05/07/19 – Breakfast Meeting

Another relaxed informal networking.  Our speaker this month was Frank Smith from Experience Oxfordshire:

‘Experience Oxfordshire – so what’s all that about then ?’

Frank Smith is the Head of Commercial Services for Experience Oxfordshire. Frank has worked in Oxfordshire for over 35 years mainly in the retail sector, managing business units for firstly Sandfords, then Texas Homecare, Homebase, HomeStore and more recently took the opportunity to step into Oxford City centre to run Boswells Department Store for 6 years. Frank has been working for Experience Oxfordshire in his latest role for nearly 18 months and enjoys the diversity of the role and the opportunity to work with great people and great businesses in the county. He lives in Banbury with his partner and two young boys, who are all forced to support AFC Bournemouth, his life-long football club.”

“Experience Oxfordshire is the official Destination Management Organisation (DMO) for Oxfordshire. It is the trading arm of the parent charity, the Experience Oxfordshire Charitable Trust, and is a not-for-profit partnership organisation that is committed to the promotion, management and development of Oxfordshire as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business. Experience Oxfordshire has a growing Partnership network of businesses spanning all parts of the visitor economy. Through effective collaboration, Experience Oxfordshire works to ensure Oxfordshire becomes a leading destination for tourism, culture and business; together we promote the County and the City locally, nationally and internationally”.