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.
OION is kindly sponsored by Laytons - a commercial law firm with an international client base, with specialists in private equity, corporate and commercial, intellectual property and technology, as well as tax, employment, dispute resolution, commercial property and private client.
We believe it to be vital to our clients that they deal with consistent personnel whom they know, and further that they have individuals who know them and their affairs well. We generate the best advice by sharing our knowledge and working supportively as a single team, both with our clients and amongst ourselves.
We understand that clients need more than just advice. We invest time in knowing clients’ circumstances, needs and preferences to deliver commercially informed and practical results. Wherever practical the same lawyers act. In this way we know what matters and our advice can be relevant, effective and appropriate.
We understand and are sympathetic to the pressures on early-stage businesses: as a result we act for numerous companies who have been introduced to us via OION.
If you are an investor or a company seeking finance through OION and would like to speak to us, without obligation, we are always happy to meet you. Please contact Esther Gunaratnam.
Address: Level 5, 2 More London Riverside, London, SE1 2AP
We are proud to sponsor OION. 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
TVIN is kindly sponsored by Nunn Hayward. Over the last 25 years we have gained a wealth of experience which we are pleased to be able to offer you in your new enterprise.
Our 8 partner firm boasts strengths not just in the usual core business you would associate with firms of accountants, but also consultancy skills tailored to the day to day needs of the SME sector and in particular fast growing new businesses.
Getting the structure of the company right at the very outset in terms of financing, decision making and shareholder relations is always key but so often in the initial whirlwind of those early months they can be missed, with serious long term consequences.
We work with our clients to try and make sure that does not happen and use our team to help take some of the workload away and let you concentrate on what really matters.
We are here to help so please don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange a free and no obligation consultation, please contact Steve Cook.
Address: 2-4 Packhorse Road, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, SL9 7QE
TVIN is kindly sponsored by Moorcrofts LLP - 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
OEI is kindly sponsored by Richardsons - 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 it runs complementary programmes across three key objectives:
While the Trust focuses on the enterprise strategy, its education and engagement programmes are delivered through Science Oxford, the public-facing part of the Trust.
The Trust, which currently comprises a team of 24, has a simple but effective charitable business model: it owns and runs the Oxford Centre for Innovation (OCFI) in Oxford and the new Wood Centre for Innovation (WCFI) at Stansfeld Park, Headington. Income from the innovation centres is reinvested into Science Oxford’s 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.
The Trust’s most recent development is the new Science Oxford Centre and WCFI at Stansfeld Park – a £13m project to create a science education centre for children aged 3-11 years and an innovation centre targeted at tech entrepreneurs and start-ups.
In addition, the Trust develops and invests in a diverse range of activities, projects, partnerships and programmes, including:
Find out more at: www.theoxfordtrust.co.uk
OION Ltd is kindly sponsored by Oxford Innovation - providing 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