The Oxford Trust’s two innovation centres are more than just a place to work. Together with Oxford Innovation, our centres’ operator, we work to help you thrive and grow. That’s why all companies based in our Centres are eligible for business support.

Meet our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley

Here at Heyford Park, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, especially in times of uncertainty, so we have our Innovation Director, Wendy and our team of experts on hand to help.
Wendy Tindsley has experience in helping growing companies to raise funding. Wendy has raised over £10 million in funding for companies and assisted in the scale-up of companies, taking one from £250,000 to £4 million turnover. Working with a team of experts to provide entrepreneurs with business development ideas, Wendy has had plenty of experience and insight into supporting growing businesses and continues to help our community thrive.

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Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

Strategic business planning

1-2-1 business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

International trade planning

Financial planning

Leadership and Management

Exit Strategies

Meet Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley

Business support comes via our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley, who is part of the Oxford Innovation team. Wendy offers businesses 1:1 support and coaching to set goals and overcome challenges, such as fundraising, finding new markets and scaling up. Networked with many stakeholders and partners across Oxfordshire, she can also make connections – whether it’s with other businesses, clients or linking to opportunities. In addition, Wendy can help start-ups increase their knowledge and up-skill to ensure they have the right skills at the right time to expand and grow. And, lastly, she creates communities of like-minded businesses that can help each other and collaborate where relevant.

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Exit Right

Hosted by experts in their fields, Exit Right is a series of six ‘masterclasses’ for founders and senior leadership teams looking to successfully grow and exit their business.

Developed by The Oxford Trust, Barclays Eagle Labs, Oxford Innovation and Freeths, the videos focus on Exit Planning; Scaling Up; New Business Development & Acquisition; Marketing & Branding; Fundraising & Pitching; and Product Market fit.

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Business support packages

Our business support for science and tech start-ups working in our centres includes access to all the tools you need to reach your goals.

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Business support offer

Our support for science and tech start-ups and spinouts includes:

Strategic business planning

Personal business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Financial planning

Leadership and management

Exit strategies

Making connections

Here at the Wood Centre for Innovation we bring like-minded innovators together. Through a range of virtual and socially distanced networking opportunities, we offer you chances to collaborate with other businesses to create change and grow your network. We also give you access to a network of external experts and resources. Have a look at our upcoming events to see what opportunities are available.

Being part of our innovation centre means you are part of the Oxford Innovations UK network of over 1,000 businesses.

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Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Five minutes with David Llewellyn from DJS Antibodies

A dynamic new biotech started by Dr David Llewellyn and Dr Joe Illingworth, DJS Antibodies is pioneering the development of novel therapeutics to treat the world’s most critical inflammatory diseases, a class of disease that accounts for more than 50% of deaths worldwide.

DJS Antibodies moves to our newly-converted R&D labs

Biotech start-up, DJS Antibodies, is the second company to move into our newly-converted class II laboratory space at the Wood Centre for Innovation.

Five minutes with Peter Hamley from Samsara Therapeutics

We spoke to Peter Hamley, Chief Scientific Officer of amazing biotech start-up Samsara Therapeutics, who have just moved into the new life science labs at our Wood Centre for Innovation.

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their businesses.

Five minutes with David Llewellyn from DJS Antibodies

A dynamic new biotech started by Dr David Llewellyn and Dr Joe Illingworth, DJS Antibodies is pioneering the development of novel therapeutics to treat the world’s most critical inflammatory diseases, a class of disease that accounts for more than 50% of deaths worldwide.

DJS Antibodies moves to our newly-converted R&D labs

Biotech start-up, DJS Antibodies, is the second company to move into our newly-converted class II laboratory space at the Wood Centre for Innovation.

Five minutes with Peter Hamley from Samsara Therapeutics

We spoke to Peter Hamley, Chief Scientific Officer of amazing biotech start-up Samsara Therapeutics, who have just moved into the new life science labs at our Wood Centre for Innovation.