Helping our local shops and businesses

West Oxfordshire is a thriving area with many small businesses and I will word hard to ensure 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 over 80 local business owners both in the constituency and Parliament, have hosted events honouring our innovative local companies and become the chair of the All-Party Group for Small and Micro Businesses.

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

I have been working hard on behalf of our local businesses - part of this has been revolving around the issue of business rates.  I lobbied Government to ease pressures of rates rises by introducing a relief fund - I am pleased that this has been listened to and is helping many businesses across West Oxfordshire - learn more about this here.


Robert meet with West Oxfordshire farmers and the NFU

Robert said, "It was great to catch up with local farmers and the NFU to discuss the current issues they are facing.  Farming and agriculture is one of the sectors that will be most affected by the UK's withdrawal from the EU, so although there is some uncertainty, this gives the UK a fantastic o

Robert hosts Business Breakfast Meeting to discuss apprenticeships

Robert said, "Hugely productive Business Forum Breakfast meeting, covering a wide range of current issues that I will continue to feed back to Government. With many thanks to West Oxfordshire District Council and STL Communications Ltd for hosting!"

Oxford International College of Beauty welcomes Robert for a tour

Robert said, "It was a pleasure to meet all the students and staff at the college, and to learn about this exceptional training facility which attracts students from all over the world to Witney. Thank you all for taking the time to show me around."

Robert visits West Oxfordshire company, Owen Mumford

Robert met with Owen Mumford in Chipping Norton, which manufacture an innovative range of medical devices and disposables for drug delivery and capillary blood sampling in a variety of therapeutic areas such as diabetes.

Robert meets with Ebico to discuss energy tariffs

Robert met with local company, Ebico, the UK's first not-for-profit gas and electricity provider.  They discussed energy tariffs and how different models could help to fight fuel poverty, and Robert greatly enjoyed the discussion.