Peter Cox, Director

Bicester Chamber of Commerce


01869 252846

Bicester Chamber of Commerce encourages membership and is very supportive of both existing and new businesses within the Town and its environs. Cherwell Business Awards continues to attract and reward proficient and intuitive work and excellence. Cherwell Business Awards particularly look forward to receiving the entries from a wide range of enterprises.

Placi Espejo, Director

Oxford Technology Park

Placi has a passion for helping businesses, particularly innovative Oxon start-ups, loves being involved in Oxford Technology Park where so many exciting companies are located and is extremely honoured to have been one of the founding organisers of the Cherwell Business Awards which goes from strength to strength every year.

Charlotte Houghton, Director

Ellacotts LLP


01295 250401

Charlotte is a Partner at Ellacotts, one of the fastest growing accountancy firms in the UK and listed as a Top 100 Accountancy Firm by the Accountancy Age 2017 survey. Ellacotts are proud to sponsor the Business Person of the Year Award which recognises exceptional business people within North Oxfordshire. Charlotte is also a Director of the Cherwell Business Awards and enjoys meeting local businesses and being able to help them celebrate their success.

Paddy Patterson, Director

Maverish Ltd


01865 323477

Paddy is an Apprenticeship specialist, providing consultancy and project services to a range of public and private sector clients.  He also runs The Apprenticeship & Training Company, Oxfordshire’s first government-approved Apprenticeship Training Agency.  He has been involved with the Cherwell Business Awards since 2015, originally as an award sponsor, and since November 2016 as a Director of the company.  He is also a Governor at Banbury Aspirations and a member of the Young Enterprise Board for North and West Oxfordshire.

Marie Parkinson

OJI Marketing Ltd


Marie is the founder and Director of OJI Marketing. Commercially astute and with a profound drive for ROI and methodical approach, Marie is an established marketing and PR professional with many years’ experience in delivering effective and successful integrated B2B campaigns, across a wide variety of communication channels.

OJI Marketing is the marketing partner for the Cherwell Business Awards, with Marie looking after all PR, Marketing and Digital Communication activities for the awards.

Claire Waters

Ellacotts LLP


01295 250401

Claire is the Marketing Manager at Ellacotts and part of the organising committee for the Cherwell Business Awards, predominantly managing the website. Ellacotts are one of the main organisers of the Awards and are proud to help promote local businesses achievements.

Julia Aratoon

Cherwell District Council


01295 221855

Cherwell District Council supports these awards to celebrate the incredible work of businesses and organisations in making the District such a great place to live, work and visit. When so much of our time is spent running businesses and providing services to the public, the Cherwell Awards provide a great opportunity to stand back and consider the impressive quality of business, the voluntary and public sectors in the District. What the Cherwell Awards highlight is the amazing dedication, hard work and innovation that is happening across the District.

David Barton

Spratt Endicott


01295 204157

David is Marketing Manager at Spratt Endicott, a Top Tier Legal 500 Law Firm with offices across the Cherwell District. Spratt Endicott sponsor the Established Business Award, recognising excellence from long-standing local businesses with a commitment to the community and further growth. David is also part of the organising team of the Cherwell Business Awards and is looking forward to seeing further growth of the awards as they recognise exceptional local businesses and individuals.