Practical Innovation

Big Gigs

Our Big Gig innovation events are some of the most exciting events we hold and they are gaining more and more enthusiasm from innovators. The Business Innovation and Growth Network brings together a diverse range of businesses for fast paced, high energy events held across the county. For more information, click here.


Starting a Business 'By The Book'

Most people realise that you can't start a business 'by the book', but you can learn a great deal from other people's experience. We’ve published profiles of more than 50 Oxfordshire entrepreneurs in our new book called “Just Like You”  to help young and more experienced entrepreneurs learn from other business people.

Sharing Good Practice

Watch Our Videos

We’ve compiled a video library of some of our events from the past including presentations from our ‘Practical Innovation’ series and ‘Clicks and Mortar’. For more click here.

Meet the Directors

How We Work

Oxfordshire Business First is a not for profit company bringing together the best business people in Oxfordshire. We primarily focus on the following issues: promoting entrepreneurship, facilitating business innovation, campaigning for 21st century infrastructure (broadband/mobile/convergent technologies) and sharing of best practice.

We work best by connecting people and sharing information. Our network is diverse and extensive with members drawn from Oxfordshire businesses that have been involved in events or are interested in learning from their peers. They benefit from attending events and working on joint projects. Its networking, but not as you know it!  For more about our activities click here.

To learn about our board members, click here.

People Like You


Our network is drawn from Oxfordshire business people who have been involved in events or are interested in learning from their peers. They benefit from sharing knowledge and experience and working on joint projects. Its networking, but not as you know it! 

To be part of our network please join our LinkedIn Group or follow us on

Contact Us

Hey you don't have to be a member, you can just be a friend. Get in touch to learn more about Oxfordshire Business First. Please contact our chairman, Frank Nigriello, by email at (He's always up for a coffee.)