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Need someone to bounce ideas off of, or to explore a new business direction? Our vibrant community is more than happy to lend a hand in taking you and your business to the next level, both virtually and in-person. So, whether you want to pick the brains of one of our own experienced business leaders, or connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs, we’re here to make that happen.
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Having an office all to yourself is great – but what about when you need to bounce an idea off somebody else? Or want to explore new directions, and find new business contacts? At Bicester Innovation Centre, all you have to do is walk down the corridor. Our community of innovators are more than happy to lend a hand to their neighbours – in fact, we encourage it. So, whether you want to pick the brains of one of our own experienced business leaders, or connect with other like-minded entrepreneurs, we’re here to make that happen.
It’s not just the people who work in our centre that make it fantastic – it’s the people that work for it too. Our centre team is made up of some really talented individuals, with hands-on experience in helping businesses grow.
Co-owner / Director
I love working in property – the mix of great people and great buildings really inspires me. Over the past few years, I’ve developed a passion for bringing old, under-utilised buildings to life in a way that people engage with. Before working in property, I worked for large organisations predominantly in Leadership and Change management roles – a fulfilling part of my life but one I’m happy to have left behind.
Outside work, I love skiing, scuba-diving, supporting Sheffield Wednesday and spending time with our two boys Dan and Shaun.
Co-owner / Director
Having been a stay at home mum for 10 fabulous years I was ready for something new but it had to build on what I loved while I was involved with kids groups, the PTA and being a school governor…….
Relationships is what it’s about – with our housemates, our clients, our trades, our cleaners.
I love being part of a community and knowing we are making a true difference to peoples lives.
Perch Co-working & all offices
After an early career in retail, I spent 13 years in school business management whilst my children were growing up. I always loved the sense of community and team-work in these roles and I now feel so lucky to be in an environment again at Perch where I am involved in developing a fantastic and dynamic community with inspirational people around me. In any spare moments, I love to travel, read and spend time with my family, whilst persevering at trying to learn Italian…
Friends and work colleagues tell me that I’m a ‘people person’ – customer facing positions have always been central to all roles in my career. It’s the buzz of meeting and greeting, being part of a community and connecting with people that I love. Life is busy and I like it that way. I’m passionate about swimming, taking part in charity events and spending time in the country with our two dogs. Quality time with family and friends over a few drinks, tasty food and lots of chatter is my idea of a perfect end to a busy week.
I come from more of a clinical background so being at the ‘heart’ of the centre is my favourite place to be. Being front of house is ideal for me as I get the buzz of meeting and greeting all the new Point of Difference customers plus being able to spend time with the long-standing customers who I’ve built a great relationship with. Perfect! Give me something to sort out or organise and I’m there…and I love a spreadsheet - another little joy of mine!
Outside of work I spend time catching up with friends and family for a natter, and being a weekend ‘football and horse-riding’ mum to my lovely little 8-year-old daughter.
Meeting new people, having conversations, and building relationships has always been my strength. With a background in both hospitality and account management, I love being part of a community and getting to know people from all walks of life.
You can find me at my happiest when I’m travelling and exploring new places, deep in the pages of a good book, or catching up with friends and family with a glass of prosecco…or two!
There’s a lot of innovating going on in our centre, and a lot of stories to tell. Here are some of our favourites.
Member Stories: Bicester Care & PA ltd
Bicester Care and PA is a fast growing care company based at BIC covering Bicester and the surrounding areas, We asked Sue the office manager a few questions…
Member Stories: BYOB Ltd
BYOB ltd – Build your own Business, Help small businesses with all those extras, offering a wide range of services ranging from accountancy to building websites- They moved into Bicester IC in June this year as they are growing rapidly and have now gone from a team of one to three! We asked Dawn the director of BYOB a few questions…
Head to Head: Wendy Tindsley, Innovation Director for Oxford Innovation
We sat down with Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley to find out a bit more about her and how she is looking forward to helping businesses across Oxfordshire and at Culham Innovation Centre.
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