At Independent Oxford our mission is to build up a community of people who run, shop at, and love independent businesses. Our directory is constantly growing and we’re always looking for new people to work and collaborate with….
BECOME A MEMBER
Do you run an independent business in Oxfordshire? Do you want to be part of our directory and the Independent Oxford community? Then pop us an email and we’ll send you more information on how to be involved. We’ve got some really exciting packages for 2020, and it would be great to have you on board!
Vicky Troth, Owner, The Missing Bean:
“Independent Oxford have been a great support and really quite inspirational for us – as an independent coffee business operating in an increasingly difficult climate Rosie and Anna have been real champions for what is special about small indie businesses and raising awareness about buying local. They have created a real community of Oxford independent businesses which has been very supportive, we regularly meet up to share ideas, talk about initiatives that they are working on, or looking at how to turn challenges to our advantage.”
Kevin Potter, Potters Instinct Photography:
“Independent Oxford has become an important focus for my business. Seeing mainstream businesses flood our high streets and making high street clones throughout the county, it has encouraged my focus to become more involved with the strong independent movement that is happening in and around Oxford. Being an Indie Oxford member has great potential for networking with other businesses that normally you wouldn’t know were on your doorstop! The Indie meet ups are a must. As a photographer I have started work to help promote local businesses through the medium of business lifestyle photography, a line of photography where a business can put a ‘hand crafted’ or ‘face behind the business’ approach to the consumer, promoting more of an investment purchase from your customers with images that show ‘you’ the creator behind the making of your product or service.”
Natasha Denness, Coach:
“As a life and creative business coach, I value the vibrant Independent Oxford community. By attending networking events and being included in the online directory, I have felt supported and I have made new and exciting business connections.”
Charis Sharpe, General Manager, Turl Street Kitchen:
“As a small independent, working with Independent Oxford has been invaluable for us. We have collaborated with them to host the Independent Oxford Christmas Market three years in a row, we have grown our reach through social media as they have shared us on their account and their blog and they happily signpost other businesses and creatives to us. The networking events that they host have also enabled us to gradually build relationships with other local businesses too and have led to further collaborations. For us they are a huge asset!”
Harriet Peacock, Shop Coordinator at the Old Fire Station:
“It’s been really helpful to have the Independent Oxford community over the last few years to support us as an independent business. From a chance to have a chat with other local businesses, to sell our wares and market ourselves to a different audience at the Christmas market, it’s all contributed to a greater sense of involvement and awareness in the local business scene. Anna and Rosie do an amazing job promoting indies through the website and their social media and it’s lovely to have that boost when you’ve got loads to do!”
Since 2019 we have also been offering special membership packages for indie businesses offering more business to business service based products.
Business services packages give your business a visible marketing platform, and access to our growing community.
If you would like more information about our Business Services packages, please get in touch here.