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B4 A First Class Publication in which to Profile your Business B4 has been providing leading businesses in the Thames Valley with excellent coverage in one of the country's leading business to business magazines for 10 years. We pride ourselves on the quality of our publication, not just the excellent content, but the look, the feel and the wide range of editorial articles. But, in this our 10th year, we are making some changes. Following my recent appointment, we are introducing some great new features to the magazine. So if you want to profile the team, have a fantastic new website to shout about, want to promote your fundraising initiatives or profile the the new CEO, you can do so in one of our wide range of new features.
There are the usual sector features covering finance, marketing, IT & Comms and more or why not secure one of our cover packages along with a video interview for B4 TV? Â Â And don't forget, if you're a B4 Member you can benefit from great rates. Call me now to discuss your next feature - I look forward to hearing from you and helping to profile your business in B4. Best wishes.
Kelly Gavaghan Sales Manager, B4
For more information or to feature in B4 Magazine, please contact: 01865 742211 or see www.b4-business.com
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Key Information The Region
The Thames Valley is arguably the country's most dynamic region with science & technology, innovation, research & development rubbing shoulders with more established businesses across a plethora of sectors. B4 reflects this dynamism and the future of our region in a high quality, bi-monthly magazine with a wide variety of editorial features combined with stunning photography.
9,000 readership per issue of the printed magazine 15,000 average readership of web edition Senior business decision makers* of leading Thames Valley businesses. *Chief Executives, Directors, Managing Directors, General Managers and Business Owners
Regular Fixtures Cover Story
The lead article in the magazine appearing as the first editorial comprising three pages of text and a full page advert, plus the cover image
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750 650 450 450 550 450 350
Your article on B4 TV Capture your feature on B4 TV
Outside Back Cover Opposite Intro Page 1/4 page banner on News Pages 1/4 page banners on Announcements Pages Single page Half page Quarter page All quoted prices are ex VAT
Corporate Lifestyle Features Fit for Business A healthy and fit team is a productive team. Long gone are the days of boozy business lunches. Get yourself and your colleagues fit for business by learning from the experts.
R&R Get away with some fabulous hotel stay ideas, home and abroad, or maybe just a spa or a superb restaurant. Get your R&R with B4..
Dress to Impress Looking good makes you feel good. Colour co-ordinate, tailor your suit, choose the right make up to suit you.....make the right impression by making yourself look fantastic, helping you to get that vital “yes”.
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775 575 415
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Business Lunch Need to impress a client or just thank a member of the team for a job well done? B4 unearths some of the region’s best establishments for that extra special business lunch.
Corporate Entertaining Whether it’s a day at the rugby or the races, a relaxing spa, a cultured visit to the opera or a game of golf, B4 suggests some tried and trusted and some more unusual ways to entertain your team and clients.
750 1150 Company Cars : Ridgeway Jaguar : B4 Issue 38
Corporate Entertaining : Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons : B4 Issue 36
Company Cars Test drives by B4 members of the latest releases. Plus advice about the finance side that, to be honest, not many of us understand...or is that just us at B4?
Regular Business Features Website of the month Have you just launched a new website, had an overhaul or perhaps you are proud of a site you have designed for a client and want to show it off to the B4 network.
Industry Achievers Have you recently won an Award, received industry accreditation or are you promoting an Awards ceremony? Tell the B4 network about your success or plans.
CFR (Charities, Fundraising & Responsibility) Who is your nominated charity and why? This is your chance to tell us about fundraising through your business and how you hope to help your chosen charity. Who's Who We are now incoporating the pages from our annual Who’s Who guide into B4 so if you have a new member of the team or someone who has been promoted to a new role, promote them to the B4 network through our Who’s Who pages.
R&R : Tylney Hall Hotel : B4 Issue 38
Corporate Entertaining : Newbury Racecourse : B4 Issue 35
Corporate Experience Days & Team Building Have you had a team building day and was it a success and why? Or do you organise corporate days or incentives for teams and what do they set out to achieve for your clients? Increased productivity, more focus and better results?
Meet the CEO Have you appointed a new CEO or recently been promoted to CEO? We will photograph and interview you for B4 for a first class profile to match the role.
Meet the Team Often forgotten but you couldn’t be a success without them. A great opportunity to get your key team members in the spotlight and great for staff morale and getting their faces known to the B4 network.
The Apprentice Do you run an apprenticeship programme through your business and has it benefited you and the apprentices? If so, we would like to meet you and your apprentice.
B4 Angels Do you have a new business or product and are you looking for funding or, perhaps, you are an angel investor looking for new opportunities and can offer insight into what makes a successful investor.
B4 Business Start-Ups Tell us who you are, who or what inspired you and what are your ambitions for the future?
Luxury Items : Devialet : B4 Issue 36
Travel : Chiltern Railways : B4 Issue 37
IT & Comms
You will be interviewed by our B4 presenter with the filmed interview appearing on B4 TV and a recap of the interview in B4 Magazine (extra charges apply).
Where would we be without a PC and a mobile phone? Stuck, thatâ€™s for sure! IT and comms experts give you the latest news to help you run your business smoothly.
Regular Sector Features Property Expert advice and news from the property sector including construction, commercial property, residential and lettings experts, architects and the rest.
Services Features covering office stationery to furniture, shredding to interior design, waste to office temps, we have it covered.
Science & Tech A look into the future with inventions, breakthroughs and technological innovation.
Events & Venues Venues and events in the spotlight - a look back on a special event or a feature on a spectacular venue.
B4 features a wide range of legal experts from across the region ranging from corporate to personal law, criminal to litigation and more.
Education & Training
Featuring advice from banks, financial advisers, insurance experts, accountants and comment on the latest Budget, pensions, tax and more.
Marketing Marketing your business.... where do you start? B4 has experts in wide-ranging fields including branding, design, promotion, presenting, print.....the list is endless!
HR Payroll, contracts, staff discipline and recruitment.
R&R : Bespoke Hotels : B4 Issue 38
Events & Venues : Bombay Sapphire : B4 Issue 40
Consultants and professionals advising on everything from presenting to growing your business.
Higher education, training, team development and more.
For more information or to feature in B4 magazine, please contact: 01865 742211 or see www.b4-business.com
Events & Venues : The Oxford Union : B4 Issue 40
Education : The Oxford Trust : B4 Issue 37
What some of our Members say about B4
"We have hugely benefitted from our partnership with B4, they have managed to raise our profile in the local area and are a pleasure to work with."
"Partnering with B4 enables us to connect with other businesses in the local area and share our news and updates with a wider online audience."
Amy Dobson | Sales & Marketing Manager | Bombay Sapphire Distillery
Katie Finch | Kempton Carr Croft
"B4 offers unrivalled opportunities to discuss business with representatives you might not otherwise discover in relaxed surroundings."
"In a very diverse and fast-moving business community, B4 is one of the most important communication channels for sharing the information that builds relationships and drives success for local businesses. I am delighted that my firm is associated with B4."
Phil Southall | Managing Director | Oxford Bus Company
"As one of the leading independent schools in Oxford with a strong interest in our role in the community, B4 has provided an important link for us with the business leaders in the area."
"B4 has provided us with an excellent platform to promote the responsible business agenda to Oxfordshire companies." Frank Nigriello | Director of Corporate Affairs | Unipart Group
Peter Talbot | Bursar | d’Overbroeck’s
"B4 provide a vital link to the local business community and their high profile and support allows us to build relationships, raise our profile and ultimately achieve more in our work with companies." Suzanne Attree | Corporate Fundraising Account Manager | Helen & Douglas House
David Birch | People Advisory Services | Partner Ernst & Young LLP
"Venturefest Oxford is all about connecting entrepreneurs with the right people to help grow their business. B4 takes that one step further and offers a platform for all businesses in Oxfordshire to connect and does it really successfully." Lynn Shepherd | Executive Chair | Venturefest
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"B4 provides high quality networking events which enable us to engage with the local business community. The calibre of attendees at these events is excellent." Kay Hogg | Senior Event Marketing Manager | University of Oxford
"Doing great business is about connecting with really good people and B4 has helped us do just that!" Ross Wilson | CA FIoD | Wilson Partners Limited
"B4 has helped Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat'Saisons connect with our local business community very effectively as well as build some excellent new relationships along the way." Peter Osborne | Marketing | Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons
"B4 have clearly taken the time to understand what we are trying to do as a business and have given us great support in getting our message across." Derek Rodgers | Managing Partner | Gardner Leader
Join B4 at www.b4-business.com or call 01865 742211