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|
|Membership type:||Professional Individual and Corporate < 5 (£50+VAT pa)|
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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On Wednesday 1st October, over 100 people attended the Cambridge Ahead One Year On event at the Li Ka Shing Centre on the Cambridge Biomedical Campus. Attendees included the leaders of many of its 32 Member organisations and also various members of the business, academic, local government, non-profit and cultural community of Cambridge.
17 October 2014Read in full
As one of the two title sponsors, Cambridge Ahead was proud to support a ground-breaking event last weekend which served as a pre-cursor to a larger event - ‘Be The Change Cambridge’ - to take place in early 2015.
17 September 2014Read in full
Cambridge Ahead is proud to be a joint sponsor of Be The Change Cambridge, one of the biggest single day community action gatherings our city has seen in recent times. This event on Saturday 13 September 2014 will bring together over 200 people from across Cambridge’s diverse communities to identify and explore ideas for solving the challenges facing the city.
22 August 2014Read in full
Cambridge Ahead has added five more key Cambridge businesses, taking its total membership to 33 organisations. The five new members are Cambridge Consultants, Domino Printing Sciences, Mundipharma International, Red Gate Software, and The Welding Institute.
21 July 2014Read in full
Cambridge Ahead, a group of businesses and academic organisations dedicated to making Cambridge the pre-eminent, small city in the world, 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.
4 July 2014Read in full
On Friday 20th June, Cambridge Ahead held a progress meeting at Cambridge Airport, courtesy of one of its Members, Marshall of Cambridge. A diverse range of guests were invited to hear an update on progress since launch in November 2013, and learn about some future plans. The invitees represented a range of interests within Cambridge including culture, education, sport, academia, business and local government.
30 June 2014Read in full
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 six months’ existence is considered an important step in confirming the progress and direction of the business and academic member group.
9 April 2014Read in full
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.
19 March 2014Read in full