SVBA 2019 Sponsors

Lead sponsor: Royds Withy King

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Royds Withy King is a UK Top 100 law firm with robust commercial, private client, personal injury and clinical negligence practices. It has the combined expertise of over 500 staff across offices in Bath, London, Oxford and Wiltshire and is a founding member of the international network of independent law firms, Interleges. Royds Withy King uses its experience to put clients ahead of the curve and places client relationships at the heart of everything it does. Royds Withy King achieved eight top tier rankings in The Legal 500 2017 and 39 lawyers were ranked as ‘Leaders in their Field’ in Chambers & Partners UK 2018, both leading guides to the law. The firm is proud to be ranked for the last five years as a Sunday Times 100 Best Company to Work for. Royds Withy King also received a three star ‘extraordinary’ accreditation from Best Companies in 2017 – one of just six UK law firms to have done so. For further information about Royds Withy King, visit, follow us on Twitter @RoydsWithyKing or read our latest news and views on LinkedIn.

Media partner: Business and Innovation Magazine

Business & Innovation Magazine is a highly respected editorially-led regional magazine. Published bi-monthly, in January, March, May, July, September and November, the news and features it publishes reveal the rich regional economic landscape by showcasing the successful businesses and putting key industry sectors under the spotlight. The magazine covers Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Gloucestershire, Worcester and North Wiltshire and in 2018 it will be extending its regional coverage across the Thames Valley, including Berkshire and Buckinghamshire. Business & Innovation Magazine and website offer a unique resource for research. Every news story covered on the website will always be accessible through the magazine’s on-line archive. Those seeking to boost their knowledge of the regional business economy to gain new customers, clients or competitive advantage, can quickly gain a picture of the business landscape through the website. Business & Innovation Magazine also hosts and supports regular business social networking events, and sector-led round tables, business breakfasts and lunches.

Gold sponsor: Richardsons Group

Richardsons is a team of fifty, dedicated to building trustful relationships with our clients, so we grow together. We assist and advise clients in a broad range of industries. These are both small and medium sized owner-managed enterprises, as well as a number of large companies, subsidiaries of overseas groups and private individuals. Established for over twenty-five years, we have a strong reputation in dealing with technology start-ups, with much of the business from this sector being spin-outs from Oxford University and the science parks around Oxfordshire, such as Harwell and Culham. We also specialise is assisting companies setting up in the UK. A number of our clients are subsidiaries of holding companies based in USA, Australia, New Zealand, Denmark, France, Germany and Switzerland. To find out more about Richardsons please visit, or contact Jemima King or Simon Husband on 01844 261155.

Gold sponsor: Bluestream Recruitment

Bluestream Recruitment is an independent recruitment consultancy, specialising in Aerospace Engineering, IT/Technology, Sales & Marketing and Office Support sectors. Over the past decade they have built a reputation on the delivery of exceptional recruitment service to leading businesses throughout Oxfordshire and across the UK.  The unique, candidate-focused approach delivers competitive advantages for clients and rewarding careers for candidates. Bluestream are truly passionate about supporting employers and jobseekers through the recruitment process, ensuring a friendly, yet professional experience, which is always honest and transparent. For further information visit

Gold Sponsor: MSC R&D

MSC R&D provides a range of strategic R&D funding and business growth services to technology businesses. These include R&D Tax Relief, R&D Grant Funding, Non-Dilution Funding and Commercialisation. Our client base; built on the strength of word-of-mouth referrals and the ability to nurture long-term relationships, now boasts some of the UK’s most innovative companies, all in high-technology sectors, from software development and advanced manufacturing to biotech and oil and gas. Many of these R&D companies have worked with MSC R&D on several projects over a number of years. Our results speak for themselves: -Over £180,000,000 funding raised, facilitated by leading edge innovative R&D projects -Millions of pounds of R&D Tax Relief claimed though hundreds of client projects MSC R&D’s approach, implemented by experienced proven teams and our ‘fast track blitz’ process and methodologies, minimises our clients’ time commitments, and maximises their chances of success. The company was established in 1990 and has offices in Sheffield, London, Brussels and Harwell Campus.

Gold Sponsor: Focus ORM

FOCUS Oxford Risk Management Ltd is a firm of Independent Insurance Consultants. Based in Oxford, FOCUS delivers professional advice and a personal service to both Private and Commercial clients. We specialise in designing insurance cover to suit each individual situation. We take a personal approach, getting to know and understand the individual needs of our clients before recommending a tailor-made solution. Whilst the principles of running a business are the same across most industries, insurance needs can differ substantially. If you operate in the world of technology, life sciences, medical environment or general business the insurance advice you need is far from standard, it is specialist and requires expert advice. We pride ourselves in taking a personal approach to arrange bespoke insurance solutions for businesses in these challenging environments. Our highly knowledgeable and experienced team is available to help you through the complexities of the cover needed to protect what matters to you most – whether that be your business or personal insurance needs. To find out how we can help you, visit our website at

Gold sponsor: Milton Park

Milton Park is a globally recognised science and business park, a working environment that fuels innovation and sustainable growth for 250 dynamic businesses attracted by a deep pool of talent extending to over 9,000 people across a variety of sectors. The Park is within the Technology Arc and Golden Triangle which encompasses a strategic area between Oxford, Cambridge and London. Milton Park is also part of the cluster of science within Oxfordshire, including two global brand universities, NHS foundation trust teaching hospitals and 5 key clusters: life sciences, space technologies, electronics, automotive and creative & digital. A truly premium business park in Oxfordshire with exceptional transport links, outstanding amenities and a stunning natural landscape. All combining to create the best environment and atmosphere for businesses to excel.

Gold sponsor: HSBC (info to follow)

Silver sponsor: Bidwells

Bidwells Oxford brings together established property experts to enable clients from a host of sectors to grow and maximise their property assets.

We work with clients across Oxford and the Thames Valley, including over half of the Oxford colleges, as well as private and public schools, landowners, leisure and hospitality brands, and science and technology businesses. Our clients appreciate our range of quality services. They recognise our in-depth knowledge of the region. And they know that each of us is utterly committed to their long-term success.

We’re proud to be overseeing multi award-winning projects by world-renowned architects, but we’re proudest of all of the relationships we’ve forged with our clients, who trust us, time and again, to deliver exceptional results.

Silver sponsor: Better, White Horse Leisure and Tennis Centre

Silver sponsor: Hilton Garden Inn (Abingdon)

Silver sponsor: Harwell Campus

Silver sponsor: Ann Laing Flowers

Working with flowers for 30 years, Ann Laing’s passion is never ending, always looking at new trends and products to enhance and reflect what she does. The flowers are sourced via Dutch markets as well as Britain which has become extremely fashionable, due to the excellent quality and varieties – and it’s great to support local growers. Ann’s clients vary from weddings, events, hire of silk floral displays, home styling and the design and installation of Christmas decorations. Ann prides herself on providing clients with excellent customer service whilst paying attention to detail, every client is important however large or small. Get in touch with Ann via her website,

Silver sponsor: Sam and Steve Photography

Sam and Steve Photography is a husband and wife team of documentary style photographers, specialising in observational and candid style photography, working together as a team, using small and non-intimating cameras. Having built an acclaimed documentary style wedding photography business, in 2019 they will be branching out into event and location photography and videography.