Experience Oxfordshire is delighted to announce that B4, Stagecoach and Bicester Village have now all become Ambassador Partners of the organisation. This is the top level of partnership, open only to businesses that are prepared to make a substantial investment in supporting and partnering with Experience Oxfordshire.
All three organisations will benefit from Experience Oxfordshire’s full range of services as it works to promote the county to a local, national and international audience. The companies will also bring their respective knowledge and expertise from the transport, retail and publishing sector and further strengthen an already impressive list of Ambassador Partners as they work with Experience Oxfordshire at a strategic level to advise and shape the future of the county as a great place to live, work, visit and do business.
Bicester Village is one of ten shopping destinations in the Village Collection owned by Value Retail. A spokesperson for the company commented: “Bicester Village is delighted to be an Ambassador for Experience Oxfordshire and looks forward to embracing this role. By working together we hope to bring out the strengths in each other’s regional and international reach and engage visitors and shoppers alike.”
Martin Sutton, Managing Director for Stagecoach in Oxfordshire, who employ 500 people in the county said: “We are delighted for Stagecoach and the Oxford Tube to be able to continue our support for Experience Oxfordshire and are excited about the future as an Ambassador. Experience Oxfordshire delivers many opportunities for us as a local and intercity bus and coach operator and as the city grows and builds on its strengths we are looking forward to welcoming more visitors and local residents to experience the delights that our city and county have to offer”
B4 is a high quality, local business magazine that supports a business networking organisation. Speaking about becoming an Ambassador, Richard Rosser, Chief Executive said: “B4 are delighted to join some of Oxfordshire’s leading organisations as Experience Oxfordshire Ambassadors. We are very pleased to work with Hayley and the team who are doing a fantastic job in raising the profile of Oxfordshire. They all have our 100% support and I encourage any Oxfordshire business not already involved to join us.”
Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire said: “Experience Oxfordshire Ambassadors are the driving force behind the future development of the Destination Management Organisation in Oxfordshire. We are therefore delighted that three very influential Oxfordshire businesses: Stagecoach, B4 and Bicester Village have all made the additional commitment to become Ambassadors. They all bring incredible insight and experience from their respective areas of the visitor economy, and they will further strengthen our Ambassador Partner network”.
B4, Bicester Village and Stagecoach will join Experience Oxfordshire as Ambassadors alongside Great Western Railway, Hedges Law, the Oxford Bus Company, Blenheim Palace, Oxford City Council and Oxfordshire County Council.