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Inaugural Business Event Abuzz with Opportunities

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The Cokethorpe Business Breakfast on Friday 10 May saw 100 representatives of local businesses welcomed to the School for the inaugural Cokethorpe Business Community networking event, launching the Cokethorpe Business Directory.

The business breakfast was bookended by networking, with the room abuzz with discussions of the local picture for businesses and new relationships being formed. In between, attendees were treated to two inspiring and thought-provoking talks from guest speakers Robbie Black, Head of Marketing at M&S Food, and Emma Fisher, Accounts Manager at AJF Taxation and representative of Business Buzz, Witney. Robbie and Emma gave their respective accounts of the marketing-led transformation of M&S Food and the importance of establishing and developing local connections to deliver business growth.

Commenting, Director of Development, Nicky Wynne, said: ‘We are delighted to have established the Cokethorpe Business Community through such a wonderful inaugural event. To launch the network with some 100 guests in attendance just shows the importance of collaborative working for businesses across our community, and the opportunities available to us that we can all recognise and benefit from. It is the first of many, and we are thrilled to be underway.’

Cokethorpe School’s Headmaster, Damian Ettinger, added: ‘As one of the larger employers in West Oxfordshire, Cokethorpe is mindful of our role within the community. We are pleased to have launched the Cokethorpe Business Community and the Directory for our partners, local business network, and our many business-owning parents. It promises to be a thriving and supportive community for local business.’

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