About Cambridge Ahead

Cambridge Ahead is a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful growth of Cambridge and its region in the long term. Our vision is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent, small city in the world.

The group aims to represent the city’s business community and our partners who share our vision, by offering soundly-based opinion and be an advocate for Cambridge to local and national governments about the opportunities and needs of the region. At any one time we will have no more than 10 specific initiatives with defined objectives and measurable outcomes. We are politically non-aligned.

Cambridge Ahead will represent businesses and their interests in the ‘Cambridge City Region’, which we define as places which are complementary and subject to the same influences as Cambridge. However, our work may involve us outside the region where there are directly relevant issues, for instance national transport infrastructure, science policy, and regional initiatives.



  • Duxford GoNetworking! July 2017 – 25th July

    GoNetworking Duxford is a networking event held monthly at The Officers’ Mess Business Centre. For business professionals, networking is a key activity that is not only fun, but critical to personal growth and business development. Mantle Business Centres recognise the […] Read More »
  • Global Business Network – 25th July

    An informal networking event for exporters, international service providers and those interested in accessing new markets overseas. Whether you are already involved in international trade or considering expanding into new markets, Global Business Network offers a unique informal environment to […] Read More »
  • FREE Workshop: Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs – 27th Sept

    Small businesses and startups are invited to a FREE workshop that Watermill Accounting is hosting from 10 – 12.00 on 27th September 2017 at the Future Business Centre, Cambridge. The workshop – Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs will bring companies up to […] Read More »
  • Making an Impact as a Non-Executive Director – 27th Sept

    This one-day programme explores the transition from CEO and senior executive roles to Non-Executive directorships. We will help you understand the different contribution you can make as a Non-Executive and how to maximise your impact and effectiveness. How to catalyse […] Read More »
  • Wired Security Event – 28th September

    WIRED Security returns to London for its second year, with 20 new industry-leading speakers, plus an exciting selection of startups and growth-stage companies working in the fields of software, intelligence and security services. From DDoS attacks to data manipulation, new […] Read More »