Cambridge Network Limited

Cambridge Network is a membership organisation based in the vibrant high technology cluster of Cambridge, UK. We bring people together - from business and academia - to meet each other and share ideas, encouraging collaboration and partnership for shared success.

Our mission

Cambridge ideas have changed the world and will continue to change the world.  The mission at Cambridge Network is simple – to encourage collaboration for shared success.  We help raise Cambridge’s game, to compete on the world stage, by:

  • Fostering closer relationships and sharing ideas between businesses, academia and individuals through a calendar of Member events
  • Facilitating peer learning groups and sharing high quality training as the 'Learning Collaboration’
  • Connecting people and companies for research and partnering through our knowledge of local expertise and our comprehensive member Directory
  • Enabling member companies to find and attract quality candidates to work in Cambridge, through our high profile jobs board ‘Recruitment Gateway’
  • Facilitating co-operation, action and resource sharing by being a focal point for organisations in the Cambridge region.

Deliberately mixing sectors and ideas, Cambridge Network has been the trigger for many productive relationships as business in the region has grown.

History

The Cambridge Network was founded in 1998 by an influential group comprising the then Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge, now Lord Broers, with businessmen and entrepreneurs Hermann Hauser, David Cleevely, Nigel Brown, Fred Hallsworth and Anthony Ross, then head of 3i Cambridge.


Products and services

Cambridge Jobs

Hundreds of vacancies are advertised every week on the Recruitment Gateway - the region's busiest and most comprehensive Jobs Board.

For employers  our web-based tool enables companies to advertise vacancies and manage applications seamlessly from their own website's back offices. To find and attract the best quality candidates, the Recruitment Gateway team actively promotes Cambridge, nationally and internationally, as a destination of choice for potential employees.

For jobseekers at all levels, Recruitment Gateway provides a single port of call to find the region’s latest vacancies. A recent update to our site means that jobseekers are now able to complete a detailed candidate “passport” outlining exactly the type of opportunity they are looking for and to have any suitable vacancies instantly matched.

We have developed this with one of our members, ThisWay Global.  Their machine learning algorithm interprets individual interests, preferences, skills, talents and aspirations to identify appropriate recruitment opportunities. Companies using our site will be able to find and attract candidates more efficiently. If you haven't already, please make sure that you visit the jobs area of our site to complete your passport.

Recruitment Gateway costs are covered by making a small sign-up charge for businesses and by charging appointment fees when vacancies are filled.
 
Training

Cambridge Network's Learning Collaboration works on behalf of Network members, collaborating to organise, purchase and share training and management development opportunities.

Our aim is to provide you with improved access to high quality professional training courses at value-for-money prices. Our comprehensive offering covers all manner of training, from soft skills to detailed technical curricula.

As well as an open calendar accessible to everyone, we also provide bespoke in-house courses on request.

Other services are offered by invitation:

  • Peer learning for diverse groups – ranging from CEOs and managers to software leaders and technical directors – enabling knowledge sharing in a trusted environment.
  • School for Scale-Ups  – a programme for accelerated leadership growth in Cambridge businesses. As a company grows from start-up to scale-up it needs to develop leadership and succession at many levels.
  • Free advice and support with the training function for busy HR Managers or other responsible staff in member organisations.

To find out more or to discuss your training needs, please contact learning@cambridgenetwork.co.uk

Events

Cambridge Network runs a number of events each year, for members and non-members.  Below is a list of the types of event run.

Business Lectures / Open Events: A series of events featuring industry and academia speakers from wide and varied disciplines, both from within Cambridge and further afield. If your company is listed in our Directory you are a member of Cambridge Network and may attend these talks free of charge. Non-members can also attend for a small fee.

Breakfast Networking: Talks focussing on business issues that have been suggested to us or requested. Topics range from HR, finance, IT, marketing and sales etc; anything that we think may be of interest. These sessions are usually held on the last Thursday of the month and attract 20-30 people. Open to members and non-members.

Making the most of membership: A regular event for all member and non-members to come and meet us and find out what we offer. You’re welcome to bring a friend to this meeting. This informal seminar is held at our base in the Hauser Forum and includes a networking lunch. Free to all.

From discovery science to industrial application: (More or less) termly talk by leading researchers at the University of Cambridge. Free for all to attend. These talks are run in conjunction with the University’s Maxwell Centre. Free to all

Events Calendar: You keep an eye on the calendar here to see what is coming up. It is searchable by the type of events available.

Missed an event? If you missed an event you can search for it on the Cambridge Network event archive.

Subscribe to our mailing list: Hear what is coming up and is currently open for booking.

 

Business directory

Find out who's who in the thriving Cambridge business community.Visit the membership directory here.

Collaborating for shared success

Cambridge Network membership enables you to be an active part of the wider business community - contribute to local initiatives, collaborate with others and make your voice heard on matters of mutual interest.

Find out more about Cambridge’s thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem - which has led to the creation of some of the world’s most important science and technology companies - by visiting the Cambridge Cluster pages on this site.

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