That was the clear message from this year’s Oxford Economic Question Time. The event, hosted by accountant Shaw Gibbs, law firm Withy King and HSBC at Saïd Business School in June, attracted over 100 of the region’s business leaders and shapers. Watch a roundup of views from the event here.
HSBC Chief Economist Mark Berrisford-Smith’s views on the state of were followed by a Q&A session on the outlook for Oxfordshire. The audience put questions to expert panel members macroeconomist Jens Tholstrup, business editor Nicky Godding, Shaw Gibbs director Ed Porter and Withy King senior associate Julie Acock. The session was chaired by Withy King partner Simon Bassett.
Questions centred on how Oxfordshire can lift constraints on its growth such as lack of commercial space, unaffordable housing, a creaking transport infrastructure and how businesses can give more support to regional charities.
Photos courtesy of Shaw Gibbs and Withy King
Video roundup filmed by Oxford Digital Media