Data and resources
Here is a range of data and resources which will help you find out more about Cambridge and the region.
Law firm Irwin Mitchell’s UK Powerhouse report, produced with the Centre for Economic and Business Research (Cebr) (January 2017) , says Cambridge and Milton Keynes topped the tables in terms of GVA* growth. Cambridge is predicted to be in the top three for growth during the coming year.
*GVA: Gross value added (the value of goods and services produced)
Lambert Smith Hampton's (LSH) UK Vitality Index 2017 (January 2017) says Cambridge tops league for UK economic growth prospects: "Cambridge is harnessing its global reputation as a hub of scientific excellence and continues to attract significant inward investment – giving it the best prospects for economic growth of any UK city outside London."
Research hubs: a growing market opportunity: Bidwells has published a major piece of research (July 2016) providing a comprehensive analysis of the biopharma clusters in Cambridge and Oxford.
Tech Nation 2016: Tech City UK and innovation charity Nesta annually produce a comprehensive analysis of the UK’s Digital Tech Economy, showing how the Digital Tech Industries are driving economic growth, employment and regional development. See the Cambridge pages here
Cambridge Ahead publishes stats and other information related to Cambridge business, for example New data reveals remarkable growth of Cambridge companies (26 February 2016). It has also produced a video:Cambridge invents and funds the Cambridge Cluster Map.
Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is focused on driving economic growth in the region and reports on it, for example Cambridge ranks highly in European Cities and Regions of the Future 2016/17 (24 February 2016)
EMSI (Economic Modelling Specialists International), which creates tools and services that help organisations better understand the connection between economies, people and work, has produced a report on the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP) area. This includes granular data (4-digit) on occupations and industries throughout; a look at the industries and occupations which make the region unique; and a look at the occupational make-up of the most unique industry in the region. Read it here. ( Read similar reports covering other UK LEPs.)
Cambridgeshire County Council provides monthly business intelligence reports about the region.
Cambridgeshire Insight: Open Data, a site managed by Cambridgeshire County Council with development funded by the Local Government Association, is a shared research knowledge base for the Cambridgeshire area.
Grant Thornton's Cambridgeshire 100 analyses,every year, the financial performance of the county's100 largest companies.
NW Brown produces a weekly index, showing the economic performance of some of the main players in the Cambridge cluster.
Cambridge 50 tracks the fastest-growing companies in the Cambridge cluster
Cambridgeshire County Council also provides information for companies looking to relocate to Cambridgeshire, including details about the different District Council areas plus the different sectors of the Cambridgeshire economy, with particular reference to high-tech industry.
You can also find out about businesses here using the following resources:
This website also has a section updated from time to time by graduates called Living and Working in Cambridge. It contains information about travel, community services, leisure facilities and accommodation in the area.
The University has a useful section on its website highlighting its role in the development of the high-tech cluster. There are some useful illustrated statistics in its Innovation in Numbers and Research in Numbers documents.
The links above are not exhaustive - please feel free to suggest any obvious omissions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org