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

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

    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, hosted by […]Read More »
  • Cutting edge research could signal transport revolution for Cambridge

    Cutting edge research could signal transport revolution for Cambridge

    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. The City Deal, along with business and academic member group Cambridge Ahead, is supporting research […]Read More »
  • Latest data from Cambridge Ahead reveals unabated growth of Cambridge companies

    Latest data from Cambridge Ahead reveals unabated growth of Cambridge companies

    New data shows that the remarkable growth of Cambridge companies that we revealed for 2014-15 continued in 2015-16. We are now entering the early stages of a process that will map out what the city region will look like in […]Read More »
  • Over 200 people attend Cambridge Ahead’s ‘Successful City’ event

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

    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. They had come to hear a number of speakers and […]Read More »
  • Membership and Management team grows at Cambridge Ahead

    Membership and Management team grows at Cambridge Ahead

    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. The firm was […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Cluster Map undergoes refresh of data

    Cambridge Cluster Map undergoes refresh of data

    Cambridge Ahead has recently completed a refresh of the data of its Cambridge Cluster Map, which was launched in July. The map is a data tool that accurately maps the growth of the Cambridge sub-region over time and reveals the […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead attends launch event of West Anglia Task Force final report

    Cambridge Ahead attends launch event of West Anglia Task Force final report

    On Thursday 27th October the West Anglia Taskforce held an event in Bishop’s Stortford to launch its final report for investment in the West Anglia Main Line which included its package of measures. The event was attended by Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP, […]Read More »
  • Route R bus service to undergo schedule change due to development work at Cambridge rail station

    Route R bus service to undergo schedule change due to development work at Cambridge rail station

    Below is a press release issued by Stagecoach East: Advance notice of important changes to popular Route R Guided Bus service Stagecoach East wishes to give its passengers advance notice of important changes to the Route R guided bus service. The […]Read More »
  • Two more top organisations join Cambridge Ahead

    Two more top organisations join Cambridge Ahead

    Two more familiar organisations from the business world have joined Cambridge Ahead, taking our membership to 40. We would like to formally welcome Grant Thornton and Santander. Grant Thornton UK LLP is part of one of the world’s leading organisations […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead launches new Cluster Map growth data tool for the sub-region

    Cambridge Ahead launches new Cluster Map growth data tool for the sub-region

    We are delighted to announce the launch of the new Cambridge Cluster Map data tool, created by Cambridge Ahead with data from the Centre for Business Research at the University of Cambridge, and in partnership with Barclays. The Cluster Map has […]Read More »
  • Cambridge and Brexit – what next?

    Cambridge and Brexit – what next?

    Over 70 Cambridgeshire political, academic and business leaders met at the Cambridge Union Society on Friday 8th July to discuss the results of the EU Referendum. The meeting was organised by Baron Lansley CBE, who also heads up the Cambridgeshire Development […]Read More »
  • Congestion-busting Route R bus service reaches target of over 1,500 passengers per week

    Congestion-busting Route R bus service reaches target of over 1,500 passengers per week

    Exactly one year on from its launch, the Stagecoach Route R bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge rail station, supported by Cambridge Ahead, has been hailed a success in the effort to reduce congestion and the stress […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead launches #CambsNotspotter initiative to help create a hyper-connected city

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

    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. The morning event on Monday 7th March began with a welcome from […]Read More »
  • Three more prime businesses join Cambridge Ahead

    Three more prime businesses join Cambridge Ahead

    Another three leading Cambridge businesses have joined Cambridge Ahead. Mott Macdonald, Sepura and Strutt & Parker have become members taking our total to 39 full member organisations. Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy with headquarters in […]Read More »
  • New data reveals remarkable growth of Cambridge companies

    New data reveals remarkable growth of Cambridge companies

    New Cambridge Growth data released by Cambridge Ahead highlights a record of remarkable growth during 2014/15, with Cambridge companies enjoying a 7.7% increase in turnover – which now stands at £33 billion – and a 7.7% increase in employment. The […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead behind new initiative to close the Skills Gap

    Cambridge Ahead behind new initiative to close the Skills Gap

    A new digital platform which aims to close the skills gap in Cambridge launches this week on Thursday 11th February. Step Up provides a way for schools and businesses to connect so that young people learn about the opportunities in […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead initiative to propel the region to hyper-connected status

    Cambridge Ahead initiative to propel the region to hyper-connected status

    A team from Cambridge Ahead has produced a new tool to help businesses make the right capital decision on network infrastructure capacity – a key driver of success in a digital economy. The Connecting Cambridge Project Team, made up of […]Read More »
  • Life sciences boost to Cambridge Ahead membership

    Life sciences boost to Cambridge Ahead membership

    The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute becomes our 36th Member organisation, whilst two significant Cambridge life science figures become Individual Members.Read More »
  • The Case for Cambridge launched to gain vital infrastructure investment for the city

    The Case for Cambridge launched to gain vital infrastructure investment for the city

    Cambridge has a dynamic economy and a proven track record of high value, accelerated growth. It has exceptional characteristics that make it a leader in the development of prosperity for the whole of the UK. However, the city is at […]Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead releases new video: ‘Unlocking future Growth for Cambridge’

    Cambridge Ahead releases new video: ‘Unlocking future Growth for Cambridge’

    Cambridge Ahead has released a new video entitled 'Unlocking future Growth for Cambridge', which is a synopsis of the Bidwells breakfast seminar event held on 3rd June 2015 at the Møller Centre. It is notable for two announcements, the results of Phase 1 of analysis of Cambridge Growth data, and a preview of 'The Case for Cambridge', which is a structured argument aimed at Central Government to enable greater investment in the city region to prevent growth stalling.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead announces new Growth data and previews The Case for Cambridge at Bidwells seminar

    Cambridge Ahead announces new Growth data and previews The Case for Cambridge at Bidwells seminar

    Cambridge Ahead made two key announcements at the Bidwells Property Trends breakfast seminar at the Møller Centre, Churchill College on Wednesday 3rd June. The first was the results of months of work relating to Growth data for the city and its region, and the second the preview of The Case for Cambridge, an initiative to be presented to central government.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead secures three new Members

    Cambridge Ahead secures three new Members

    Three more key Cambridge businesses have joined the Cambridge Ahead membership. The three new members are Pigeon, Hill and Gonville Hotels Ltd, taking our total membership to 35 Full Members.Read More »
  • Launch event: Stagecoach East’s new Route R service trumps the traffic

    Launch event: Stagecoach East’s new Route R service trumps the traffic

    Having worked closely with Stagecoach East to bring about its new Route R service service, a special event was held immediately after the peak-hour public service ended on launch day, Tuesday 7th April. Beginning at Cambridge Railway Station, executives from Stagecoach and Cambridge Ahead met up with selected guests and together boarded a special bus to Trumpington Park & Ride to try the new service.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead catalyst for launch of Stagecoach’s new, congestion-busting Guided Bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge Rail Station

    Cambridge Ahead catalyst for launch of Stagecoach’s new, congestion-busting Guided Bus service from Trumpington Park & Ride to Cambridge Rail Station

    Cambridge Ahead is the catalyst for Stagecoach's new Route R service which will be launched on Tuesday 7th April 2015. The service will operate on the Guided Busway between Trumpington Park & Ride and Cambridge Railway Station and journey time is ONLY 5 minutes. The service will run every 15 minutes at peak times during week days, and is expected to have a marked effect on commuter habits and will help tackle congestion in the area.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead supports BE THE CHANGE CAMBRIDGE community action event

    Cambridge Ahead supports BE THE CHANGE CAMBRIDGE community action event

    Once again, we were delighted to lend our support to Be The Change Cambridge, a grassroots movement designed to bring the people of Cambridge together to identify the city’s problems and come up with solutions for them. The event was held on Saturday 14th July and findings will be presented to Cambridge City Council in due course.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead and Cambridge Network seek a leader who can sell Cambridge to the world

    Cambridge Ahead and Cambridge Network seek a leader who can sell Cambridge to the world

    A fantastic opportunity exists for a dynamic leader to work within Cambridge Network to successfully attract entrepreneurs, investment and organisations to our unique city. The role will be supported by Cambridge Ahead and other stakeholders.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead One Year On event – Project leaders chart progress

    Cambridge Ahead One Year On event – Project leaders chart progress

    On Wednesday 1st October 2014, over 100 people attended the Cambridge Ahead One Year On event at the Li Ka Shing Centre to hear the three leaders of our projects to provide an update on their respective progress, including the results of our Quality of Life survey.Read More »
  • Cambridge Conversation Café event launches BE THE CHANGE CAMBRIDGE project

    Cambridge Conversation Café event launches BE THE CHANGE CAMBRIDGE project

    Our CEO, Jane Paterson-Todd, attended the Cambridge Conversation Café event held at Anglia Ruskin University during the afternoon of Saturday 13th September. As one of the two title sponsors, Cambridge Ahead was proud to support this ground-breaking event which served as a pre-cursor to a larger event to take place in early 2015.Read More »
  • Revision to format of BE THE CHANGE CAMBRIDGE event, 13th September

    Revision to format of BE THE CHANGE CAMBRIDGE event, 13th September

    The original Be The Change Cambridge event scheduled for Saturday 13th September has had to be postponed until the new year. But a slimmed-down version will take place on the original date so do come and take part. The format will be ‘café conversation’ style and local politicians are scheduled to drop in too. The venue is Anglia Ruskin University's Ashcroft Business School on the East Road campus.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead gains five new Members

    Cambridge Ahead gains five new Members

    Cambridge Ahead has added five more key Cambridge businesses to our membership, taking our total membership to 33 Full Members. The five new members are Cambridge Consultants, Domino Printing Sciences, Mundipharma International, Red Gate Software, and The Welding Institute.Read More »
  • Cambridge workers quizzed about their Quality of Life

    Cambridge workers quizzed about their Quality of Life

    Cambridge Ahead has embarked on a survey which aims to reveal what the typical employee of a Cambridge business or organisation feels about their current quality of life. The survey has come about because at the heart of Cambridge Ahead’s membership, which includes Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Anglia Ruskin University, AstraZeneca, ARM, Bidwells. Cambridge University, Mills & Reeve and Marshall Group, is concern at the ability to recruit and retain talent against increasing competition from London.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead holds successful Progress Meeting

    Cambridge Ahead holds successful Progress Meeting

    On Friday 20th June, Cambridge Ahead held a progress meeting at Cambridge Airport, courtesy of one of our Members, Marshall of Cambridge. A diverse range of guests were invited to hear us give an update on our progress since our launch in November 2013, and reveal some of our future plans. The invitees represented a range of interests within Cambridge including culture, education, sport, academia, business and local government.Read More »
  • Response to news of Papworth Hospital move to Cambridge

    Response to news of Papworth Hospital move to Cambridge

    Cambridge Ahead welcomes the news that Papworth hospital, a leading specialist heart and lung hospital, will move from its current location outside Cambridge onto the Addenbrooke’s hospital site in the city. A £165 million deal for a new hospital has been approved by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, and the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne...Read More »
  • Mills & Reeve partner, Ian Mather, appointed to chair Cambridge Ahead

    Mills & Reeve partner, Ian Mather, appointed to chair Cambridge Ahead

    Ian Mather, partner at leading national law firm Mills & Reeve, has been appointed to chair Cambridge Ahead. He takes over as Chairman of the group from Jeremy Newsum, who was instrumental in establishing the group last year...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead announces progress after 6 months

    Cambridge Ahead announces progress after 6 months

    Since its launch in November 2013, Cambridge Ahead has been very busy in its three project areas and in the key task of growing membership. Taking stock after 6 months’ existence is an important step in confirming the progress and direction of Cambridge Ahead...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead gains three more new Members

    Cambridge Ahead gains three more new Members

    Three more organisations have recently joined Cambridge Ahead, taking the total number of organisations that are Full Members to 28. The three new organisations are TTP Group Plc, Xaar Plc, and RAND Europe...Read More »
  • Response to 2014 Budget awarding City Deal to Greater Cambridge

    Response to 2014 Budget awarding City Deal to Greater Cambridge

    Cambridge Ahead welcomes today’s announcement in the Chancellor’s Spring Statement confirming the Government’s decision to award City Deal status to the Greater Cambridge area to fund critical investment around key areas such as infrastructure, housing and transport which have presented a barrier to prosperity for the region.Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead CEO speaks at Cambridge Business magazine networking event

    Cambridge Ahead CEO speaks at Cambridge Business magazine networking event

    On Thursday 23rd January, Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO of Cambridge Ahead, was the guest speaker at the annual Cambridge Business magazine networking event at the Double Tree Hilton hotel, Granta Place. This annual event started as a birthday party for the magazine but is now used as an opportunity to thank its supporters and contributors...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead gains four new Members since launch

    Cambridge Ahead gains four new Members since launch

    Four organisations have recently joined Cambridge Ahead since our launch on 15th November, taking the total number of organisations that are Full Members to 25. The four new organisations are Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Ridgeons, HSBC and Pace Investments...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead sets out agenda with release of videos

    Cambridge Ahead sets out agenda with release of videos

    Cambridge Ahead has released two short videos setting out its case and agenda. The first is entitled Launch Event and is not only a record of the launch on 15th November attended by over 70 key Cambridge figures, but includes brief interviews with guest speaker Baroness Jo Valentine (CEO - London First), David Cleevely (Chairman - Cambridge Wireless)...Read More »
  • Greater Cambridge City Deal – a response by Cambridge Ahead

    Greater Cambridge City Deal – a response by Cambridge Ahead

    Cambridge Ahead welcomes the announcement in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement on 5th December confirming the Government’s decision to award City Deal status to the Greater Cambridge area. This announcement will help to foster and stimulate yet further...Read More »
  • Press release: Cambridge Ahead Launches

    Press release: Cambridge Ahead Launches

    A new business and academic member group has officially launched today (Friday 15th November) with the aim of providing a collective cross-sectoral business voice to help shape the future of Cambridge. With a prestigious initial group of members, represented at Chair, CEO or equivalent level, Cambridge Ahead will provide a business perspective about...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead officially launched

    Cambridge Ahead officially launched

    At lunchtime on Friday 15th November 2013, Cambridge Ahead was officially launched at the offices of Mills & Reeve in Cambridge. The 70 guests heard speeches from our Chairman Jeremy Newsum, our CEO Jane Paterson-Todd, and our guest speaker Baroness Jo Valentine, CEO of...Read More »
  • Membership Update

    Membership Update

    With the latest addition of PWC to its group of members, Cambridge Ahead is proud to announce that it now has 20 Full member organisations signed up. The list now includes a wide range of Cambridge organisations including Mills & […]Read More »
  • Launch of Cambridge Ahead – 15th November 2013

    Launch of Cambridge Ahead – 15th November 2013

    The official launch of Cambridge Ahead will be held at the offices of Mills & Reeve at Botanic House, Cambridge on Friday 15th November. Our guest speaker will be Baroness Valentine, CEO of London First. Other speakers will be Jeremy Newsum, Chairman, and Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO. A press conference will follow after the speeches...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead seeks Office Manager

    Cambridge Ahead seeks Office Manager

    Cambridge Ahead is seeking a full-time Office Manager to assist the CEO in the running of the group. Applicants should contact Pure Resourcing on 01223 209888 for further information...Read More »
  • Cambridge Ahead opens its Cambridge office

    Cambridge Ahead opens its Cambridge office

    Cambridge Ahead is officially open for business now that we have opened our new office in the heart of the city. The office is based in the newly-refurbished CB1 building in Station Road and will puts the CEO within easy reach of members’ and other organisations’ offices in the city...Read More »