Business in Bicester, a fantastic location in the heart of England

John Paul II centre, Bicester

‘Bicester is becoming a hot bed for new and existing businesses that want to grow.  We’ve got a great location, excellent business networks and access to high quality investment opportunities,’ says Placi O’Neil Espejo, Bicester Vision.

Situated in North Oxfordshire, Bicester boasts two rail stations with journey times to London or Birmingham of under 60 minutes. There are also excellent transport links by bus and car via the M40 and A34.

Why businesses choose Bicester

Award winning entrepreneur Phil Shadbolt choose Bicester as the best location for Zeta an Oxford University spin-off that develops electronic control systems that are environmentally-friendly.

‘It’s great to work in Bicester because it is situated centrally - with only 35 minutes to London and half an hour to Birmingham. It gives us easy and quick access to suppliers and customers.

'We like the close link to Oxford University because this gives us access to high calibre staff and research facilities. Bicester as a town is vibrant and has most of the things I need for a quick shopping trip, or for banking facilities.

'I chose Bicester as the best place for our business because of the low cost factory - it was half the cost of anywhere else!’  Phil Shadbolt, Director, Zeta

Partnerships for success in Bicester

Bicester is part of two Local Enterprise Partnership areas: Oxfordshire and South East Midlands reflecting its key location and accessibility. It is also one of the three strategic areas for the Oxfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership; part of the world renowned knowledge-based economy that is driving innovation and growth in the UK and Europe.