James Cowper Kreston joins Advanced Oxford

Advanced Oxford is delighted to welcome James Cowper Kreston as a new sponsor member, who will be actively contributing to our work in supporting the development of Oxfordshire’s innovation ecosystem. James Cowper Kreston is a leading firm of accountants and business advisors, helping businesses and individuals in Oxford and the wider Oxfordshire region to maximise their potential.

There are many businesses within the region that play an important role in supporting innovation, including research and development intensive companies, indeed our innovation ecosystem could not operate successfully without them. Accountancy experts James Cowper Kreston are ideally positioned to contribute to Advanced Oxford’s work, bringing their expertise and insight, drawn from their relationships with knowledge-based enterprises. Oxford is renowned for its outstanding education, history, technological advances and innovation and James Cowper Kreston is proud to be involved and well connected to the technology sector, as well as entrepreneurs with growing owner-managed businesses.

James Cowper Kreston, with their Oxfordshire office located in Cumnor Hill, Oxford, have long been supporters of the region’s knowledge and economy. They have partnered with law firm, Taylor Vinters (now Mishcon de Reya) and Oxford University Innovation, to develop and deliver the Structuring for Success course, which supports young, innovative companies on their journey to growth, and Joint Managing Partner, Sue Staunton, is Chair of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Health and Life Sciences group.

 “We are deeply committed and invested in the technology sector that Oxford has to offer, particularly in research and development. Our partnership signifies our dedication to innovation, and we are proud that we will now be able to support businesses and members through our new sponsorship with Advanced Oxford, so that they can maximise their potential.” – Sue Staunton, Joint Managing Partner and Chair of Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Health and Life Sciences group



“We are delighted to welcome James Cowper Kreston into Advanced Oxford’s membership, as a sponsor, but also as an active contributor to our work. James Cowper Kreston’s role, as accountancy experts and business advisors to many of the region’s science and technology-based companies, means that they are well placed to bring new perspectives and evidence to our work in support of Oxfordshire’s innovation economy. The business environment and UK investment policies, including issues such as the R&D tax credit system, are of increasing importance to Advanced Oxford, particularly as we strengthen our work with super-regional bodies like the Oxford to Cambridge Super-Cluster Board. The ability to draw on the expertise that James Cowper Kreston brings to our work is invaluable.” – Sarah Haywood, Advanced Oxford’s Managing Director

About James Cowper Kreston

We are passionate about enabling our clients – whether businesses or individuals – and our staff to maximise their potential. That means that we approach each client or member of staff as an individual, not with a pre-set script. We think about their objectives and work with them to help them achieve their goals. The most successful businesses and individuals get to where they want to be, not just through hard work and selling great products and services, but by ensuring that they have the right team around them, and that includes their external advisors.


We have a deep understanding of the technology sector and are truly embedded in the region’s network, such that we can truly understand, meet the needs of our clients and tailor our services to ensure that we help to maximise their potential. We believe in being at the heart of the sector as well as working in it and like to give back. With that in mind, we regularly talk at seminars and workshops on the financial aspects of running a technology company, to support them at each stage of their lifecycle. We are also long-term members and supporters of OBN, OUI, and support the BBSRC YES programme – helping to develop the life science entrepreneurs of the future and we are therefore delighted to extend our membership to Advanced Oxford.

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