OION Ltd is pleased to acknowledge the support of its sponsors. This support means that our companies and investors can access professional advice that is geared to meet the growth needs of innovative businesses.
Taylor Vinters is an international law firm supporting the businesses which drive the innovation economy, and the entrepreneurs and private wealth that underpin them.
Our practice is global, operating from innovation clusters in the UK, Asia and the US. With 28 partners and 80 lawyers across our offices in London, Cambridge, Oxford and Singapore, and more to come in New York, we help entrepreneurial clients make great things happen, whatever their size and sector. Our clients range from Fortune 500 technology multinationals through fast growth venture backed businesses and owner managed businesses, to individuals driven by great ideas and a passion.
We are a full service law firm and our key practice areas are corporate, commercial technology, IP, brands, employment, commercial real estate, disputes and private wealth. But we are also more than just a law firm; we’re active investors in legal technology and artificial intelligence. Our portfolio structure allows us to support our clients with integrated legal, consulting and technology solutions – helping them manage risk, take informed decisions and leverage valuable networks. Please contact Nicola McConville.
Address: Prama House, 267 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford, OX2 7HT
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It is this focus which informs the services we provide and the decisions we make. With offices in 158 countries and more than 236,000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world.
We have always worked with privately owned businesses and their promoters. As an adviser to ambitious, wealth-creating enterprises, we get to meet and learn from some of the most creative, persistent and ingenious minds in the business world - our clients. Across the country, we work with over 16,000 private companies to help them solve important problems and achieve their growth potential. We would be happy to speak to you please contact Dave Farmer.
Address: 3 Forbury Place, 23 Forbury Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 3JH
Moorcrofts LLP is a boutique corporate law firm focused only on matters that are important to your business, including corporate, commercial, IT and technology, open source software, commercial property and employment issues. We don't deal with law that businesses don't use - we don't advise on Wills, criminal, conveyancing, personal injury, matrimonial etc. We just deal with commercial matters.
We understand the issues facing your business when you are looking for funding, having had experience of acting for many companies in that position. Importantly we also act for companies at all stages in their development, from start-ups through to companies listed on AIM and including venture capitalists and angel investors. We therefore understand the issues facing you from all perspectives and are well placed to give you practical commercial and realistic advice that can move your business forward.
Once you have achieved the funding you are looking for, we are here to help you continue to develop your business. As well as the usual shareholder and commercial law issues, we have particular expertise in helping firms with incentivising their employees by way of employee share schemes, an ideal way to ensure you have a committed and driven workforce who shares your desire to drive your company forward. Unlike larger general service firms, we are able to offer a partner led service to ensure that you achieve the best advice possible. We are based in Marlow with clients throughout London, the Thames Valley and much further afield. We are also experienced in cross border transactions and can assist your business in developing links worldwide when the time comes. We are happy to meet or talk with you, without commitment, about what we can do for you and how we can address the legal and commercial issues your business faces. Please contact Teri Hunter.
Address: Thames House, Mere Park, Dedmere Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL7 1PB
Richardsons is a flexible, approachable firm of business advisors, acting for a number of start-ups in the science and hi-tech fields. We are experienced in meeting the kinds of challenges your company may face.
Our team will listen to your unique requirements and provide you with whatever you need from the full spectrum of accounting, auditing, tax, management reporting, payroll and support services that we provide. We are specialists in the area of Research and Development tax credits, and we offer costs effective audits of grants.
We always agree a fixed fee with clients in advance, so that you receive no unexpected bills. Our quotes include the provision of ad-hoc advice on general and specific issues throughout the year. We are much better able to help your business grow if we know what you are doing, so we welcome your calls and don't charge you for listening!
Address: Richardsons, 30 Upper High Street, Thame, Oxon, OX9 3EZ
The Oxford Trust is an independent charitable trust, founded in 1985 by entrepreneurs Sir Martin and Audrey, Lady Wood. Its mission is to encourage the pursuit of science and enterprise and has played a pivotal role in the regions innovation and STEM education ecosystem for over three decades.
The Trust has a simple but effective charitable business model: it owns and runs the Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI) in central Oxford and the Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) located in the health sciences quarter of Headington. Income from the innovation centres is reinvested into its Science Oxford branded education and engagement programmes. The strength of the model is that it is self-sustaining and supports both ends of the ecosystem, from inspiring young children about the wonders of science to helping tech start-ups to develop and grow.
With over 40,000 sq ft of innovation space from co-working, offices, laboratory and workshop spaces to meeting and conference facilities the Trust is the largest integrated provider in Oxford city.
Start-up companies can, if eligible, receive discounts in their early years up to an equivalent to a whole year’s accommodation. The Trust set up OION thirty years ago so we are especially interested in organisations being supported by this investor network.
Find out more at: www.theoxfordtrust.co.uk
Oxford Innovation provide services to support the growth of innovators and entrepreneurs, and to public and private sector organisations that wish to support innovation and enterprise. We manage a range of national and regional coaching and business support programmes and investment networks that link investors with businesses seeking funding. For further information please visit www.oxfordinnovationservices.co.uk
Oxford Innovation is also a leading operator of business and innovation centres, managing a national network of centres providing office and laboratory space to over 1,000 early stage firms. For more information please see www.oxin-centres.co.uk