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What have we been up to this summer?

Chauffeur Driven Oxford City Tour


As per usual it has been a very busy old summer for us so far at OEC.


With Oxford hosting a number of high profile events across these summer months we have had the privilege of providing our services to a wide array of high profile people visiting Oxford from all corners of the globe.


We’re not going to mention any names (a gentleman never tells) but we made more than a few starstruck visits to and from Buckingham Palace over the Nocturnal weekend – if you missed Lauryn Hill’s set I feel your pain, I did too! Work, work, work…


And the Oxford Comedy Festival has brought us more than a few giggles from the front seat as some of the finest comedians on the circuit graced us with their presence.


I was actually lucky enough to take some time off to catch John Robbins and Lou Sanders perform and all I can say is ‘Watch out Edinburgh’, their preview shows for the Fringe were, in a word, incredible!


Could John add another Perrier Award to his trophy cabinet?


You may have noticed the yearly flood of students into Oxford for the numerous university open days and we had many bookings to usher future academics around the city offering insight and making recommendations where ever possible.


I love this particular time of year as I get to exercise my ‘tour guide muscles’. I love this city and relish the opportunity to sing its praise to anyone that cares to listen. There is so much to see and say, I only hope that they enjoy listening to it as I like talking about!


Coming up we are seeing a large number of bookings for some of Oxford’s more formal business focused events with Venturefest and The Oxfordshire Business Dinner just around the corner.


Venturefest is now into its 21st year and ushers in a number of investors, CEO’s and entrepreneurs to our fair city. Our friends, the R&D Tax specialists over at Ridgefield Consulting, are exhibiting there again so if you’re heading down be sure to say hi to Simon and the gang.


There are still a few festivals to look forward to as well before the summer is out, some very family-friendly ones too. Alex James of Blur fame is opening his farm up to the general public, providing you have bought a ticket, for The Big Feastival.


Expect great music, live comedy, fairground rides and an array of Alex’s award-winning cheeses, I’m sure there will be many other types of food available as well. The clue may be in the title…


And one you certainly won’t want to drive to, or back from, is the Oxford Wine Festival.


We already have a number of bookings for this one so if you need our assistance we’ll be there to help.


There is so much more on then we could fit into this blog post so if you’re seeking a little inspiration then have a look at what Oxford has to offer here.


Until next time!