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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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
Four organisations have recently joined Cambridge Ahead since its launch in November, taking the total number of organisations that are Full Members to 25.
13 January 2014Read in full
Two short videos have been released by Cambridge Ahead, filmed at its launch on 15th November 2013, which set out its case and agenda. They feature interviews with key figures who provide insight into the group's raison d'être and program for action.
10 December 2013Read in full