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Oxygen House and Co Cars sponsor Exeter Business Dinner

By September 27, 2019January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

Exeter Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announced that this year’s Exeter Business Dinner will be supported by Oxygen House as its headline sponsor on Friday 1st November 2019 at Sandy Park Conference Centre.

Oxygen House, based on Exeter Business Park, is the parent company for five environmentally conscious organisations in the region. With a dynamic mix of established companies and start-ups, Oxygen House’s specialities include venture capital & private equity, impact investment, property, renewable energy & clean tech, education technology, city planning and data analytics. 

Glenn Woodcock, director of Oxygen House said: “We are pleased to be sponsoring the Exeter Business Dinner this year. It’s great to be able to show our support for all the local and regional businesses as we work towards Exeter’s commitment to being carbon-neutral by 2030, as well as supporting the Chamber and all that it does for Exeter’s business community.  Oxygen House’s sponsorship of the dinner will mark the beginning of a partnership between our organisations, where we will work together to encourage businesses in Exeter to be make environmentally conscious business decisions and provide tools and information to enable them to do this.”


Caption (from left): Helen Scholes, board director of Exeter Chamber, Glenn Woodcock, director of Oxygen House and Derek Phillips, vice president of Exeter Chamber of Commerce


Derek Phillips, vice president of Exeter Chamber of Commerce said: “The dinner is recognised as the most prestigious event in the Exeter business calendar.  This year, the dinner is the perfect place to bring together two of the region’s leading environmental organisations, Oxygen House and the Met Office, with the chief executive Professor Penny Endersby giving the main address of the evening.”

Prof. Endersby and Mr. Woodcock have together nominated Devon Wildlife Trust as the dinner’s charity of the year.  The charity is set to receive a donation in the region of £5,000 from the event.

Ed Parr Ferris, Devon Wildlife Trust conservation manager, said: “Devon Wildlife Trust is delighted to be receiving this support. The timing is excellent as DWT is currently hoping to increase the scope of our Exeter Wild City project, which has seen the introduction and expansion of new wildflower-rich grasslands in the city.  We want to create more of these 'urban meadows' and link them up into a network of wildlife-friendly habitat to ensure butterflies, bees and other wildlife can thrive in more of Exeter.”

Also supporting the Exeter Business Dinner on 1st November is Co Cars. The sustainability conscious company is a hire-by-the-hour car club for people, communities and businesses across Exeter and the South West, running the biggest car club fleet of low emission petrol, hybrid and electric vehicles in the area. In Exeter, they also operate Co Bikes, the UK’s first on-street, city-wide, electric bike network, which further supports the city’s sustainable travel options.

Mark Hodgson, Managing Director of Co Cars and Co Bikes, commented “I am delighted we are joining Oxygen House, the Met Office and Devon Wildlife Trust in what promises to be an amazing environmentally themed evening. Through our shared cars and bikes, we are proud to work with the Exeter business community in moving towards a sustainable future for the city.”

Helen Scholes from Co Cars and Co Bikes is also an Exeter Chamber Board Director and will be a key member devising the Chamber’s sustainability campaign for businesses.

With tables selling quickly and nearly 300 people already booked, it is set to be a popular event in November with individual spaces priced at £75 per person or £700 for a table of 10 including a sparkling wine reception followed by a superb four course feast featuring a delicious selection of local produce and quality wines.  The evening will also see the Chamber celebrate businesses top achievements over the last year, in a new format award giving.

If you would like to make a booking or require further information, please contact Ally Stenner at Exeter Chamber of Commerce on 01392 431133 or email [email protected]