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Published: Monday, 14th October 2019

On Thursday 10 October, Oxford Town Hall were delighted to attend the launch of NEXUS, a new programme designed by B4 (Oxfordshire’s leading B2B networking organisation), at Jury's Inn.

B4 nexus launch

Eighty guests from a variety of backgrounds found out more about the programme from B4’s CEO, Richard Rosser and heard from invited guests supporting the programme.

Amongst these, Grant Hayward of Collaborent, who came up with the name NEXUS, explained how the programme will serve to connect Oxfordshire’s business community;

NEXUS is a fantastic initiative and provides organisations who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from B4’s excellent platforms with the opportunity to do so. I work with a lot of social enterprises, charities and micro businesses that have a lot to offer B4 member companies in ways they probably haven’t considered; potentially commercial opportunities too. NEXUS is perfectly placed to facilitate these creative collaborations at no cost.”

The NEXUS programme provides social enterprises, charities, sole traders, new businesses and more with three key benefits:

  • membership of B4, one of Oxfordshire’s leading B2B networking groups
  • partnership of Oxfordshire Voice, a public / private partnership designed to find solutions for the key issues affecting Oxfordshire businesses
  • Aspeaking slot or exhibition stand at Business in Oxford (BIO2020), Oxfordshire’s leading B2B conference.

B4’s Richard Rosser explained how the spirit of collaboration and goodwill that the NEXUS programme is already stimulating will climax at BIO2020:

“We’re already seeing some excellent strategic partnerships forming between some great organisations and we’re hoping to reach in excess of 100 NEXUS partnerships by the time of BIO2020. The event itself will invite Oxfordshire’s business community to ‘Change The Way You Think’ in line with a global movement to focus businesses on the need to become more responsible in everything they do. The link between NEXUS and BIO2020 is clear – we’ve all got to change how we think and supporting organisations who can help us do this makes 100% sense.”

Oxford Town Hall are delighted to have joined up to the NEXUS programme and are exited to begin forming some great local partnerships. We hope to share updates on the NEXUS programme and partnerships on our news page in the upcoming months.

 To find out more about NEXUS and becoming a partner or sponsor, visit