Oxfordshire Spotlight: March Indie Business News

 In New In

Spring has sprung! And with it, some fantastic offers and new products from indie businesses…

Custom made brand new scrunchie
This week Custom Made have added scrunchies to their ever expanding hair accessories offering.
Currently they have two to choose from, a super fun denim leopard print and an organic cotton chambray with a minimal geometric print. Perfect for every hair type, they are made with a generous amount of fabric for plenty of puff.
The scrunchies are designed, cut and handmade in the Custom Made studio in Oxford.
More information here.
Nic Vickery Animal Artist Max the lab

Nic Vickery – Animal Artist

Just added in time for Spring, three new members to Nic’s kennel of cards!
Max the black lab looking for lunch, Daisy, the Jack Russell out for a run, and Boo the Cocker-poo hoping for a game of tennis.
A6 cards, come with quality cream envelopes and individual cellophanes.
Designed, and packed by Nic and printed in the UK.
More information here.
PR consultancy hour – Do you want advice on PR, content strategy or storytelling? Would you like an expert in your pocket for planning, advice or creative ideas?
A ‘pick your brains’ consulting hour can cover whatever you need support with, including strategy, ideas and actionable takeaways. A 60 minute 121 call with Annabel to help you identify what you want to say and do, brainstorm ideas and formulate a plan to put it into practice.
Special 20% discount for IO members £80 (usually £100)
More information here.
Abingdon Distillery Pure White Rum
Abingdon Distillery has just launched their new Pure White Rum to join their growing range of Wild Oxen rums that are fermented & distilled in Oxfordshire from scratch.
The white rum isn’t your usual blanco style, with lots of flavour & depth to the spirit which is created from their long fermentation times. Notes of white chocolate, burnt sugar, vanilla, coconut husks. The rum is unfiltered, unsweetened & bottled at 41.5% abv which really showcases their style of rum in its unadulterated form.
The white rum, which joins the chocolate & spiced versions, is perfect for reinventing your mojitos, daiquiris & Cuba Libres.
More information here.
Oxford CBT new rentable space
Located in the heart of Headington, OxfordCBT’s therapy rooms offer a serene and professional environment for a variety of uses. Whether you’re hosting meetings, conducting interviews, or facilitating therapy sessions, their modern and airy spaces provide the perfect backdrop for productivity and comfort. All rooms have windows that let in plenty of natural light, creating a cosy atmosphere that encourages concentration and relaxation.
The pricing options are flexible to accommodate all needs, with half-day and full-day rates available for both small and large rooms. Plus, enjoy discounts for multiple days and monthly bookings, making it even easier to access premium facilities.
Prices start from £65, contact them here.
Woven Ink are celebrating one of their animations – Layered Identities: Intersectionality and LGBT+ Rights – being selected to be screened at the Brighton International Animation Festival in April.
They made the animation with the Kaleidoscope Trust – a charity based in the UK, existing to fight for and uphold the human rights of LGBT+ people across the Commonwealth and beyond. LGBT+ rights activists from around the world, shared what intersectionality meant to them, and what it means to recognise the multiple aspects of someone’s identity, and how they overlap and intersect within themselves.
Watch the animation here.
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