WHITE COMMERCIAL ARE PARTNERING OxLEP TO DRIVE OXFORDSHIRE’S ECONOMIC POTENTIAL
White Commercial Surveyors are working in partnership with the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership inward investment service (OxLEP) https://www.oxfordshirelep.com/business/invest-oxfordshire which provides tailored assistance to help businesses from across the globe to locate and grow within Oxfordshire, in OxLEP’s role to champion Oxfordshire’s economic potential, driving a dynamic sustainable and growing economy.
White Commercial’s renowned and recognised inward investment expertise within the district is assisting OxLEP in the growth and location of businesses to the region, with parties keen to develop an inward investment/internationalisation strategy for Oxfordshire in partnership with the wider commercial property sector that recognises the collective strengths of each in securing new company investment and relocation/expansion to Oxfordshire – particularly areas such as Bicester and Banbury where White Commercial have an established track record of securing investment.
Since its launch in March 2011, OxLEP have secured in excess of £450m worth of central government funds for the Oxfordshire economy and supported the creation of around 40,000 new jobs in the region over the past 5 years. Together, White Commercial & OxLEP have also developed a greater understanding of available industrial, office, commercial sites and buildings which are available in north Oxfordshire and which could be used to potentially attract national, international and regionally based businesses.
Sebastian Johnson, OxLEP’s Head of Innovation and Inward Investment, commented: “OxLEP’s specialist team offer businesses expertise across a number of key areas and regularly support many crucial transitions to our globally-significant county. We can identify commercial premises for businesses; support the relocation of employees and their families moving into the area; arrange property viewings, tours of key facilities and meetings with sector specialists; connect businesses with professional service providers; signpost to business support organisations and sector specific networks and assist in recruitment and accessing training. We’re delighted to be working with the White Commercial team and our other commercial partners to ensure we maximise our global reach and attractiveness to new investors whilst supporting those high growth businesses already here. As OxLEP develops our Local Industrial Strategy throughout 2018 we are absolutely clear of the need to develop more collaborative and coordinating global messaging for Oxfordshire that recognises the unique strengths we have across the county – from the mixed use potential in Banbury and Bicester, the automotive technology sector, to the science based assets in Culham and Harwell which drive innovation led growth locally and nationally” ”
Chris White, Managing Director of White Commercial, commented: “Our partnership with OxLEP will provide both White Commercial’s clients and those companies looking to expand or relocate to Oxfordshire access to OxLEP’s business support providing valuable information which will be crucial in company decisions to move or relocate to the region”.