Looking for workspace?

Oxford Innovation Supports Motocross Star

An 11 year-old boy from Botley who is rapidly rising up the Motocross ranks and regularly competes in front of thousands of people, has caught the attention of Oxford Innovation following his entrepreneurial plea for sponsorship.

Kyron Carron has personally written to over 40 businesses in Oxfordshire to highlight opportunities that exist for potential sponsors from having their logos emblazoned across his kit and bike through to mentions on social media channels, but only Oxford Innovation has stepped forward to support Kyron and his family with the challenge of keeping his talent and racing dreams alive.

The company is donating £500 to help pay towards Kyron’s training, race fees and travel expenses and is known for supporting entrepreneurs and growing businesses realise their true potential throughout a UK network of innovation centres and business support services.

Oxford Innovation’s Jo Willett presents motocross rider Kyron Carron with a cheque as part of their sponsorship
Picture: Ric Mellis

Kyron Carron said: “It means the world to me that Oxford Innovation took their time to read and answer my email, which is very nice as no other company has. I am very thankful for their donation, which is going to help me towards my career.”

Motocross is an expensive hobby and although Kyron has the full support of his family who dedicate their time and resources to bike maintenance, race fees and travel expenses, further financial assistance is needed to enable Kyron to continue competing at a high level.

Jo Willett (pictured), Managing Director, Oxford Innovation said: “Kyron wrote to us a while ago asking for support, and we were all moved by his passion, dedication and politeness – all qualities we hope to see in the entrepreneurs we support. There are a lot of parallels between top sports people and top business people, so it seemed appropriate to try and do what we could to help and encourage Kyron to carry on. I hope other companies can dig deep to allow this dedicated young man to fulfil his potential”

Kyron attends Botley School and is currently in the middle of the nationwide Arenacross competition held at arenas across the UK and watched by thousands more online.

Thriving Nottinghamshire business hub named as Business Venue of the Year

A thriving business hub has been named as the Nottinghamshire Business Venue of the Year in the 2019 East Midlands Chamber Business Awards. The Mansfield Innovation Centre scooped the award at the Nottinghamshire Business Awards ceremony Managed by Oxford Innovation on behalf of Mansfield District Council, the Innovation Centre, described […]

Dynamic ideas sought for second UK Space Agency programme

Dynamic ideas from start-up and established high-tech businesses are being sought for the second Oxford Innovation Space Incubator programme. Following the success of last year’s first cohort, Oxford Innovation has teamed up with the UK Space Agency to deliver the 2019/2020 programme, open to entries from established businesses and new […]

App designer delivers award-winning presentation in annual Oxfordshire pitching competition

The developer of an innovative DNA-based diet and lifestyle app fended off strong competition to successfully deliver an award-winning presentation at an annual Oxfordshire competition. Vicky Godfrey, Director of DNAPal, impressed judges with her ‘energy and tenacity’ to claim the title in the Pitching for Success round at VentureFest Oxford.