What is Business In Oxford?

BIO2019 the one-day thought-provoking event that help’s ‘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 6th year, BIO2019 will bring together over 500 of the county’s business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. BIO2019 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 BIO2019, 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 BIO2019 we plan to have:


Attendees at the Event


Fantastic Exhibitor Stands


Companies Represented


Networking Opportunities

BIO2019 will focus on the following key areas that will help you cultivate the right behaviours and adopt proven best practices to achieve and expand commercial business success:

What do others think of BIO?

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

A dynamic networking event

A dynamic networking event. It creates opportunities

Nigel Tipple

People have been inspired…

People have been inspired, great to be here today

Abbey Oladapo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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