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Behind you
all the way

Need someone to bounce ideas off of, or to explore a new business direction? Our vibrant community is more than happy to lend a hand in taking you and your business to the next level, both virtually and in-person. So, whether you want to pick the brains of one of our own experienced business leaders, or connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs, we’re here to make that happen.

Behind you
all the way

Having an office all to yourself is great – but what about when you need to bounce an idea off somebody else? Or want to explore new directions, and find new business contacts? At Bicester Innovation Centre, all you have to do is walk down the corridor. Our community of innovators are more than happy to lend a hand to their neighbours – in fact, we encourage it. So, whether you want to pick the brains of one of our own experienced business leaders, or connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs, we’re here to make that happen.

Our members

Our centre is absolutely brimming with brilliant ideas, with businesses from a whole range of sectors and specialisms. Just think – you could bump into your next client while making a coffee. Or a business partner while ordering lunch. Here are just a handful of the companies all sharing a roof:

Our team

It’s not just the people who work in our centre that make it fantastic – it’s the people that work for it too. Our centre team is made up of some really talented individuals, with hands-on experience in helping businesses grow.

Trudy
Franklin-Slattery

Centre Manager

Trudy joined the Oxford Innovation team at Culham Innovation Centre as the Customer Experience Assistant. After a short period, Trudy had a positive impact and was then promoted to Assistant Centre Manager at Heyford Park and now Bicester IC. Trudy continues to improve the centre working closely with customers and helping to support their business growth.
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Wendy
Tindsley

Centre Manager

Having started out with a scientific PhD, I moved straight into the world of commerce, setting up several small businesses of my own. This proved to be a great training ground for the next stage in my career, which was in Government funded business support. Nine years of which were with OI, where I supported lots of ambitious businesses to achieve rapid and sustainable growth.  I had three years away from Oxford Innovation, co-founding an accelerator programme and most recently, I was involved in business development for a high-tech start-up, until I re-joined Oxford Innovation again to support businesses in Innovation Centres in Oxfordshire.
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Naomi
Burton

Customer Experience Assistant

Naomi enjoys helping with the daily running of Bicester Innovation Centre. Dealing with post/couriers, daily enquires and events held at the centre, whilst keeping up to date with our customers. In her spare time Naomi loves spending time with her family and friends, shopping and the perfect cup of tea.
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Case studies

There’s a lot of innovating going on in our centre, and a lot of stories to tell. Here are some of our favourites.

Member Stories: Bicester Care & PA ltd

Bicester Care and PA is a fast growing care company based at BIC covering Bicester and the surrounding areas, We asked Sue the office manager a few questions…

Member Stories: BYOB Ltd

BYOB ltd – Build your own Business, Help small businesses with all those extras, offering a wide range of services ranging from accountancy to building websites- They moved into Bicester IC  in June this year as they are growing rapidly and have now gone from a team of one to three! We asked Dawn the director of BYOB a few questions…

Head to Head: Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director for Oxford Innovation

We sat down with Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley to find out a bit more about her and how she is looking forward to helping businesses across Oxfordshire and at Culham Innovation Centre.

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