The partnership comes at an important time for the DMO as it continues its work to support partners throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and the recovery of Oxfordshire’s visitor economy.
The ambassador partnership has started with a significant investment from Pye Homes Ltd, an Oxfordshire based business, which will help strengthen the resilience of the DMO and support the productive and sustainable development of Oxfordshire’s visitor economy.
Graham Flint, Managing Director of Pye Homes said: “We are delighted to become an Ambassador Partner of Experience Oxfordshire. We chose to develop our portfolio of properties across Oxfordshire because of our passion for the county. Experience Oxfordshire are working hard to ensure that Oxfordshire is promoted as a great destination to live, work, visit and do business – so it was an obvious fit for us. It is a pleasure to be able to support the DMO for Oxfordshire”.
Hayley Beer-Gamage, Chief Executive of Experience Oxfordshire said: “This new partnership comes at a really important time for Experience Oxfordshire as we work with partners across the county to recover from the severe impact of the pandemic. Our ambassadors are vitally important to us and their investment enables us to continue to carry out the wide range of work that we undertake across destination management, promotion and business support. Pye Homes have a passion for all things Oxfordshire, so we are aligned in our aspirations for the county to prosper. As a charity ourselves gaining the support of strong local businesses to achieve our destination ambitions is vitally important to our own success and sustainability”.
Pye Homes joins Experience Oxfordshire’s growing Ambassador Partnership of businesses that invest in and support the DMO and their ambitions for growth and productivity. The existing Ambassador Partnership includes Oxford Bus Company, JACKfm, Bicester Village, Oxford City Council, Blenheim Palace, Hedges Law, Stagecoach Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire County Council, Cherwell District Council, The Evergreen Agency, GWR, Westgate Oxford, Birmingham Airport and VSL & Partners. Collectively these ambassadors bring valuable insight, support and strategic input into to the work Experience Oxfordshire undertakes as the Destination Management Organisation for the County.