The 50 To Watch Awards are backed by Freeths Solicitors, a top 50, full service commercial law firm with 13 offices spread across the UK and powered by B4, The number one B2B network in Oxfordshire. We are also pleased to have BIO2020 (Business In Oxford) as our host for the Awards Ceremony. Click here for more info.


We’re a law firm that has been part of the of the Oxfordshire landscape for over 100 years, so we have seen businesses over the years do many great things in their industries. We’ve seen businesses grow out of small ideas into big enterprises. Each and every one of them comes with their own success story.  With Oxfordshire now home to over 35,000 businesses, it is important that we acknowledge and reward those small ideas, as well as the big ideas, so that they ultimately become big businesses that help drive the Oxfordshire economy.  This is the reason why we teamed up with B4 to launch ‘50 to Watch Awards’: the ‘watching’ of 50 Oxfordshire organisations across eight key areas ranging from start-ups, spin-outs, charities and individuals themselves.  The launch of the Awards and the Ceremony in June has been one of the highlights of my year so far.  I was able to hear first-hand the success stories of some of these nominated organisations and people to watch, and enjoyed the opportunity to speak with them.  I am confident that the Awards will grow from year to year as more and more organisations and people get involved, which is Freeths is very much looking forward to sponsoring the 2020 ‘50 to Watch Awards’.  I would encourage any business in Oxfordshire to get involved.


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Business In Oxford

Organised and curated annually by B4, Oxfordshire’s most trusted business network and magazine, Business in Oxford is the biggest business-networking and showcase event in the county.

Now in its 7th year, BIO2020 will bring together over 500 of the county’s business owners, leaders, entrepreneurs and executives. BIO2020 will look at how to cultivate the right behaviours and adopt proven best practices to achieve and expand commercial business success. Come and learn from and be inspired by some of the region’s most prominent figures from business and beyond - a great combination of content comprised of CEO’s, entrepreneurs, innovators, thinkers, artists and more.

B4’s latest initiatives will also feature at BIO2020, with Oxfordshire Voice using the opportunity to canvass business opinion on the key issues facing Oxfordshire’s businesses and NXT, our new network for under 30’s, also featuring with guest speakers and a warm welcome to aspiring entrepreneurs, creatives and professionals.

We aim to promote and deliver an engaging event where the county’s leading businesses can discover, learn, celebrate and shape the future of business in Oxfordshire together.