From local start up to world leader – register now for the South and Vale Business Breakfast!

Released on February 2, 2017

  • Businesses invited to register for the South and Vale Business Breakfast on Tuesday 21 February
  • Free event includes light breakfast followed by presentations about issues affecting businesses
  • Hear how Williams Jet Tenders went from local start-up to the world’s largest jet tender manufacturer.

Businesses are invited to join the annual South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ annual Business Breakfast on Tuesday 21 February 2017. 

The free event, this year hosted by South Oxfordshire District Council, includes a light breakfast followed by a series of presentations about issues affecting businesses locally and a question and answer session. 

Key note speaker will be Mathew Hornsby, Sales Director and co-founder of yacht and powerboat specialists Williams Jet Tenders, based in Berinsfield.  Mathew will be sharing the story of how Williams Jet Tenders went from a local start-up business to the world’s largest jet tender manufacturer building over 700 boats a year.

Following the Brexit vote of 2016, Garry Young, Senior Advisor at the Bank of England will be sharing his thoughts on business uncertainty and economic prospects and what it means for local businesses. 

The Business Breakfast takes place on Tuesday 21 February 2017 from 7.30am at De Vere Oxford Thames Hotel, Henley Rd, Sandford on Thames, OX4 4GX. 

To book a place at the breakfast please visit the registration page.

Cllr Robert Simister, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at South Oxfordshire District Council, said: “It would be great to see as many businesses as possible join us for the Business Breakfast. This will be a fantastic opportunity to hear about and discuss what’s happening in the local area and hear directly from the Bank of England about what Brexit could mean for local businesses.”

Cllr Mike Murray, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Vale of White Horse District Council, said: “This will be a great chance to get a better understanding of how southern Oxfordshire’s economy could change over the coming months and years.  It will also be a great opportunity to network with business leaders from across southern Oxfordshire to share ideas and develop new contacts.”