OXFORDSHIRE LEP

KEY SECTORS 

TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY EMPLOYEE GROWTH

VIRTUA

Virtua provides design, installation and upgrading of telecoms and mobile infrastructure to businesses.

SILBURY

Silbury operates a manufacturer and distributor of food ingredients and other processed foods, specialising in pizza ingredients such as toppings, sauces, oils and pastes.

AGILITYWORKS

AgilityWorks provides a range of IT support and digital consultancy services to businesses, specialising in SAP software and business analytics.

OXFORD ECONOMICS

Oxford Economics analyses market trends to provide economic, social and business forecasting and advice to corporations and government.

YASA MOTORS

YASA Motors develops and manufactures electric motors for automobiles.

TOP 5 VISIBLE SCALEUPS BY TURNOVER GROWTH

OXFORD NANOPORE

Oxford Nanopore Technologies has developed a small device that performs DNA sequencing and analysis.

REBELLION

Rebellion develops video game for multiple formats such as Xbox 360 and iOS.

GIGACLEAR

Gigaclear provides ultrafast broadband internet access using fibre-optic service to homes and businesses in rural communities.

CIRCASSIA

Circassia has developed vaccines designed to treat a broad range of allergies, and drugs against conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

VIRTUA

Virtua provides design, installation and upgrading of telecoms and mobile infrastructure to businesses.

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LOCAL LEP SCALEUP PROGRAMMES

Oxfordshire’s team of Network Navigator advisers is well established within the region’s business community and actively engages with companies that are ambitious about growth. Advisers have strong links to other local, privately funded networks of mentors and accelerators and refer companies on to these.

Oxfordshire LEP helps design tailored programmes for each scaleup, ensuring access to services that encourage innovation, finance and mentoring as well as a range of workshops and masterclasses. New programmes added in 2018 equip scaleups with a comprehensive programme designed to help scaleups overcome key barriers to growth.

The £5.2m Innovation Support for Business programme is designed to help companies commercialise innovations, promote business investment in innovation and strengthening links between businesses and researchers. Oxfordshire has invested in a network of four Innovation Centres offering space and wrap-around support to high growth potential companies.

SCALEUP VIEWS:

The key barrier to growth is access to international markets, followed by access to the talent. They are looking for a range of support from Catapults and Innovate UK to general business support from local or national government and from their local professional services.

Analysis by BVA BDRC from the Scaleup Survey 2018

down-arrow TOP BARRIERS TO GROWTH:

Access to the talent you can hire who can do the jobs you have available

Access to markets and customers internationally

up-arrow WANT TO SEE MORE OF:

  • Catapults General business support from local or national Government
  • InnovateUK
  • Local professional services e.g. accountants and lawyers

WHAT’S NEXT/FUTURE PLANS: With the largest cluster of R&D facilities in Western Europe, Oxfordshire is strengthening its ambition to nurture scaleups in high growth sectors – particularly life sciences, space and satellite applications, autonomous vehicles, high performance engineering, quantum computing and creative and digital sectors. Its local Industrial Strategy will have a strong focus on support for high growth potential companies.

These are programmes offered by the LEP and do not represent all the programmes offered to scaleups in the local area. These have not been evaluated or endorsed by the ScaleUp Institute for their impact and effectiveness. Data utilised at the top of this page is taken from the IDBR 2016. The confidentiality of all data held on the IDBR is protected by the National Statistics Code of Practice and associated Protocols and by specific legislation. In accordance with these requirements, data presented is rounded to prevent disclosure. Differences may exist in totals across tables due to disclosure methods used.


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