Tom Bridgman is the Director of Development at Oxford City
Council, an iconic city immediately recognisable to many people, but one that
not very many people will truly understand the nature of. Appointed in 2019
Tom’s career to date is a fascinating one, that has seen him work in place
shaping roles across the public and private sectors, with both national remits
and in location defined roles.
Three years on from his appointment, and a global pandemic
later our Partner and lead for Regeneration, Place and Partnerships Marek
Dobrowolski caught up with Tom to find out more about the impact of COVID 19 on
Oxford and what the future holds for Oxford. They discussed what levelling up
means for a city such as Oxford, the challenges the city faces around
affordable housing, planning, infrastructure and sustainability and how to
retain a competitive edge in an increasingly competitive world.
Finally they touched on Tom’s own career, what moving
between sectors has taught and skills and experience it has provided him with
and where they will meet for a coffee in 3 years time.