Testimonials

Another first class day

Many congratulations for another first class day yesterday. Please convey my thanks and congratulations to your hard working team.

Frank Webster
Finders Keepers

I was really impressed

Just wanted to congratulate you and your team on a fantastic event today. It was slick and professional and it wonderful to hear your new initiatives for B4. I was really impressed and enjoyed it immensely.

Cathy Dunbabin
Opendoorz

Yesterday’s event was superb

Yesterday’s event was superb – many, many congratulations Richard to you and your team. It’s difficult to express my very profound appreciation of the kind words that were said at yesterday’s final session of BIO2018. I feel very honoured, and very humbled, that you and all the other contributors were willing to take the time to put together the video and the speeches. The organisation was friendly and efficient, the catering was outstanding and the quality of the speakers and the range of stands were both a real step up from previous years.

Bob Price
Former Leader of Oxford City Council

Great day and a must for Oxfordshire business owners

An excellent day to meet like minded people and feel a part of a community. Learnt a lot also, great day and a must for Oxfordshire business owners.

David Greenaway
Forty3 Consulting Ltd

Definitely looking forward to BIO2019!

It was the first BIO exhibition for us at CRS and we we unsure on what to expect. We can now say it went fantastically and we are definitely looking forward to BIO2019!

Tom Kuenen
CRS Document Solutions

Collaborate and make change happen

BIO has fast become the business networking event for Oxfordshire. It pulls together people from all strands of business and politics to listen, absorb, collaborate and make change happen.

Olivia Lane-Nott
Spacecraft Consulting

Under one roof to build relations

BIO2018 was an excellent forum to network, it brought together a wealth of different businesses across Oxfordshire under one roof to build relations and drive and infuse business within the county.

Marie Parkinson
OJI Marketing

BIO is THE place to learn

BIO is THE place to learn about new developments, explore opportunities and meet new contacts and old friends in the Oxfordshire business community.

Grant Hayward
Collaborent

An excellent event!

An excellent event! A great investment of time! BIO2018 provided knowledge, insights and motivation to help move you and your business TO THE NEXT LEVEL AND BEYOND.

John Kennedy
Wildbore & Gibbons

BIO gets better and better

Excellent opportunity to meet interesting people and businesses, start a conversation, know what’s going on in the county. BIO gets better and better. Well done B4 Team!

Alison Haill
Oxford Professional Consulting

A great showcase

A great showcase for all the talented business people in Oxfordshire!

Patti McCarthy
Cultural Chemistry

Well done indeed

I’ve been to a great many conferences over the years, and have organised a good few too – but I doubt I’ve been to many as well organised as BIO2018 – well done indeed.

Peter Collins
Vistage Oxford

Share ideas, network, launch new products

A great day for Oxfordshire businesses to share ideas, network, launch new products and services and to bring together a community of business individuals from across the County and beyond.

Luke Ulla-Thomas
8-Digital

Informative and Inspirational

BIO2018 was informative and inspirational in both networking and learning through the many very interesting speakers we wished to see. Highly recommended and looking forward to BIO2019.

Cheryl-Lee Foulsham
Oxford Duplication Centre

Brilliant way to meet new companies and individuals

Brilliant way to meet new companies and individuals, and make some fantastic new connections that we are looking forward to working with.

Lizzie McLean
Junkyard Golf Club

I’ll definitely be coming along in 2019!

This was my first BIO conference so I wasn’t sure what to expect. It was a brilliant and energising day, well organised and with a great variety of exhibitors. I’ll definitely be coming along in 2019!

Ned Wells
Zanzi Digital Marketing

Thank you so much for arranging this event

I was delighted to join yesterday’s BIO2018 at Kings’ Centre and had inspiring conversations with people who attended and run the event. Thank you so much for arranging this event. There must be a tremendous amount of work behind the scenes to make it such a success

Michael Schwab-Beaugrand
MSB Consulting & Management Ltd

We’re lucky that an event like this happens in our region

Business in Oxford gets bigger and better every year. We’re lucky that an event like this happens in our region and I’d recommend to all businesses to either attend or exhibit. Business in Oxford helps our city drive collaboration, innovation and share best practice.

Emma Gascoigne
Big Foot Communications

Entertaining and Valuable

Very enjoyable, entertaining and valuable listening to a selection of different presenters from different backgrounds present on a variety of relevant subject matter.

Tim Keatinge
Keastone Ltd

A great combination of networking and learning!

A ‘must attend’ event in the calendar for anyone involved with Business in Oxford. A great combination of networking and learning!

David Mulholland
Mulholland Landscape Consultants

Well done for BIO today

Well done for BIO today. I thought it went really well and I remarked to many attendees that there were a great quantity of people I’d never seen before, which is wonderful news!

Richard Venables
High Sheriff of Oxfordshire

Impressed by the Quality of the Speakers

This was my first year at BIO and I was impressed by the quality of the speakers and exhibitors – we have a wealth of great businesses in Oxfordshire! Many thanks for the professional organisation of the day.

James Shand
Virtual Finance Directors

Definitely come again

First time visiting and will definitely come again. Great event celebrating the diversity Oxford has to offer.

Katie Elmer
Huddle Furniture

An opportunity to raise further awareness

CRW is a cultural outreach charity based in East Oxford; we produce the county’s biggest cultural event, Carnival, which is geared towards affecting positive change within the community- in 2017 alone we have reached out to approx 90,000 Oxfordians through a series of cultural events and activities. BIO2017 provided our charity with an opportunity to raise further awareness of our cause within the business community which is invaluable to a charity like ours. When you are trying to attract sponsorship, develop trustee relationships and link in to corporate CSR policies, what could be better than a conference centre full of potential partners – the added bonus was that Richard donated our stall, which was very generous and we are grateful to B4 for helping us to shout about our charity to an audience we don’t often get to have under one roof! We are now paid up members of B4.

Johannah Aynsley
Cowley Road Works

A huge amount of new connections

For a newbie in the Oxford business world it not only engaged me through the seminars, which btw were awesome, but I got to try my hand at speed networking and met a huge amount of new connections that I otherwise may not have.

Sarah Morgan
Oxford University Press

Great event, great people

Great event, great people, if you want to build as business person, such a place and platform is perfect for that.

Samuel Boateng
Build and Master

Incredible!

Incredible and much bigger than last time.

Mike Clare
Dreams Beds

A great success

BIO2017 was a great success for us and we converted a significant enquiry which makes exhibiting at BIO2018 a must.

Verity Donovan
Conference Business Development Coordinator

A fantastic occasion

BIO2017 was a fantastic occasion which allowed us to meet both a wide range of potential clients and, as importantly, connect and reconnect with other local businesses. A networking and promotion event which is not to be missed for businesses seeking to raise their visibility within the county and expand their client base. We have already booked for BIO2018.

Isabelle Barber
Rhodes House

BIO is by far the best

BIO is by far the best business event in Oxford! Having attended as both a delegate and an exhibitor, there are so many benefits to be gained from a personal and business perspective. So many networking events promise so much and fail to deliver… BIO are true to their word. Every year, Richard and team create a fruitful, thought-provoking and insightful agenda, ensuring there’s something for everyone whatever your reason for attending

Jonna Mundy
You HR Consulting

BIO is now in its 5th year

BIO is now in its 5th year and has established itself as a firm fixture in Oxford’s corporate calendar. It is the one event in the year that provides a showcase for the whole spectrum of Oxford and Oxfordshire’s businesses.

Richard Venables
VSL & Partners

An opportunity to raise further awareness

CRW is a cultural outreach charity based in East Oxford; we produce the county’s biggest cultural event, Carnival, which is geared towards affecting positive change within the community- in 2017 alone we have reached out to approx 90,000 Oxfordians through a series of cultural events and activities. BIO2017 provided our charity with an opportunity to raise further awareness of our cause within the business community which is invaluable to a charity like ours. When you are trying to attract sponsorship, develop trustee relationships and link in to corporate CSR policies, what could be better than a conference centre full of potential partners – the added bonus was that Richard donated our stall, which was very generous and we are grateful to B4 for helping us to shout about our charity to an audience we don’t often get to have under one roof! We are now paid up members of B4.

Johannah Aynsley
Cowley Road Works

Met a huge amount of new connections

For a newbie in the Oxford business world it not only engaged me through the seminars, which btw were awesome, but I got to try my hand at speed networking and met a huge amount of new connections that I otherwise may not have.

Sarah Morgan
Oxford University Press

An engaging and insightful time

We had a very engaging and insightful time as well as being enjoyable. The best yet in my view.

Darren Aston
Aston & James

It was a brilliant opportunity

It was a brilliant opportunity for me and I hope that people did get something out of it for themselves!

Annabel Chaffey
Team GB

It’s been a really productive

It’s been a really productive and great day for us.

David Birch
EY

The range of sessions is huge

The range of sessions is huge, lots of different aspects of business are here.

Bob Price
Oxford City Council

A dynamic networking event

A dynamic networking event. It creates opportunities

Nigel Tipple
OxLEP

People have been inspired…

People have been inspired, great to be here today

Abbey Oladapo
Global

A real mixture of people

A real mixture of people and businesses from all walks of life, very very impressive

John Kennedy
Wildbore & Gibbons

Its been a really productive day

Its been a really productive and great day for us.

David Birch

It was a brilliant opportunity

It was a brilliant opportunity for me and I hope that people did get something out of it for themselves

Annabel Chaffey
Lane 4 Group