Meet the Team

Simon Hall

Programme Manager

Oxford Innovation Advice

Simon has spent most of the last 20 years supporting business growth in both private and public sector roles. This has included Director positions in two significant training/consultancy businesses, three years running the Department for International Trade’s Midlands operation, and two years managing the D2N2 Growth Hub. Simon has first-hand experience of the challenges of running a business in a highly competitive environment, and also a deep understanding of both national and local business support.
In the previous century Simon was an Army logistics officer which included operational tours in the Balkans, Northern Ireland, and the Falklands.

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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.