Banbury Inspires Campaign

Through a series of personal stories, we are shouting about those who are staying positive, evolving and supporting the wider community.

We’ve been inspired by how Banbury businesses, large and small, are finding innovative ways to trade during these challenging times.

A wise woman once said, “you may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated…” So, we want to recognise and promote those business owners who are flexing to not only survive but thrive.

Our ‘Banbury Inspires’ campaign aims to champion those businesses in our town centre who refuse to be beaten.

Be Inspired

From online stores, virtual classes and town centre audio trails to new ways of doing things, find out how Banbury is staying in business.

Lucy Pearson Tom's Diner      Oliver Wren, Castle Quay
Time to dine Talking shop
Unable to trade and not eligible for financial support. Lucy Pearson, Owner of Tom’s Diner, continues to battle on to keep Banbury’s first 100% plant based café afloat. Read how here>>> The way we shop is changing once again. Oliver Wren, Centre Director for Castle Quay Shopping Centre, is helping to future proof its retail and development plans. Read how here>>>
Dave Earle Boxer
People power Fighting fit
Plus One Personnel is an award-winning recruitment agency. Founder and managing director, Stuart Moore is supporting job seekers and employers virtually. Read how here>>> Spit’n’Sawdust is a gym that focuses on mental fitness as much as the physical. Owner, Dave Earle has been helping people to train and get fit during the lockdown. Read how here>>>
Artful move
The Artery offers art supplies and art classes in Banbury. Owner, Barry Whitehouse’s new offering saw him become a ‘poster boy’ for a national advertising campaign. Read how here>>>


Support local

Part of our business plan is to promote our town and the things to see and do in Banbury.

To help our high street survive and thrive we’ve partnered with and LoyalFree app. You can shop online with your favourite town centre businesses or access offers, events and trails by downloading our free app.

Whether you prefer to shop, eat, drink or visit Banbury online or in person, please continue to support local.