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Can you help? The Christmas Extravaganza is now less than 3 weeks away, and we are desperately looking for volunteers to help either on the day, or in the lead up to the day, or the following day.
How would you like to feel like a VIP for the day? We’re talking scrumptious food, beautiful views, the tranquility of the river and a personal service like no other! If you have a love of the outdoors and a penchant for all things nautical, you’ll be chomping at the bit to jump aboard your very own Old English river cruiser!
Our annual ‘Local & Loved’ Awards have been replaced this year by the ‘Business of the Year’ Awards 2106. The award has been designed to recognise and celebrate local independent businesses that have built up a great reputation amongst their customers.
It’s your opinion that counts! Every business is voted for by you, the happy customer. The business with the most votes will then be crowned winner of the prestigious Business of the Year Award 2016.
James Phillpott, the founder of the "Yeah Baby" annual music festival is appealing for support from local Abingdon businesses for this charitable event.
Abingdon Hydro shares are to be launched on 1 November at a meeting in the Guildhall in Abingdon from 10am. The target is £1.25million to construct the hydroelectric scheme. Many people have already indicated they wish to support this community based energy project to build a hydro-electric scheme on the River Thames weir.
Spark Vale (a business support initiative funded by Vale4Business – a collaborative partnership of business and civic leaders in the Vale of White Horse) is running a business idea competition with over £50,000 worth of business support prizes, including office space for a year.
Before you approach your bank or investors, are you sure you’ve had what’s due to you in the form of Government grants?
Utopia Beauty Salon & Beautique, based in Abingdon, has won a SOUTH REGIONAL SMALL BUSINESS GOLD trophy in the Scoot Headline Awards - the national campaign to find Britain’s most successful businesses.
The Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (OxLEP) has a further £400,000 Growing Places Fund available.
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