About us and our Ambassadors Programme

SO Business is an initiative led by South Oxfordshire District Council’s economic development team. The purpose is to provide business advice and support, including signposting the available support services, events and grants under a branded umbrella. To help spread the word about the work that we do, SO Business has an ambassadors programme.

The role of the ambassador is to have closer ties and a direct link with the council.

Ambassadors will:
Represent local business, key sectors or towns.
Advise SODC of the challenges, opportunities and “game changers” for businesses.
Be featured in press releases and our website.
Have opportunities to host events.
Speak at forums and workshops.
Promote the district’s success stories.

Although the ambassador role is unpaid, it will not require too onerous a time commitment, with hopefully just a few hours per year, and some email correspondence. Two board meetings will be held each year.

SO Business Ambassadors

Sally White is a co-founder and Director of HR consultancy SYLO Associates, with over 20 years’ experience spanning all aspects of HR and training. As a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, she has worked at board level across a wide range of industry sectors, including large corporate and complex organisations in both private and public sectors. Sally’s team achievements have been built on credibility and integrity, delivering honest and robust support to others. This has been the key to developing the vision for SYLO Associates.”

Throughout 2018, SO Business hosted several forums and workshops, which will continue into 2019 with a SO Business Awards planned in 2019. We are currently looking for more potential ambassadors, if you are interested, please get in touch with David Cookson, economic development officer. There’s no obligation at this stage, the team are only looking for an expression of interest.

We look forward to hearing from you and hopefully welcoming you as a SO Business Ambassador in the future.