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.



  • Global Business Network – 26th June

     Organised by Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce, this informal networking event is 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 […] Read More »
  • Mott MacDonald Transport Planning Open Evening – 26th June

    Attend an open evening at our Cambridge office to meet the team, discuss the exciting projects currently underway and opportunities to contribute to them. An evening to discuss the transport planning, modelling and economics opportunities currently available in the Cambridge […] Read More »
  • Coaching: an Introductory Workshop – 26th June

    Coaching takes an individual and personal approach to learning and development. Well done, it is wonderfully effective in liberating performance. However, it isn’t always well done. This single day’s programme will show you how to coach your team with confidence. […] Read More »
  • Go Meet Duxford June 2018 – 26th June

    Go Meet Duxford is a networking event held monthly at The Officers’ Mess Business Centre. This event is sponsored by Neil Beet from Blue Lights Digital. Tickets to the event are just £15, which includes breakfast. The event is free […] Read More »
  • Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs – 27th June

    Join Watermill Accounting for a free workshop on Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs on 27th June, 10-12noon at the Future Business Centre Cambridge and learn the essentials of accounting whatever your business status. An essential workshop for entrepreneurs and startups covering […] Read More »