Unipart, one of Europe’s leading manufacturing, logistics and consultancy groups, is to host the first-ever responsible business conference to be held in Oxford.

Together with Oxfordshire Business First and Business in the Community, Unipart is planning to bring together business leaders from across the county for the half day conference to be held in the Unipart Conference Centre in Oxford on April 3 beginning at 9 a.m.

The conference will feature speakers from across a wide spectrum of business sectors and will discuss a new initiative bringing together the leading companies from across the county.

The event is part of Responsible Business Week  (March 31 to April 4), the UK’s largest annual conversation about responsible business. Taking place across multiple channels, the week will include events across the UK, unrivalled content, and thought leadership. Social media will enable contributors from around the world to join the conversation.

Speakers at the event will include Unipart Chairman and Chief Executive John Neill who will discuss the commercial realities behind acting as a responsible business, Professor David Grayson, director of the Doughty Centre for Corporate Responsibility, who will explore how the notion of responsible business applies to SMEs; and Tony Stratton, Chairman Emeritus at CPM, who will announce plans to start a responsible business network for Oxfordshire.

Other speakers at the conference include Miranda Markham, Community Relations Director for Value Retail (Bicester Village), Adrian Lockwood, Managing Director of Integration Technology Ltd., Shirin Welham from Business in the Community’, and Stuart Miller co-founder and CEO of ByBox.