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.

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Meeting with Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce

The Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group does a great job supporting promoting and lobbying for business in the Thames Valley. I was pleased to meet with them and discuss current policy issues and hearing the views of local business.

Darke & Taylor helping on apprenticeships

Darke & Taylor are providers of electrical and mechanical services, covering all aspects of building services from design, to construction and maintenance. I paid a very enjoyable visit to this local firm, to take a look at their premises & their thriving business; also to hear from them

Visiting My Store Self Storage

It is always a pleasure to visit thriving, innovative new local businesses, such as My Store Self Storage, the first purpose built one in Witney- and it is great to see their success. 

Visit to Hunters Cake Cafe

Hunters Cake Cafe is a new independent cafe in Witney specialising in cakes, but also serving breakfasts, light lunches, suki tea, milkshakes.... I called in to meet the team at this thriving business, and of course to try the homemade cake. I wish them every success.