Helping our Local Shops & 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 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.

Abingdon and Witney College win Apprenticeship Provider of the Year

Huge congratulations to Abingdon and Witney College on being regional winners for Apprenticeship Provider of the Year and national finalists for their Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships at the AAC Apprenticeship Awards today in Parliament.

National Apprenticeships Week 2018

This week was National Apprenticeships Week, and Robert says, "I sincerely congratulate Abingdon and Witney College on winning regional Apprenticeship Providers of the Year, and being national finalists for their Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Apprenticeships.