OB2 / A partnership between OBBS and Oxfordshire Business First to support SMEs in Oxfordshire.

OB2: working together to support local SMEs

Oxford Brookes Business School and Oxfordshire Business First have created a partnership to explore and highlight topics relevant to SMEs. The partnership, OB2, seeks to identify some of the key business issues that aren’t being addressed elsewhere, aiming to develop insights and support for local businesses.

Through this initiative, Oxfordshire Business First will become the business network for Oxford Brookes Business School enhancing academic research and teaching with current business practice and experience.


Under broad topic headings, OB2 will identify immediate and future business pressures that the OBBS research strengths and the OB1 membership network can address.

The current topics include:

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OB2 will develop insights into specific challenges through roundtables, workshops and other research methods. It will seek to identify what current support and guidance is available and relevant to SMEs. By partnering with other organisations, it will seek to develop cohesive and easily-applied solutions for local SMEs to address these challenges.

To power this initiative, OB2 would welcome input from local organisations and individuals who can contribute to these projects. 

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OBBS Business & External Engagement


+44 (0)1865 48 57 97