About South and Vale Business Support

Hi, we’re the South and Vale Business Support team!

We provide businesses across South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse with free and impartial support, advice and up-to-date business information.

We can help with:

  • Accessing superfast broadband
  • Finding new premises for your business
  • Skills and employment
  • Promoting our market towns
  • Relevant funding and grants
  • Networking and business breakfast events
  • Signposting to other useful organisations

You can get in touch with us by filling in our enquiry form, or you can view our individual contact details below.



Dr Melanie Smans

Economic Development and Active Communities Manager

e: melanie.smans@southandvale.gov.uk
m: 07801 203542




Nick King

Principle Economic Development Lead

e: nick.king@southandvale.gov.uk
m: 07801 203545




Karen Tolley

Economic Development Lead

e: karen.tolley@southandvale.gov.uk
m: 07827 081818




Sophie Evans

Marketing Lead – Economic Development

e: sophie.evans@southandvale.gov.uk
m: 07917 088351




Karen Roberts

Economic Development Lead – Vale Towns

e: karen.roberts@southandvale.gov.uk
m: 07867 196978




Kathy Deacon

Economic Development Lead

e: kathy.deacon@southandvale.gov.uk
m: 07717 271897