Supporting your growth

We know that running a business is hard, whether you have just started out or you are busy growing, so we are on hand to support you whilst you focus on what you do best. Being part of the Heyford Park Innovation Centre is belonging to the Oxford Innovation network, which means we offer you more than just workspace, we offer you a community of like-minded individuals and the support of our experts.

Meet our Innovation Director, Wendy Tindsley

Here at Heyford Park, we like to ensure that your business is getting all the support it needs to thrive, especially in times of uncertainty, so we have our Innovation Director, Wendy and our team of experts on hand to help.
Wendy Tindsley has experience in helping growing companies to raise funding. Wendy has raised over £10 million in funding for companies and assisted in the scale-up of companies, taking one from £250,000 to £4 million turnover. Working with a team of experts to provide entrepreneurs with business development ideas, Wendy has had plenty of experience and insight into supporting growing businesses and continues to help our community thrive.


Ask the experts

Our support for pre-start, early-stage and established businesses includes:

Strategic business planning

1-2-1 business coaching

Innovation planning

Talent Management

Finding new customers and growing sales

Marketing strategy

Business growth workshops and masterclasses

International trade planning

Financial planning

Leadership and Management

Exit Strategies

Tools & connections to help you flourish


We have created a whole stack of tools, like our unique GROWTHmapper® diagnostics which collects and analyses the insights of your team to measure your progress and ensure that the whole team stays on track.


Angel network

We have proven results in raising funding and we even manage our own Angel Network (OION). We can help you identify the right funding for your business and connect you to finance providers. For over 30 years, we have developed many corporate relationships which could just give you the leg up you need.

Amazon web service partners

We are one of 160 official Amazon Web Service Partners worldwide, which means that you may be able to benefit from free support packages.


Growing your connections

We strive to be at the the forefront of business support and what we can offer our entrepreneurs, so we have a range of tools and insights to provide your business with the support it needs to achieve your goals.

As well as the support of our helpful team, networking events and the business support tools we’ve invested in for our centres, we also offer extended network resources, including financial advice and growth planning.


Making Connections

Here at Heyford Park Innovation Centre we bring like-minded innovators together. Through a range of virtual and socially distanced networking opportunities, we offer you chances to collaborate with other businesses to create change and grow your network. We also give you access to a network of external experts and resources. Have a look at our upcoming events to see what opportunities are available.

Being part of our innovation centre means you are part of the Oxford Innovations UK network of over 1,000 businesses.


Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at IF grow their businesses.

Case studies

How our partnerships and connections have helped some of our entrepreneurs at Mansfield Innovation Centre grow their businesses.