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Oxford Innovation

Oxford Centre for Innovation, New Road, Oxford, OX1 1BY
01865 261 480

About us

Oxford Innovation Services is a multi-disciplinary Business Coaching company, specialising in the accelerated development of High Growth SMEs. We provide a range of services for the knowledge based economy and to organisations interested in business growth, technology commercialisation and economic development. 

The company also runs three Investment Networks that raise funding for start-up and growing companies throughout the UK. The networks include Oxford Investment Opportunity Network, the Thames Valley Investment Network and Oxford Early Investments which collectively have helped over 90 companies raise £19.5m during the last five years. 

Oxford Innovation is the UK’s leading operator of Innovation Centres and manages a network of 21 centres across the country that provide flexible office and lab space for over 400 high growth technology companies, a number of whom have floated on AIM. 

Oxford Innovation is part of SQW Group. Its sister firm is SQW, a leading provider of research, analysis and advice on sustainable economic and social development solutions to public and private organisations. 

Our head office is located in the centre of the city of Oxford with a regional headquarters in Truro serving Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We offer

We provide practical support to help ambitious businesses and start-ups succeed.

Using our GROWTHmapperTM business tools we coach CEOs and senior managers to grow their  businesses by focusing on those areas that can create maximum impact. 

Our Angel Investment Networks connect investors with great business opportunities and provide businesses with the finance they need to grow.

Business Coaching - Coaching is unlocking the potential of a business to maximise its performance.  We coach senior managers to improve team performance and unlock individuals' potential. 

Are you a business with ambition, seeking to grow and reap the long term benefits of expansion?  Our team of coaches has the expertise and networks to facilitate rapid growth.

The Business Growth Service incorporating GrowthAccelerator is a unique service led by some of the country’s most successful growth specialists. Here you’ll find new connections, new routes to investment and the new ideas and strategy you’ll need for your business to achieve its full potential.

How will my business benefit from GrowthAccelerator?

You’ve already built a thriving, successful company and you’re ready for your next big phase of growth. But do you know how to get there?

GrowthAccelerator will help you get to the heart of the barriers that are holding your business back and work alongside you to identify the critical steps you need to take to achieve your next phase of growth – rapidly and sustainably.

GrowthAccelerator provides a framework to help you:
> build a successful growth strategy;
> discover new routes to funding and investment;
> unlock your capacity for innovation;
> harness the power of your people; and
> unite and excite your leadership team.

And as part of the GrowthAccelerator high-growth community, you’ll meet and network with other liked-minded businesses and growth experts who have already experienced the successes you’ve achieved and the challenges you are facing.

You’ll also have exclusive access of up to £2,000 match funding for senior managers to hone their leadership and management skills, getting your team in the best possible shape to drive your business forward.

GrowthAccelerator - Are you eligible?
You need to be: A business registered in England with fewer than 250 employees, turning over less than approximately £40m. Just as importantly you should have the potential for rapid, sustained growth and want to double or better within three years. Please visit the GrowthAccelerator website for more information.

We deliver the Coaching for High Growth programme in Cornwall and The Isles of Scilly. Due to end in October 2015, over the last 6 years this project has made a significant impact on the economy of the Duchy, creating over 2,000 jobs and generating £50m in GVA. Offering up to 30 days of intensive coaching from qualified coaches with extensive commercial experience, this fully funded project is open to all eligible high growth businesses from pre-start to existing.

We support

  • Avon
  • Business Support
  • People
  • New Business
  • Conference, Meeting Rooms
  • Networks
  • Premises
  • Skills
  • Investment
  • Cornwall


Oxford Innovation has an exemplary track record for delivering sustainable positive impacts on businesses and the people who run them. Our people understand, from first-hand experience, the challenges of growing a business and our networks ensure that, whatever the issue, we have someone with the knowledge to help you. From sales and marketing, investment raises and leadership development to innovation management and IP exploitation we have case histories that prove our capability and effectiveness. 

Call us today by phone, email or social media and take a positive step towards growth in your business. We look forward to hearing from you

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