Our mission

To support, connect and inspire great people so they achieve greater things.

Our vision

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

Our Events

Each year we hold over 150 events across Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire 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 Community

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 people

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.

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.

Jane Cotter – Communications & Support

With 20 years experience working in the publishing industry and a self employed Publisher and Editor since 2005, Jane was involved in the very early developments of The Project in 2012 and joined the company to support the team in this phase of growth.

Our Chairs

Becky Hopkin – Bicester
Chaz Snell – South Oxford
Naomi Reddyoff – West Wycombe
Donna Thomson – Henley
Kurt McSweeney – Woodstock
James Holden – Witney
Jonna Mundy – Wallingford
Maddi Lee – Chipping Norton
Maggie Newton – Banbury
Maria Xucla Lerma – Abingdon
Hayley West – North Oxford
Janice Morrison – Thame
Sarah Crowther – Didcot
Sarah Wyatt – Oxford
Tanya Collins – Brackley

Our support

Julian Buck – App Developer
Paolo Valteroni – Website Support
Simon Guilliard – Website Developer