Business expertise and advice for leaders of ambitious businesses

We design, mobilise and deliver business support programmes to help businesses innovate, develop and grow

Here at Oxford Innovation Advice we provide trusted and timely advice to ambitious businesses to enable them to thrive and create economic prosperity

We create and deliver business support programmes that generate sustainable growth.

Since 2009, we have delivered both national and regional business support programmes that have provided value to more than 31,694 SMEs across England, with an economic impact of more than £1bn in GVA.

Enabling innovation and growth across the UK

The Strategic Growth Programme Director rapidly recruited an excellent team of Strategic Growth Managers in October 2020 who engage with the SME’s at a high level and receive excellent feedback at the end of the support period. The experience of the freelance coaches available to support the SME’s meets the professional standards of this Oxford Innovation programme.”

Barbara Greaves – West Yorkshire Combined Authority

From the start of the new Manufacturing Growth Programme, Oxford Innovation have been very supportive of the Coventry and Warwickshire Growth Hub strategy to drive growth across the region, supporting local initiatives, being very responsive and professional to all enquiries we have referred, and updating us continually on progress.”

Phil Peak – Coventry & Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Oxford Innovation provide a fundamental pillar of the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly business growth ecosystem, not only as our gateway advisor for business finance and investment, but for bespoke business & leadership coaching and support for high growth start-ups and ambitious businesses wherever they are located across our LEP region.”

Nathan Cudmore – Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership

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Programmes we currently deliver

We are experts in designing and delivering business support programmes that deliver economic growth through
supporting small and medium businesses to innovate, raise finance and grow

Access
to Finance

ERDF funded support to improve the capability of SMEs in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to apply for and secure funding for growth.

Innovate
UK EDGE

Providing specialist support to ambitious start-ups and SMEs based in South East. England to exploit innovation, enter new markets and source funding.

Manufacturing
Growth Programme

ERDF funded, specialist business support for SMEs in the manufacturing sector delivered across 18 Local Enterprise Partnership areas.

Transform Programme

ERDF funded coaching programme in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, supporting high-growth start-ups and SMEs to improve performance, increase productivity and scale-up.

Strategic Growth Programme

Business support programme working with SMEs in Leeds City Region to innovate, improve performance and grow.
We also deliver a number of strategic projects to SME businesses across the country that enhance their productivity and
competitiveness, including Peer Networks and Supply Chain Improvement programmes.

Tap into our insights

Oxford Innovation Advice offers Insights into SME needs and policy effectiveness for policy makers, funders and business support commissioners. It draws on our 30 years’ experience of delivering positive economic growth by enabling scale-ups to achieve their full potential. Each edition concludes with an ‘Implications for funders and Policy makers’ section.

Covid-19 Statement

Update – Wednesday 15th December 2021

Our Innovation Centres remain operational and accessible, and provide a safe environment for our staff and customers. We continue to assess the risk of COVID-19 alongside the latest guidance from government. In the meantime our Innovation Centre remains COVID-19 Secure and fully open for business. Our detailed risk assessment can be found here.