Enterprise support

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  • Our Community

    In the Oxford Brookes community, we have a diverse mix of local and global entrepreneurs, mentors and experts.

    Their advice and knowledge is a valuable part of our enterprise support programme, helping attendees hone personal skills, build a business or create change with a social enterprise.

    Here are some of the organisations and networks we work with:

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  • Santander Universities

    Santander is a long-time supporter of student entrepreneurship and the Brookes Enterprise Support programme, and provides sponsorship for our Enterprise Support Awards.

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    Brookes Entrepreneurs

    We work closely with Brookes Entrepreneurs, a student society designed to grow and encourage enterprise for Oxford Brookes University students.

    Brookes ID

    Brookes Enterprise Support is part of the Brookes ID co-curricular programme. It works in partnership with students to recognise and reward commitment and engagement beyond coursework or studies.

    Enterprising Oxford

    Enterprising Oxford is a University of Oxford initiative to support, encourage and promote entrepreneurship in and around Oxford.

    Enterprise Educators UK

    Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) is a leading independent membership network for enterprise education. Members share and exchange best practice through events, webinars, social media and more.

    University Alliance

    Oxford Brookes is part of the University Alliance (UA), an association of universities with a mission to drive innovation across Britain. Their annual event celebrates emerging business talent from the student population.

    Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN)

    The Global Social Entrepreneurship Network (GSEN) is a network for organisations who support early stage social entrepreneurs. GSEN promotes best practice and empowers social entrepreneurs to create lasting change.

    Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP)

    Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP) is the social entrepreneurship support network for existing and potential social entrepreneurs in Oxfordshire.

    Oxfam Superstore

    The Oxfam store in Cowley is a new social enterprise hub, providing hot desk working spaces for female social entrepreneurs.

    Makespace Oxford

    Our partner, Makespace Oxford, offers BES programme attendees the opportunity to hot desk in a light, modern working environment. They actively encourage social enterprises and charities in particular.

    Research Oxford

    Research Oxford specialise in research, evaluation and data analysis to help organisations create change. They’re a key partner in our programme and run our research-based skills masterclasses.

    Film Oxford

    Film Oxford is a film and creative arts charity. The charity has been providing training and activities for over 30 years, and supports local filmmakers, artists and digital creators. They run our masterclass in video skills.

    Tech Pixies

    Our social media and digital marketing masterclasses are delivered by Joy Foster, founder of national, award-winning Techpixies. Techpixies specialises in courses for women returning to work, changing careers or starting a business.

    Grant Thornton

    Grant Thornton is one of the world’s largest networks of independent accounting and consultancy firms, and a key delivery partner in the Brookes Enterprise Support mentoring programme.

    Pennington Manches

    Penningtons Manches LLP is a leading UK law firm, with offices across the UK. They provide legal services to our Start Up Visa Graduate Entrepreneur applicants.

    Creative England

    Creative England is a not-for-profit organisation that supports the creative industries in England.