Jan 22 2018 08:30
The overwhelming majority of Oxfordshire businesses say that they have good prospects for growth and that their organisation is recruiting at all levels.
In addition, Oxford – and Oxfordshire as a county – is proving to be a key driver behind 'UK PLC', showing dynamic economic growth, with headlines such as:
- ‘Oxford has second fastest-growing economy of all UK cities’ – Irwin Mitchell (October 2017)
- ‘Oxfordshire’s industrial market is thriving – business space provision at highest-ever half-year figures’ – Bidwells (October 2017)
- 'Between 2010 and 2016, Oxford businesses grew on average by 20.1%, with businesses boasting a five-year survival rate of 48.6% during the same period' (ONS report – November 2017)
Despite being home to world-leading academic institutions and many leading global companies, we find that attracting, developing and retaining talented people remains a key challenge.
We invite you to attend a special event at British Bakels where a panel of business leaders will explore common challenges around attracting talent and share thinking around recruitment solutions.
We will also take the opportunity to explain the support that is available to employers and our panel will give examples of best practice, answering any questions you may have.
We hope you can join us for this event and subsequent OxLEP events throughout 2018.