Our vision is that the Association shall strive to care for the interests of the community and the commercial wellbeing of the Town of Oundle and its surrounding villages. We aim to do this by looking after the interests of our members, encouraging trade between member businesses and seeking inward investment to The Town.
The Association aims to provide a common platform for the discussion of issues which affect the business community. The main vehicles for this are the monthly social networking meetings held at 6pm on the first Wednesday of each month. See the Events Page for full details.
The Association has been in existence in various forms for over 50 years. For a long time the membership was mainly made up of local shop owners and traders, although these days there are a diverse range of members from numerous types of local small businesses.
Responsible for the Christmas lights in Oundle for many years, this responsibility has been taken over by the Town Council. The Association maintains an active role in planning Festive Markets, turning on the Christmas Lights and promoting local events, most of which can be found at www.oundle.info. In 2018 the name was changed from the Oundle and District Association of Trade & Commerce to Oundle Business Association to better reflect the wide range of member businesses.
Although not a political or lobbying group, where appropriate the Association presents a unified voice from local commerce in dealings with government and other statutory bodies. The predominant role of the Association is to be a focus for local businesses in their mutual dealings.
In recent times the membership has swelled and the monthly social networking evenings are buoyant affairs with much discussion of business matters and local issues along with general socialising that takes place over a relaxed glass of wine. New members are always welcome to attend, please visit our Joining Page for more details.
As well as the regular social networking evenings, the Association organises special events throughout the year ranging from business briefings to social outings. We are very much led by our members and their suggestions on what events are of value to them. Please see our Events Page for more details.
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