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.



  • Working Lunch: Finding International Partners – 26th April

    Enterprise Europe Network East is delighted to present a unique series of working lunch events in partnership with the University of Suffolk, to help businesses to innovate, internationalise, support and protect their business to grow. The Working Lunch offers the opportunity […] Read More »
  • Santander Event: Food and Drink Sector Networking Evening – 26th April

    Santander are holding an exclusive Food and Drink reception at the Officers Mess in Duxford. The event is specifically designed to be an informative evening focusing on the Food and Drink Sector. Santander will have a mixture of speakers from industry and […] Read More »
  • Huntingdon Business Fair – 26th April

    The Huntingdonshire Business Fair, sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses in association with the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, is a well-established business to business exhibition. It offers SMEs the opportunity to showcase their business, share ideas, and network with […] Read More »
  • Converting Touch Into Money – 5th May

    ‘Converting Touch Into Money’ explores how people are often unaware of how their tactile sense can be used to manipulate their consumer related behaviours and the evaluations that they make. Touch has the capability to influence many different consumer aspects […] Read More »
  • B2B Marketing Conference Cambridge 2017 – 10th May

    Following the success of our inaugural annual B2B Marketing Conference we’re back for what promises to be another action-packed day. We’ll be showcasing some of the best industry speakers with fantastic insights and implementable marketing strategies. At this years B2B […] Read More »