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Carbon Black customer manager Matt Neale with one of the wheelchairs

Black to the future: Invention is not just any old wheelchair

First year: Lorna Nichiol, Sgaron Ogden, Alisia Heavan, Millie Healey, Noshin Begum and Raj Gill with customers celebrate Skipton Building Society’s first anniversary at London Road, Headington

Building society’s first birthday bash takes the cake

Incentives: Louise McGough, policy officer at the Centre For Cities think tank

‘Give Oxfordshire its stamp duty revenue to tackle housing crisis’

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Drop in orders: Hardide chief executive Philip Kirkham

Oil exploration downturn hits revenues

‘No brainer’: Martin Wedge, who launched carcontracthire.com last month, says “usership not ownership” is the key point with getting a new car

Why bear depreciating values when you can lease new cars?

Lutfi Radwan, who owns and runs Willowbrook Farm, at Hampton Gay

Where turkeys roam the range

Presentation: Awards chairman Paul Lowe at the launch of the 2016 Oxfordshire Business Awards at Inchcape Mercedes-Benz’s showroom

Oxfordshire Business Awards: New categories reflect diverse nature of economic dynamism

Significant projects: Airbus Helicopters vice president Richard Atack

Helicopter business launches two groundbreaking projects

Richard Atack, of Airbus Helicopters, at the company’s Oxford Airport base

Helicopter firm is flying high

Dr Martin Dare-Edwards formerly chaired the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership

‘EU out vote could cost jobs’

Risks: Dr Martin Dare-Edwards is one of the five top business leaders and politicians on a panel discussing the impact ‘Brexit’ would have on the county’s economy

‘Hundreds of local jobs at risk if Britain votes to quit the EU’

Venture: Ben, left, and James May of Jump Nutrition with their product

Sports drink venture is up and running

Roaring success: LEO co-founder Dan Andersson with a wooden lion carving used as the company’s symbol

E-learning business expands into Israel after Boris mission

Robert Miller is chairman of Phynova, based in Long Hanborough

Eastern niche for biotech firm

‘Our city is falling behind on finding tech-savvy workers’

‘Our city is falling behind on finding tech-savvy workers’

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Royal Cars’ fleet manager Zeb Alam, left, and managing director Niaz Mohammed

Taxi firm looking has an lternative source of funding

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Hybrid high: Fleet manager Zeb Alam, left, and managing director Niaz Mohammed with two of their new vehicles

Alternative finance provides taxi firm a deal it can bank on

Mikey Wastie, centre, with front from left Alex Morse, Tom Hall, Steve Wood, Philip South, Anthony Wilds and Josh Sadler; back Paul Ridgley, Mike Evans, Matt Wiltshire, Mark Henderson and Tad George

Porsche firm races away with top prizes

Idea: William Torre, left, and Daniele Longo, founders of Artistasy

Website targeted at budding art collectors on tight budget

Eric Rogers started his business, Dash Witness, last New Year’s Eve

Small businesses are booming

Research: Scientists in the industry liaison team, Anna Kroner and Claire Pizzey, use beamlines at the Diamond Light Source

Experts gather to help drive innovation in the car industry

Dan Knowles, front right, with colleagues at Kidlington-based Mary Knowles Care

It’s care, but with compassion

Charles Landless on his land where he plans to construct a solar farm

Solar panels ‘to benefit farm’

Growth: James Brown, chief executive of Zinc Ahead

US acquisition ‘will bring jobs to Oxford’

Funding: OXIS project manager Tom Cleaver

Energy firm receives grant to help finance a really cool idea

Anna Gage

Why returning mums are tops

Mentoring: O2i co-ordinator Rebecca Moore, left, with careers co-ordinator Cathy Wittet in front of a class

Bridging the gap between the worlds of work and education

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‘Game changer’ valve attracts £750,000 investment

‘Game changer’ valve attracts £750,000 investment

Angus Horner, director of the Harwell Science & Innovation Campus Partnership

Hub for high-tech industries

Potter Hannah Marshall and her three-year-old daughter Millie

Moulding her way to success

Bright future: Russian businessman Denis Sverdlov has invested £20m in Enstone-based electric lorry company Charge

Russian businessman driving a £20m electric lorries dream

Pig farmers Katy, left, and Lucy Allen with piglets at their farm in Blewbury

Why farming careers are cool

Programme: Darryl Eales says it is important that the events are enjoyable

U’s boss sets sights on uniting military and business expertise

Moving tale: Producer Lizzie Pickering, left, businessman Georges Tsitos and director Polly Steele are behind the film Let Me Go, about a girl abandoned by her Nazi mother

Reeling in the star attractions for new film project

Louise Walton whose millinery business in Wallingford is one of two local firms in the Small Biz 100 list

It’s ‘hats off’ to milliner Louise Walton

Road to success: Jamie Lynn, left, and old friend Dave Llewellyn, who manages the shop in Carterton

Cycling-mad Jamie is on a roll with a growing bike business

Rethink: Brakspear finance director David Nathan, left, and chief executive Tom Davies in front of the Angel on the Bridge hotel in Henley

Brakspear sells off booze-only pubs as part of ‘quality’ focus

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Immunocore chief executive officer Eliot Forster

Firm’s cancer drugs strategy

Encouraged: Farmer David Christensen of Kingston Bagpuize

Asda milk aid ‘of no direct local benefit’

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Successful: Oxford Wholefoods directors Rob Perry and Gay Scambler. The company is celebrating its 25th anniversary

Wholefood company toasting 25 naturally rewarding years

Mike Lawton, founder of Oxford Space Systems, who is in discussions with new customers in the US

Man on a new space mission

Jenny Brown’s polo businesss Pampeano is going from strength to strength on the back of a peer-to-peer loan

'Peer-to-peer loan' kick-starts growth for polo clothing firm

Witney author Juliet Souch

Publisher helps tackle EU tax legislation

Dr David Kingham

Energy firm among the most innovative

Business brains: Sir Trevor Baylis, inventor of the wind-up radio, torch, mobile phone charger and MP3 player, talks to Dr Heirani Moghaddam, chairman and executive director of OAED

Entrepreneurial spirit can be taught, and that’s no wind-up

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Safety first: Matt and Natalie Williams with one of the drones used on commercial licensing courses

Former RAF pilot’s new drone business is taking off

Trials: Steve Harris, chief executive of Circassia

Plans ahead to introduce asthma drug

No regrets: Richard Manners and son Harry, of Field Farm, near Longcot, sold their herd of dairy cows in March and invested in pig-raising facilities instead

Dairy farmers threatening to quit due to collapse in prices

Rowan Waller looks over the Isis, the inspiration for his original company name

Isis...why it’s all in the name

Nigel Blanchard’s company, which specialises in CGIs, will soon occupy an office ‘pod’ in his garden

Providing a view of the future

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