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OCF’s new responsible business initiative Reciprocate now has 40 local companies signed up. The group of businesses are committed to collaborating to support the local community more effectively, taking a proactive approach to addressing social problems.

The businesses have signed up as members of Reciprocate because they want to realise their good intentions about charitable giving and community engagement through the power of many. Reciprocate is chaired by former High Sheriff and CPM Chairman Emeritus Tony Stratton, and has a steering group of 16 core members. The steering group has met once to determine the overall direction of the group, and there will be an inaugural event for members and interested businesses at the Ashmolean on Tuesday 15th March, sponsored by members Withy King and The Ashmolean.

In terms of what is planned for Reciprocate, the group’s activities fall into five categories:

  1. Projects – proactive collaborative initiatives that address specific themes, eg affordable housing
  2. Advice – including networking companies who have an idea but need the support of others or who aren’t sure where to start with community engagement
  3. Signposting – directories of local charity sector contacts and links in to existing networks, eg ROBIN
  4. Perks – development opportunities for members, the chance to see the county from a unique perspective, publicity and acknowledgement for the work already being done
  5. Events – receptions, visits and forums giving members the opportunity to sign up to projects, learn from each other and be inspired by high-profile speakers

Our 40 current Reciprocate members are:

Allen Associates Recruitment
Ashmolean Museum Arts
bChannels Sales & marketing
Bicester Village Retail
Blenheim Palace Leisure/tourism
The Book Consultancy Publishing
Booker Group (Chef Direct) Retail
Brewin Dolphin Professional services
Bybox Leisure/tourism
Collaborent Consultancy
College and County Property
CPM UK Ltd Sales & marketing
Critchleys Professional services
DAF Trucks Ltd Transport
E W Beard Construction
Finders Keepers Property
First Line IT IT
Four Pillars Hotels Leisure/tourism
Grant Thornton Professional services
Henmans Freeth Professional services
Hunts Media
James Cowper Kreston Professional services
Leadershape Management consulting
Lightfoots Professional services
Meech International Manufacturing
Monchu Media
Olamalu Sales & marketing
Oxford Bus Company Transport
Oxford Pharmagenesis Pharmaceuticals
Prime Energy Leisure/tourism
Richardsons Chartered Accountants Professional services
Savills Property
Scott Fraser Property
Smeg Manufacturing
Unipart Logistics & consultancy
VSL & Partners Property
W Lucy Manufacturing
Wellers Professional services
Withy King Professional services
Woodford Investment Management Finance


If you’d like to find out more about Reciprocate, have a look at our webpage and brochure here. To find out about becoming a member, email