To support, connect and inspire great people so they achieve greater things.
We believe in the power of connectivity… to create opportunities, accelerate progress, spark ideas, and enrich our lives. We also believe that social change needs to become an integral part of our business and personal spheres if we are to improve our lives, our communities and the world as a whole.
Our vision is to create a powerful platform for entrepreneurs, charities and social change organsations to come together to collaborate, support, inspire each other in order to grow their businesses, enhance their own lives and make a positive impact locally and internationally.
What we do
Each year we hold over 140 events across Oxfordshire through which we offer opportunities to build and develop relationships across a wide range of industry sectors. Our monthly events provide a unique environment for our members and guests to inspire and be inspired, learn and share knowledge, and collaborate.
Our membership community is made up of business owners who share our 5 core values: inspire, educate, support, collaborate and contribute. Our members have a giver’s ethos, one that will drive them to ask ‘how can I help’ rather than ‘what’s in it for me’. As an organisation we intentionally nurture a win-win-win culture. As a result, the atmosphere at our events and interactions between members is friendly, uplifting and collaborative as opposed to competitive.
Our Scholarship Programme
Supporting charities make a difference locally and in countries around the world is at the core of what we do. Our Scholarship Charities are sponsored by us and our members to receive full membership for a year, access our network through our meetings and members only Facebook group, as well as support through our Premium Membership benefit package.
Our Young Entrepreneurs Programme
We are keen supporters of young entrepreneurs and we love the enthusiasm and energy they bring. Those young people are brave and ambitious, and they deserve all the support we can give them. We created the Young Entrepreneurs Programme to give them a strong platform to spring from.
Svetlina Jeanneret – Co-owner & Director
Starting her career in the corporate worlds of Disney and ITV, Svetlina retrained in talking therapy working in private practice for 10 years. In 2012 she joined The Project as a member, becoming a Director in 2015.
Ben Molyneux – Founder & Director
Ben successfully ran his own photography business for 20 years before starting The Project in 2012 driven by the need he felt for businesses to collaborate more effectively and support their local communities.
Jane Cotter – Events Coordinator
With 20 years experience in the publishing industry and a self employed Publisher and Editor since 2005, Jane was involved in the very early developments of The Oxfordshire Project in 2012 and joined the company to support the team in this phase of growth.
Paolo Valteroni – Website Support
Paolo has worked with us for 2 years and brings a wealth of experience in customer service and website support. Paolo is a qualified coach and has delivered insightful talks at our meetings.
Becky Hopkin – Bicester
Janice Morrison – South Oxford
Ben Molyneux – North Oxford
Jackie Meek – Woodstock
James Holden – Witney
Ben Molyneux – Thame
Maggie Newton & Tanya Collins – Banbury
Ben Molyneux – Abingdon
Sarah Crowther – Didcot
Sarah Wyatt – Oxford Central
Sarah Wyatt & James Holden – Faringdon
Tinker Taylor Design – Website Development
Julian Buck – App Developer