Will works for West Oxfordshire District Council where he is responsible for economic development and making sure local businesses get the support they need to succeed.
Will is proud to be one of the founders of WOBA. His favourite WOBA moment was “seeing Charlotte Pimm - Woozelbears winning the business person of the year award after several years of being a WOBA finalist and not winning. Grit and determination!”
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Rich heads up First Sight Media who deliver professionally managed, high quality productions of promotional videos, events, conferences and seminars.
First Sight Media has sponsored the Charity Award for the last couple of years and Rich describes the process as “amazing to get out there and hear about some of the awesome things happening on our doorstep.”
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Kate is the co-founder of Olamalu – the Witney based web and technology experts.
Kate was part of WOBA from the very first meeting and works with the WOBA charity of the year to help them make the most of the opportunity. This year, Olamalu also wrote some of the copy for the WOBA newspaper.
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Jane specialises in graphic design and joined the WOBA team in 2012. As well as using her design skills, her main role is organising the WOBA events – the Launch, Celebration of Business and the Awards Dinner.
This year she’s looking forward to “seeing who has entered and learning about their businesses.”
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Mark, an award winning business coach, has been part of the WOBA team for four years and is the Chair of Judges.
Mark says, “I am massively proud to be part of the diverse and vigorous West Oxfordshire business community and love being able to encourage and promote it in such a practical way.”
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Tom is a Regional Manager with Oxford Innovation managing Business
Innovation Centres. The newest member of the WOBA Team "I enjoy playing a part in the growth and success of new and existing businesses. Joining the WOBA team will give me more of that!"
Kelly is a freelance public relations consultant. Passionate about PR, Kelly is responsible for delivering media coverage for the WOBA community as well as coordinating the trophy for the awards.
Kelly has been involved in the WOBAs for 5 years and her favourite thing is the judging meeting. “My team members might be surprised by this answer, I’m not a judge so it’s the first time I get to hear how a business has evolved.”
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Hexagon offers serviced and virtual offices, meeting rooms and admin support. Michele manages their two business centres in Witney.
Michele joined the WOBA team in 2015. Her standout moment is “the sheer excitement and joy on the faces of the Inclusive Care & Education team when they won the Charity Award in 2015.”
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Anita is one of the Directors of Jamesons Limited, a firm of chartered accountants and business advisors based in Witney.
Anita has been involved in the WOBAs for several years and her favourite thing is “Learning about all the great businesses we have in West Oxfordshire and hearing their success stories – we are very lucky to have a great wealth of businesses to choose from.”
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Ken is development manager with MD2MD.
He has been a WOBA team member since 2011 and has been our MC at five of our gala dinners.
His favourite thing is "meeting people from businesses I didn't even know existed! We have such a diverse range of phenomenal businesses in the district."
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David is a solicitor with 25 years experience in advising businesses of all sizes and sectors in all aspects of employment law.
Responsible for sponsor liaison, David describes the WOBAs as “a fantastic event, run by fantastic people.”
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Jo is the founder of Marketing Sense, a marketing agency that works with SME’s as their outsourced marketing team.
Jo is also a founder member of the WOBAs and says her favourite thing is “seeing what entering, being a finalist or winning means to a business not just on the night, but throughout the process and long afterwards.”
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Rachel operates as a marketing consultant at Marketing Sense, with over 20 years of experience in marketing.
As the newest member of the WOBA team Rachel will be managing social media for WOBA in a bid to bring the awards to life to every business considering entering. Having already been impressed with the WOBAs for several years Rachel says “The awards are a showcase for the very best of West Oxfordshire businesses.”
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