What we do

We provide practical support to help ambitious businesses and start-ups succeed.

Oxford Innovation has been making a positive difference for over 30 years; we help SMEs to overcome their challenges, take opportunities and achieve their growth ambitions through the provision of incubation, business advice and connections to investors.
We’re here to help businesses reach their full potential.

Business Coaching

Coaching, consultancy, mentoring, training, access to finance and export advice.
Connecting innovators with manufacturers, distributors, co-developers and suppliers overseas.
Assisting with starting a High Growth Business or developing a new business idea.
Research, analysis and advice on economic and social development for the public and private sector.
Help raise finance by connecting businesses with highly active potential investors (‘business angels’).


We have developed a suite of tried and tested SME workshops and masterclasses covering a wide range of business topics, including:
Increasing Sales.
Cyber Preparation and Response.
Maximising Productivity.
Financial Management (including debt funding, equity finance, crowdfunding).

Insights & practical advice

An online magazine for policy makers, funders and business support commissioners. It draws on Oxford Innovation’s 30 years’ experience of delivering positive economic growth by enabling scale-ups to achieve their full potential.

High Growth Tools

We have developed a unique suite of innovative tools to support and enrich the delivery of our key services including the highly regarded GROWTHmapper®. A powerful on-line business diagnostic tool providing client businesses and their coach with valuable insights on key business areas and direction for growth.
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Programmes We Run

We have delivered business support programmes to more than 20,000 growing businesses.
We are the partner of choice for business support commissioners interested in growing SMEs and a thriving UK economy both at national and regional level.

Current programmes

  • Manufacturing Growth Programme.
  • Innovate UK EDGE.
  • Business & leadership coaching Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
  • Access to Finance Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
  • Strategic Growth Programme, Leeds City Region.
  • Peer Networks Programme.
  • Supply Chain Improvement.


Our team of highly experienced business coaches has first-hand experience in a diverse range of sectors. As a result, they are able to help facilitate rapid growth in the businesses we support by tapping into their own expertise and networks.
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What our clients say