News & Media

You can view and search both Cambridge Ahead press releases and additional news content relating to key topics of interest here.  If you would like to be kept up to date with our work please also sign up to receive our newsletter at the bottom of the page.

Latest News

06 December 2018

Call for local businesses to influence the region’s digital future.

The period is now open for all organisations to contribute their ideas to the development of a Digital Sector Strategy. This newly established, independent initiative will consolidate the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) area as a global leader of cutting-edge technology development and adoption. Business leaders are now being asked to submit their opinions across eleven focus areas through survey that will close on Friday 21 December. Find out more and link to the survey here:

Power Up skills and infrastructure to unlock region’s productivity

30/11/2018

Harnessing productivity through skills holds the key for regional growth, according to Deloitte’s latest Power Up report.

Membership organisation, Cambridge Ahead, appoints Harriet Fear as new Chair

19/11/2018

Cambridge Ahead, the business and academic member group dedicated to the sustainable growth of Cambridge and its region, today announced the appointment of Harriet Fear as its new Chair, effective January 1st. Harriet takes over from Ian Mather, who has chaired the organisation since its creation in 2013.

Senior appointment marks new era for Howard Group

22/10/2018

Leading regional property developer and investor Howard Group has welcomed Werner Baumker to the Board as Group Director – Property, to facilitate the Cambridge-based firm’s next phase of growth.

Growth ambition for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough must be matched by decisive action

14/09/2018

Growth ambition for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough must be matched by decisive action. Independent Commission stresses national importance of inclusive growth agenda in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough.

Cambridge’s growth needs to change, and communities must decide how this happens

13/07/2018

A University of Cambridge and Cambridge Ahead report looks into the city’s future.

 

Four ways Cambridge could grow - but they all mean compromise

08/07/2018

Employment growth is increasing so quickly in Cambridge that the economy is being pushed gradually out of balance.

Why growth forecasts for Cambridge are well off the mark

01/07/2018

A landmark study is set to rewrite how we think about the city’s future and how we plan for it.

Newly published data reveals year-on-year growth of Cambridge-based companies remains strong

29/05/2018

The most recent data from Cambridge University’s Centre for Business Research, shows the year-on-year growth of the more than 24,000 Cambridge-based companies.

Funding the infrastructure needed to support sustainable growth in Greater Cambridge

29/05/2018

A Cambridge Ahead event, held in collaboration with London First and the London-Stansted-Cambridge Consortium considered the options.

Action needed to sustain growth in Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

11/05/2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) has today published its interim report, which has been developed by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Commission (CPIEC).

John Shropshire OBE, Chairman of G’s Fresh joins the Commission of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review

04/04/2018

Latest appointment secures representation for East Cambs and Fenland from leading business contributor.

PwC Cambridge spearhead initiative to hear views on the drivers of business growth across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough

13/02/2018

New piece of qualitative research gives local businesses the opportunity to have their say via an online survey.

Support for the findings of the Greater Cambridge Mass Transport Options Assessment Report

08/01/2018

Business and academic member organisation, Cambridge Ahead today expressed support for the conclusions reached in the recently published Greater Cambridge Mass Transport Options Assessment Report.

Independent economic commission to undertake a major review of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough economy

08/01/2018

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Independent Economic Review (CPIER) is being launched today (8th January 2018) with a call for evidence.

Cambridge Ahead response to the Budget

23/11/2017

Business and academic member organisation, Cambridge Ahead has welcomed the emphasis given to further investment in education, skills and local infrastructure – particularly transport, housing and digital connectivity in yesterday’s budget statement.

Cambridge Ahead announces #CambsNotspotterHack event

09/08/2017

Cambridge Ahead is running a one-day hackathon, the #CambsNotspotterHack, following the success of their #CambsNotspotter initiative in the last 18 months.

How smart technology could help transform public transport in Greater Cambridge

04/07/2017

Pioneering research reports exploring how ‘smart’ technology could be used to make travel easier and reduce congestion in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond, have been published today.

Data led approach to tackling mobile and broadband connectivity notspots leads to tangible improvements and new initiatives

25/04/2017

Over 3M connectivity data points gathered per month during the first 12 months of Cambridge Ahead’s crowdsourcing initiative #CambsNotspotter.

Cambridge Wireless Announces IoTUKBoost Cambridge Competition Finalists

25/04/2017

Cambridge Wireless is delighted to announce the 10 SMEs shortlisted in the national IotUKBoost LPWAN Competition.

Cambridgeshire business and community leaders unite at ‘Live Lab’ event to help unleash county’s full potential

23/03/2017

Creating a future vision for Cambridgeshire that will benefit all was the task for more than 200 participants from the county’s business, academic, public sector and community organisations who gathered at the region’s first ever ‘Live Lab’ event.

Cutting edge research could signal transport revolution for Cambridge

03/03/2017

Greater Cambridge City Deal is exploring the potential for a revolutionary public transport system to reduce congestion and support economic growth in and around Cambridge.

Latest data from Cambridge Ahead reveals unabated growth of Cambridge companies

24/01/2017

New data shows that the remarkable growth of Cambridge companies that we revealed for 2014-15 continued in 2015-16.

Over 200 people attend Cambridge Ahead’s ‘Successful City’ event

24/01/2017

Early on Wednesday 18th January, more than 200 people packed the main conference room in the Granta Centre at Granta Park, south of Cambridge, to attend Cambridge Ahead’s annual conference.

Membership and Management team grows at Cambridge Ahead

15/01/2017

We would like to formally welcome Carter Jonas as our first new member organisation for 2017. Carter Jonas is a multi-disciplinary property consultant, charted surveyor and estates agent with a network of 37 offices across the UK.

Cambridge Ahead launches #CambsNotspotter initiative to help create a hyper-connected city

07/03/2017

A new crowdsourcing initiative has been launched which will empower Cambridge employees and residents to help provide the city and its surrounding areas with a future-proof connectivity infrastructure.

BBC Look East report on the #CambsNotspotter launch event

08/03/2017

Nicola Beckford of BBC Look East covers the launch of the #CambsNotspotter initiative by Cambridge Ahead which is aimed at helping make Cambridge a hyper-connected city.

Cambridge TV coverage of #CambsNotspotter initiative launch event

07/03/2017

Adam Page of Cambridge TV reports from the offices of Birketts LLP at 22 Station Road in Cambridge, the venue for the launch event of the #CambsNotspotter crowdsourcing initiative.

Cambridge Ahead report explores the current and future landscape of wet lab and incubator space provision for start-up and early-stage life science companies

15/11/2017

Commissioned research examines the economics of providing commercial space for high-potential firms and highlights non-traditional funding routes as opportunities for future development.

Affordable mass transit for Cambridge and the wider region

03/07/2017

A report commissioned by Cambridge Ahead and the Greater Cambridge Partnership to gather technical expertise and evidence to inform future investment decisions.

Cambridge Ahead research highlights the need to develop proactive strategies to attract teachers to the Cambridgeshire region

21/03/2017

Commissioned research confirms that current teacher shortages and retention pose a challenge to sustaining our vibrant and high quality education system across the region.

New initiative aims to close the Skills Gap in Cambridge

09/02/2016

A new digital platform which aims to close the skills gap in Cambridge launches this week. Step Up provides a way for schools and businesses to connect so that young people learn about the opportunities in the region and develop the skills that will help them move from education into employment.

New Quality of Life survey reveals Cambridge workers have huge respect for each other

01/10/2014

A survey of over 4,000 Cambridge employees has revealed that 76 per cent believe people treat each other with respect while 66 per cent are happy with their work life balance. Perhaps not surprisingly in such a green city 89 per cent say they are satisfied with parks and open spaces.

CONTACT US

info@cambridgeahead.co.uk
01223 653023

PRESS ENQUIRIES

Sarah Brereton, Director, Limewash
01223 813 557

Subscribe to our mailing list

Please enter your first name
Please enter your surname
Please enter your email address
Submit
; ;