Cambridge Ahead

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. We aim to represent the city’s business community by offering soundly-based opinion and advice to local and national governments about the opportunities and needs of the region.

Address: CB1 Business Centre, 20 Station Road, Cambridge
Postcode: CB1 2JD
Country: United Kingdom
Website: http://www.cambridgeahead.co.uk

Our vision is for Cambridge to be the pre-eminent small city in the world, defined by achieving long-term economic growth and a compelling quality of life. It will be a city where business, discovery, creativity, community and culture flourish together.

Cambridge has a number of business member organisations. Cambridge Ahead is differentiated by having the long-term sustainable growth of Cambridge and its region as its key aim. Cambridge Ahead will not duplicate or dilute any existing activity and will develop close working relationships with all organisations to enhance existing work. Our members represent a current working population of over 36,000 people in Cambridge and a turnover of over £5billion. 

Cambridge Ahead will only take on a few initiatives at a time in order to focus attention on achievable, but ambitious, objectives. The Board will determine each brief and these will be addressed by a small project team led by a member representative. Some initiatives may be short-lived while others may last for years. In every case the intention will be to engage a broad spectrum of opinion before any firm conclusions are reached. 

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Phil Melia of PwC

PwC Cambridge spearheads initiative to hear local views on the drivers of business growth

A new piece of qualitative research gives local businesses the opportunity to have their say via an online survey.

14 February 2018Read in full

Jane Paterson-Todd

Cambridge Ahead supports findings of Mass Transport Options Assessment Report

Business and academic member organisation, Cambridge Ahead today expressed support for the conclusions reached in the recently published Greater Cambridge Mass Transport Options Assessment Report.

6 February 2018Read in full

Cambridge Ahead report explores provision of space for early-stage life science companies

Business and academic member organisation, Cambridge Ahead, today published the findings of its latest research into the provision of commercial R&D space for life sciences in the Cambridge area.

15 November 2017Read in full

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Cambridge Ahead announces #CambsNotspotterHack event

Cambridge Ahead is running a one-day hackathon, the #CambsNotspotterHack, following the success of its #CambsNotspotter initiative in the past 18 months.

9 August 2017Read in full

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Tackling mobile and broadband connectivity notspots in Greater Cambridge: #CambsNotspotter

Cambridge Ahead's data led, evidence-based approach to tackling mobile and broadband connectivity notspots in the Greater Cambridge area leads to tangible improvements and new initiatives. Over 3M connectivity data points were gathered per month during the first 12 months of the crowdsourcing initiative #CambsNotspotter

26 April 2017Read in full

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

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

More than 200 people packed the main conference room in the Granta Centre at Granta Park, south of Cambridge, last week to attend Cambridge Ahead’s annual conference, entitled 'What Makes for a Successful UK City in the 21st century?'.

24 January 2017Read in full

Latest data from Cambridge Ahead shows unabated growth of Cambridge companies

Latest data from Cambridge Ahead shows unabated growth of Cambridge companies

New data shows that the remarkable growth of Cambridge companies that was revealed for 2014-15 continued in 2015-16.

24 January 2017Read in full

Cambridge Ahead grows its Membership and Management team

Cambridge Ahead grows its Membership and Management team

The business and academic membership organisation Cambridge Ahead gains its 41st member and expands its office with the recruitment of a Project Manager.

17 January 2017Read in full

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Cambridge Ahead puts Placemaking as central theme to its annual seminar in January 2017

Cambridge Ahead’s annual seminar, ‘What Makes for a Successful UK City in the 21st century?’, will take place on the morning of 18th January 2017 and will highlight Placemaking and its relevance to Cambridge in the event agenda.

6 December 2016Read in full

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 true extent of the success of the ‘Cambridge Phenomenon’.

1 December 2016Read in full

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