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.



  • Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs – 25th April

    Join Watermill Accounting for a free workshop on Accounting and Finance for Entrepreneurs on 25th April, 10-12noon at the Future Business Centre Cambridge and learn the essentials of accounting whatever your business status. Sall businesses and startups are invited to […] Read More »
  • Presentation Skills for Scientists – 25th April

    This one day course is for Junior research scientists (all disciplines) from academia and industry, particularly those starting to present their work at conferences and seminars. It is also useful for scientists who want to present technical material to companies […] Read More »
  • Huntingdon Business Fair – 25th April

    Huntingdonshire’s biggest and most successful FREE B2B networking event returns on Wednesday 25 April 2018 to bring businesses together from across the county for a day of networking and business promotion. Each year over 100 exhibitors embrace the opportunity to […] Read More »
  • Getting better results from your salespeople – 25th April

    The sales team should be the growth engine of your business, but when it isn’t working well causes significant headaches for the company. In this business leaders masterclass we will look at the common challenges limiting the success of sales […] Read More »
  • Breakfast Networking: Search Engine Optimisation – 26th April

    Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) is vital to any business whose customers use search engines to find them. With 94% of users never leaving page 1, your business needs to be up there. In this talk Karen James, a specialist in […] Read More »