Independent Oxford in 2018

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Next month Independent Oxford turns three! Rosie and I can’t believe that another year has passed!

Rosie & Anna Independent Oxford

So, what’s changed in the last year:

1.We hit 100 members!

We love the fact we’re always discovering new members across Oxford, and this year we hit a record high. We’ve got everything from cheese shops to florists, board game cafes to boutique hotels and we’re always discovering more. Rosie and I have met so many creative and interesting people, and we know it’s not going to stop there as we head into our fourth year… Where have you discovered recently? Which indie is you favourite?

Bicycle Blooms

2. We’re opening to Oxfordshire and creating a searchable map

These are two things we’re very excited about! We’ve had so many requests to expand our search and we’re now ready to do that. We’ll be covering areas such as Abingdon, Wantage, and Witney and can’t wait to bring these to you. With new areas, we wanted to make it easier to search for them so look out for our new searchable map coming to the website soon.

3. We’ve had another successful year of events

Those of you who came along will know that this year’s Christmas Market was once again very successful. We had a brilliant range of high quality passionate indies selling their wares to the visiting public at Turl Street Kitchen. We also arranged a series of Indie Business Meet Ups and have big plans for these in the come few months including a brunch meet up…

Independent Oxford business meet up

4. We’ve got a new team member!

If you haven’t seen already, we’ve got a new team member! Rianna joined us in December and is helping with with Marketing and Admin one day a week. If you’re a business member you’ll be hearing from her in the next few days! You can find out a bit about her here and next week we’re doing a full Q & A!

Rianna Low

5. We’ve got new membership packages

Finally, for our fourth year we’re giving you more! We have more time to dedicated to Independent Oxford with 3 of us on board, and so can help promote and support independent businesses more as a result. Over the last 3 years we have grown an engaged following through our mailing list and social media, and so our reach, both locally and internationally, really can help you market your business and increase your revenue. This year, we have devised 3 amazing packages to suit all business budgets, starting from just £95. If you would like to become a member, or find out about sponsorship, please get in touch with us via email.

We’re really passionate about what we do at Indie Oxford and have loved meeting and working with such talented people over the last few years. As we embark on our fourth year, we are still brimming with ideas for how we can support and promote independents, and create a modern and accessible space for people to find them.

We are always keen to hear from you, so if you have any questions, want to be a member or perhaps have a blog idea you’d like to work with us on, check out our Get Involved page for more information.

Love, Anna & Rosie

Anna Rosie Independent Oxford
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