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Business Support

It’s hard to run any business, but when you’re starting out it can be even harder. This is why one of our key services – included in all our workspace packages – is expert business support from our Innovation Director and the wider centre team.

Tailored to your exact needs, this bespoke service allows you to focus on what you do best, with the support of our approachable team who are always keen to give you a helping hand.


Our free business support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

  • 1-2-1 business coaching
  • Help finding new customers and growing sales
  • Strategic business and innovation planning
  • Support with marketing strategy and financial planning
  • Leadership and management development
  • International trade planning
  • Talent management and acquisition
  • Exit strategies
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"We can't wait to welcome you to

Fareham Innovation Centre"

Stephen Brownlie, Centre Director

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Anna Bravington

Innovation Director

Meet your Innovation Director

With 25 years of experience in marketing and business strategy, Anna is a valuable resource to develop the skills & knowledge of a successful business. Recognised as one of The Telegraph NatWest 100 Female Entrepreneurs to Watch, Anna is committed to driving innovation and growth, providing 1:1 support and coaching. With an extensive network, Anna is committed to fostering collaborations with local, national, and global stakeholders through our Oxford Innovation Space Centres.

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

Are you ready to take your business to the next level? Our free masterclasses and workshops can help expand your horizons and provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to innovate and grow.

Our in-house programmes cover everything from product design to intellectual property, offering valuable insights that will set you up for greater success. Whether you prefer to connect virtually or in person, we have a wide range of events and coaching sessions that are tailored to meet your unique business needs.

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Being part of the Oxford Innovation network means that we can offer our entrepreneurs a range of connections, knowledge and infrastructure, and countless opportunities to help you achieve your goals.

  • Founded by The Oxford Trust to provide support to science, technology, and knowledge-led early-stage companies
  • The largest operator of innovation centres in the UK – we have over 35 years of experience of running spaces and places to support SMEs and entrepreneurs
  • Our clients are universities, research and major science site owners, public sector, private investors and charities
  • We deliver a range of objectives: support to high-growth SMEs and spin outs, on-going revenue and financial sustainability, economic development, jobs growth, profile, and business engagement
  • Access to Beauhurst – a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses
  • One of the largest Angel Investment Networks in the UK
  • Access to active investors who can add value to early-stage companies, in addition to capital
  • Seven investment showcase events every year so that selected companies can meet potential investors
  • Access to support and tools from Oxford Innovation Finance


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Oxford Innovation has developed GROWTHmapper™ to help high growth businesses achieve their ambitions. This digital diagnostic tool consolidates over 20 years’ experience of nurturing successful high growth businesses and is used to model your business across multiple areas for future strategic growth.

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Beauhurst is a searchable database of the UK’s fastest-growing businesses, along with the funds and accelerators that back them.

Oxford Innovation Space has a subscription to the Beauhurst platform, which allows us to track 32,000+ companies across the country, from early-stage start-ups to established scaleups.

Using Beauhurst we can find comprehensive information on sources of funding and grants.

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Leading Edge Only

Oxford Innovation Space has an exciting partnership with Leading Edge Only (LEO), the world’s largest Global Innovation Platform.  Operating in over 120 countries, LEO connects innovative fast-growth start-ups & scale-ups to corporations seeking the latest innovative technologies, products, services or expertise – corporates such as IBM, Fujitsu & Walgreens Boots Alliance.

This is a free service for those customers who are seeking to get their solutions and expertise in-front of major corporations.

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Oxford Innovation Space is one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages. This can include up to $25,000 of AWS credits.

Get ready for your business to soar

Join the marine, aerospace, manufacturing, and engineering innovators at Fareham Innovation Centre, and let your business take flight.

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