Ashton Old Baths is home to a passionate community of visionaries, all united by one vision – to discover, develop and deliver the next greatest ideas in the creative and digital sector. Joining AOB means you’ll be amongst a mix of like-minded companies in the Greater Manchester area, each with their own expertise and ideas to bring to the table. Imagine the collaborative possibilities for your business.

A chance to connect

The Wood Centre for Innovation offers you something unique. You’re not just getting an office, you’re getting a community. A community in which to mix with other entrepreneurs like you, and gain access to experts in specialist areas that could benefit your business. A community to help you build and grow. You can also benefit from the strong relationship between WCFI and its partner centre – the Oxford Centre for Innovation – in central Oxford.

A chance to connect

The Wood Centre for Innovation offers you something unique. You’re not just getting an office, you’re getting a community. A community in which to mix with other entrepreneurs like you, and gain access to experts in specialist areas that could benefit your business. A community to help you build and grow. You can also benefit from the strong relationship between WCFI and its partner centre – the Oxford Centre for Innovation – in central Oxford.

Opening up opportunities

It’s all very well working in your own space, but sometimes it’s helpful to think outside the box and exchange or discuss ideas with other people. Collaboration is made so much easier when there are opportunities literally on your doorstep. With knowledgeable like-minded people working all around you, networking at WCFI is easy.

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Business support

When you become part of the Wood Centre for Innovation, you’ll gain lots of support you didn’t even know you needed. With our team well connected within Oxford’s science and technology sectors, you’ll have the kind of help you just won’t get anywhere else.

Wendy Tindsley, our in-house Innovation Director is on hand to give you advice and support. We understand what it takes to make a company successful. And we understand that you might not have all the know-how you need right now.

Wendy has many years of experience in providing practical business support for our tech community and can connect you with relevant sources of help and initiatives. We all have one common goal: to see your business thrive.

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Our Companies

Meet the innovative businesses already part of our growing community.

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Meet the team

Our team at the Wood Centre for Innovation are here to make your life easier. They’re experienced, friendly and they genuinely want to help.

Kelly Carter

Commercial Manager

Kelly has enjoyed over 10 years of service with Oxford Innovation, across both innovation centre and commercial management roles. She has a strong sales and marketing background, having previously served one the largest regional newspaper groups for over 15 years. Kelly is passionate about creating and supporting a collaborative environment, in which businesses can thrive.

Rosie Miller

Assistant Centre Manager

Rosie moved from Scotland to Oxford in 2013 and has since made the city her home. Before joining the team at WCFI she worked for The Oxford Trust and has seen the WCFI evolve from the original site, to a building site and finally to the wonderful new centre that it is now. Rosie jumped at the chance to work in the new WCFI and brings with her extensive customer relations and office management experience. In her spare time, she enjoys walking and cycling.

Cerys McColl

Customer Experience Assistant

Cerys moved to Oxford last year and is enjoying finding her feet in the City of Dreaming Spires. She loves nature and the great outdoors, so is delighted to be working at the beautiful WCFI site, where she ensures the smooth running on the centre. Cerys brings with her a wealth of experience in office administration & customer service and is really enjoying being the first point of call at WCFI. In her spare time she enjoys photography and gardening.

Interested in joining?

Speak to our team to find out more about becoming part of our community.

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