Meet the Team

Robert Rabone

Business Finance Specialist

West Midlands Investment Readiness Programme

Supporting start-ups and scale-ups to develop a deeper understanding of available finance and resource support, to enable access to such finance and to provide wider business support as appropriate.

Finance Director of a number of manufacturing businesses, from owner managed companies to FTSE listed entities. For the last 10 years I have served as a portfolio FD supporting a range of SME’s across many sectors.

Golf playing Chartered Accountant, having qualified with Deloitte’s in the early 90’s. Keen runner and long suffering supporter of Derby County. 1 wife, 2 daughters and 1 son.

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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.