Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Charter Launch

24th January 2023 at The Old Fire Station, Oxford between 10am-2pm.

Join the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership (OIEP) at, The Old Fire Station, Oxford, on the 24th January, 10am-2pm for practical presentations, inspiring case studies, and a networking lunch as they launch their new Charter. The event will include keynote speaker, Darren Burns, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Timpson Group, who’ll be sharing his experience of the transformative impact that being an inclusive employer has had on their business and employees. This event is an exciting opportunity for key stakeholders in the County’s economy to find out how the Charter can bring financial and community prosperity and create a strong talent pipeline for businesses while increasing inclusivity. Everyone is welcome.

About the Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership

The Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership brings together over a hundred organisations – employers, business, education, community groups and local government.

Oxfordshire, despite its perceived affluence, global position and role as 1 of only 3 regions that contributes a surplus to the UK economy, is home to significant inequalities. 17 of 61 wards in Oxfordshire are the most deprived in England, with Northfield Brook in the 10% most deprived. The city of Oxford is the second most unequal place in the UK, in terms of income, housing affordability and life expectancy.  Education attainment is below average affecting all generations. These problems extend beyond the city and exist across the whole of Oxfordshire.

The Partnership is working to create opportunities for all people in Oxfordshire, making use of everyone’s potential, so that we can all benefit from Oxfordshire’s success.  The aim is to create an environment and communities that can adapt to change, a region that is resilient in the face of shocks in the economy and a workforce that responds to different needs and different kinds of work in the future.

The Oxfordshire Inclusive Economy Partnership is a county-wide group, working to share knowledge, expertise and resources to address some of our greatest challenges.  This is not a short-term initiative, but a long term endeavour.  The Partnership’s vision is an Oxfordshire that creates opportunities and benefits for all communities and people within our region.

Click here to sign up for the Charter event.

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