WELCOME TO BUSINESS IN OXFORD

Welcome to BIO2020 the one-day thought-provoking event that helps ‘Unlock Your Business Growth'.

Organised and curated annually by B4, Oxfordshire’s most trusted business network and magazine, Business in Oxford is the biggest business-networking and showcase event in the county.

Now in its 7th year, BIO2020 will bring together over 500 of the county’s business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. BIO2020 will look at how to cultivate the right behaviours and adopt proven best practices to achieve and expand commercial business success. Come and learn from and be inspired by some of the region’s most prominent figures from business and beyond - a great combination of content comprised of CEO’s, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and more.

B4’s latest initiatives will also feature at BIO2020, with Oxfordshire Voice using the opportunity to canvass business opinion on the key issues facing Oxfordshire’s businesses and NXT, our new network for under 30’s, also featuring with guest speakers and a warm welcome to aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals.

We aim to promote and deliver an engaging event where the county’s leading businesses can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future of business in Oxfordshire together.

For all enquires about Exhibiting, Speaking or Sponsoring BIO2020 please click here

Great event for making the right connections

Great event for making the right connections and improving your business network. Great event; we’re relatively new to Oxford so it was great to meet so many new faces from businesses across the region/sectors – good work B4 Network!

Matt Symonds
TBAT

BIO2019 was a fantastic opportunity

BIO2019 was a fantastic opportunity to bring upcoming companies and individuals to the limelight.

Samuel Jones
Oxford University

Excellent opportunity to network

Excellent opportunity to network with a diverse selection of businesses, making great connections and spreading the word of so many phenomenal companies.

Sarah Turner
Boston House

We loved exhibiting at Business in Oxford

We loved exhibiting at Business in Oxford. There was a fantastic buzz throughout the day, with plenty of really good business connections made.

Kellie Peters
Databasix

Choose BIO

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose, Choose BIO.

Guy Chittenden
Global

An excellent showcase for the vibrant businesses of Oxfordshire

BIO 2019 was an excellent showcase for the vibrant businesses of Oxfordshire. Presentations and talks were insightful and demonstrated how Oxford businesses and the wider business community are innovating and leading growth and change across so many sectors.

John Kennedy
Consultant

I was able to take away so much

A huge thank you for being invited to the event today. I was able to take away so much and it was a great achievement of mine to be part of the panel.

Eduardo Pereira
Nielsen

Great event

A quick note to say thank you to you and the BIO team – great event.

Nina Lees
STL

An excellent day of talks

An excellent day of talks, face to face catch ups and first-time connections. Not only was it a pleasure to speak; talks were well attended and received by other attendees.

Kate Stinchcombe-Gillies
Coconut PR

We can’t wait for BIO2020!

It’s great to be part of such a thriving business community and Business in Oxford BIO2019 gets a huge thumbs up from Whitley Stimpson for showcasing that yesterday! A well organised event, with just the right mix of stands, speakers and networking. We can’t wait for BIO2020!

Maria Cunningham
Whitley Stimpson

The showcase of the year for business in Oxford

BIO has now become for us the showcase of the year for business in Oxford. A great day of networking in a relaxed and entertaining atmosphere.

Tony Hobbs
Chapman Robinson & Moore

Fit for an inspiring city

An inspiring business event fit for an inspiring city.

Marc Pinner
QQM Marketing

Valuable new contacts

It was great to be able to catch up with so many people I hadn’t seen in ages and make some valuable new contacts – all in just one day.

Julie Macken
Neves Bees

BIO is THE business event of the year

As always, BIO is THE business event of the year and this time it was especially inspiring to see the ways in which local business is being channelled as a Force for Good.

Grant Hayward
Collaborent

Excellent day showcasing the best of Oxfordshire’s businesses

Congratulations to B4 Magazine team for BIO2019. A great way to network and hear from the City and Council councils, OxLEP and many business people about their successes and challenges, and plans for securing continued growth and jobs for this brilliant region. Excellent day showcasing the best of Oxfordshire’s businesses. Inspiring speakers, great networking, lovely venue and fab food!

Graham Hill
Insight6

Congratulations on a fantastic event yesterday!

May I please start with saying congratulations on a fantastic event yesterday! My colleague and I came back with a lot of food for thought.

Magda Charlton
Oxfordshire Youth

BIO is not just your typical conference

BIO is not just your typical conference for businesses. It’s a platform for owner managed businesses to engage with and to share best practices with each other with the purpose of generating new business.

Stewart Elliston
Freeths

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day, from new and existing business interactions, learning more about some of the exhibitors services and I liked the variety of talks throughout the day.

Placi Espejo

Another great event with excellent speakers

I wanted to pass on Congratulations for the content of the event yesterday. I know you give the appearance of the serene swan gliding along at these shows but I realise there’s some serious paddling going on out of sight!

Another great event with excellent speakers. There was first class networking opportunities and I’m sure there will be people and organisations collaborating more in in the months ahead as a result of what you and the team delivered yesterday. Congratulations.

Paul Angus
Banbury Sound

I would definitely recommend it to others

My first year at BIO2019 and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Jennifer Williams
Exec Support Solutions

A resounding success as usual!

Thanks for a great BIO 2019. A resounding success as usual!

Alison Haill
Oxford Professional Consulting

Another stellar event in 2019

Once again, BIO has proven to be another stellar event in 2019. It was especially interesting to note a strong theme amongst many speakers around ecological and environmental issues in business – actually, that has been my biggest take-away from the event and an issue I am now determined to focus on in my own business. Bravo all.

Rowan Waller
Wallers Estate Agents

We were non-stop all day long

As an exhibitor we were thrilled with the footfall to the stand, we were non-stop all day long. Terrific event. Thank you!

Angela Rigby
Emprana

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BIO 2019 SPONSORS

lamb catering

Carbon Colour

Oxford Bus Company

Fine Print

Carter Jonas

Barclays Bank

Aston and James

cis

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For all enquires about Exhibiting, Speaking or Sponsoring BIO2020 please click here

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ATTENDEES

60

INFORMATIVE TALKS

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EXHIBITORS