Meet the Team

Phillip Somers

Business Advisor

Manufacturing Growth Programme

With over 17 years of experience in the business industry, Phil has previously tackled multiple high value projects for companies such as BT, O2 and Motorola. Paired with 7 years’ experience as a Business Manager in the banking industry providing SME’s with financial support and business planning, Phil has used this to support high growth businesses and manufacturers in identifying barriers to growth, re-aligning senior teams and compiling action plans and strategies to aid business growth. In his spare time, Phil plays basketball for Tamworth Tigers in Warwickshire, while also playing competitive golf; aiming to make it on to the Trilby Tour.

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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.

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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.