Harley Davidson.

Planning law in the spotlight

12:17pm Tuesday 6th September 2011

A discussion and debate for planners on the draft National Planning Policy Framework will take place on September 15, organised by the Royal Town Planning Institute South East with law firm Blake Lapthorn, at its offices in Seacourt Tower, West Way, Botley at 4pm.

Advice on mergers and acquisitions

12:16pm Tuesday 6th September 2011

International mergers and acquisitions (M&A) specialist BCMS Corporate is holding a seminar with experts answering questions and giving advice on topics such as finding ideal potential buyers, generating a competitive bidding process and negotiating and closing the right deal for the maximum value.

Event focuses on Agency Workers' Regulations

12:14pm Tuesday 6th September 2011

Law firm Morgan Cole is hosting a special breakfast event discussing the new Agency Workers' Regulations which come into force on October 1.

Charity focus for ROBIN

4:53pm Tuesday 23rd August 2011

The next meeting of the Responsible Oxfordshire Business Investment Network (ROBIN) will focus on how firms share skills and expertise with local charities.

Top architecture goes on view

4:47pm Friday 19th August 2011

An exhibition featuring the best of the south east’s architecture is coming to Oxfordshire.

Business advice for female entrepreneurs

The Oxford Times: Sue Carlisle (left) and Lisa Cherry

8:00am Thursday 18th August 2011

An all-day business event pitched directly at women is being held in Oxford. The Networking Women Conference will feature a range of seminars and speakers, including Sarah Steel, founder of the Old Station Nursery which was started in Faringdon and now has branches across the country.

Olympic hope for businesses

4:25pm Monday 15th August 2011

Growing companies from across the county are being urged to attend a free event designed to help them find new customers and increase profits off the back of the Olympic games.

Biotech founder to reflect on technology challenges

4:00pm Monday 15th August 2011

Serial entrepreneur Marcelo Bravo is the next speaker at the OxFocus business networking event on September 12.

Bigger and better event for Banbury businesswomen

12:09pm Wednesday 3rd August 2011

The organisers of last year’s Banbury Women in Business Conference have announced the date for an even bigger event this year on November 9.

Expert offers insight into the economy

12:25pm Tuesday 26th July 2011

Stephen Boyle, chief economist with the Royal Bank of Scotland, is the main speaker at the annual Economic Outlook seminar run by the bank along with Darbys solicitors and Critcheys accountants.

Diary for July and August

2:39pm Monday 18th July 2011

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Local brews, global flavours

2:39pm Monday 20th June 2011

The Compass Brewery will demonstrate how great British beer can be the perfect partner for international cuisine at the Sunday lunch buffet at The Tree in Iffley on June 26.

Baldry to debate the Bribery Act

1:40pm Wednesday 1st June 2011

Banbury MP Tony Baldry is the guest speaker at a special seminar run by law firm Spratt Endicott.

Getting business booming

1:38pm Wednesday 1st June 2011

A special event focusing on business development is taking place at the Kassam Stadium, Oxford.

Lunch club launch in Banbury and Witney

4:26pm Monday 16th May 2011

The Ladies and Gentlemen that Lunch business networking club is launching in Banbury and Witney.

Harnessing the power of the mind

2:55pm Monday 16th May 2011

Energy healer Robert Ginsburg is guest speaker at The Tree Hotel in Iffley, Oxford, on May 26 at 11.30am.

Scholarships up for grabs at top retail course

10:19am Wednesday 4th May 2011

Independent retailers can win a chance to learn from industry leaders at the Oxford Summer School retail management course.

Businesses urged to get on the write track

5:53pm Tuesday 26th April 2011

Businesses interested in writing a book as a way to raise their profile, credibility and profits are invited to attend a course to help them get started.

IoD set for wine tasting

4:02pm Monday 18th April 2011

The Oxfordshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) is holding a special evening in an Oxfordshire vineyard.

The Bribery Act: Are you ready?

12:25pm Thursday 14th April 2011

The Government has announced the Bribery Act will come into force on July 1.

Learn the secrets of social media marketing

12:16pm Thursday 14th April 2011

For many business owners and managers, social media is recognised as an important marketing tool, but how to make it work effectively remains a mystery.

Young guns go for it

4:13pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

A special event for young company directors is being held on May 10.

How charities can boost their coffers

4:12pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

Law firm Henmans and accountants Critchleys have joined forces to present a free seminar on maximising and protecting income for charities.

How to use tax to your advantage

4:10pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

Oxford accountancy firm Wellers is hosting a free seminar on how to use the tax environment to drive growth.

World wide web founder to speak at event

4:07pm Wednesday 13th April 2011

A special seminar celebrating the opening of the opening of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) office for the UK and Ireland, takes place in Oxford on Monday Nominet UK, the not-for-profit organisation responsible for the and secure running of the .uk Internet infrastructure based at the Oxford Science Park, will run the office.

Employment law breakfast

1:24pm Thursday 10th March 2011

Managers are being invited to a breakfast club where experts will review key developments in employment law.

Black day for breakfast club

5:21pm Wednesday 23rd February 2011

Former Olympic athlete Roger Black will be the guest speaker at a special meeting of the the Banbury Breakfast Club.

Creative thinking on the breakfast menu

3:52pm Friday 21st January 2011

Branding and design expert Ayd Instone is the guest speaker at the Late Breakfast newtworking event at Hampden House,Monument Business Park, Chalgrove on January 27.

Course offers key to communication

2:41pm Monday 17th January 2011

A course focusing on presentation skills is taking place on January 25 and 26.

Event shows how to beat bad weather

4:06pm Friday 17th December 2010

A free event examining how businesses can avoid the impact of bad weather now and in the future is being held at the Said Business School, Oxford.

Events for January 2011

9:00am Thursday 16th December 2010

For the latest events see www.Oxfordtimes.co.uk/business/diary/

Science investment

11:09am Friday 10th December 2010

Attracting private sector investment to science parks is the main theme of a special high-tech conference on February 9 and 10 at the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus.

Health and safety seminar

4:10pm Wednesday 24th November 2010

A free employment law and health and safety seminar for managing directors is being held at Begbroke Science Park.

Green building event

4:02pm Friday 19th November 2010

A second Sustainable Construction Oxfordshire event is being held in Oxford.



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