Helping our Local Shops & Businesses

West Oxfordshire is a thriving area with many small businesses and I work hard to provide a strong voice for our local wealth creators. I am determined to ensure that our thriving local economy continues to grow, providing even more good jobs for local people.

I have championed West Oxfordshire businesses since becoming your MP, meeting with hundreds of local businesses in the constituency, and have hosted Parliamentary events honouring our innovative local companies. I have also been elected as the Chair of the All-Party Group for Small and Micro Businesses - making me a key voice in Westminster for small business.

These companies are the lifeblood of our local economy, and it is essential that West Oxfordshire continues to be a dynamic hub of businesses, from table-top operations to international world-beaters.

I work hard to ensure that our small, independent high street shops - which provide our towns with character and local wealth - are able to adapt to a rapidly-changing 21st Century business landscape and compete with the growth of online retail.

I continue to campaign for a root and branch review of the business rate system and for a reduction in the red tape and bureaucracy that faces small firms.

News

Robert Meets With Small Business Commissioner

Robert said: "If you own or have owned a small business, you’ll know that late payment can be a massive problem for you, not just in terms of cashflow but sometimes in terms of the future of your business.

Robert Visits the Rooflight Company

Robert said: "Thank you to the Rooflight Company for welcoming me to their offices in Shipton-under-Wychwood to learn more about their business.

Robert Joins WOBA Award Dinner to Celebrate Business Success

Robert said: "Honoured to attend the superb West Oxfordshire Business Awards (WOBA) dinner to celebrate the phenomenal success of business in West Oxfordshire. Our area is filled with thriving, innovative businesses which I am proud to say are going from strength to strength.

Robert Backs Campaign to End Late Payments

Robert said: "As the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Small Businesses, I wholeheartedly support the FSB's campaign to cut down on late payments, which are a massive problem for small businesses all over the UK.

Robert Visits Body Evo Fitness Studio

Robert recently visited Body Evo Ladies Only Fitness Studio at their site in Witney to take a tour of their facilities and discuss their plans for the future.