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's 2018 Highlights in 60 Seconds

2018 was a very busy year indeed with much to celebrate both locally and nationally. Here are just some of my highlights from last year - in 60 seconds!

Robert Courts MP

Robert Celebrates Local Charity SpecialEffect

Robert has visited Charlbury-based SpecialEffect to celebrate the charity's success in recent months.  Robert is a strong supporter of the charity, and recently championed their work in the House of Commons.

Robert Visits Cyber-Security Company CQR

Robert has paid a visit to local cyber-security company CQR, who operate globally from their office in Bladon.  Their expert team work to ensure businesses are operating with the highest level of security, protecting them and their customers from the risks of the online landscape.

Robert Visits Chadlington Brewery

Chadlington Brewery is a local microbrewery with a dedicated team who are passionate about brewing the highest quality beer. They use only natural ingredients - including local spring water and English hops - to brew truly unique beers.

Robert Visits Local Business Neve's Bees

Neve's Bees is a family-run business based in Eynsham which produces 100% natural beeswax beauty products.  They were successful in Blenheim's recent start-up competition, meaning their products are now on sale in the Palace's shop.