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.

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Cambridge Ahead has announced Carter Jonas as its first new member organisation for 2017. Carter Jonas is a multi-disciplinary property consultant, charted surveyor and estates agent with a network of 37 offices across the UK.

The firm was founded in Cambridge in 1855, when John Carter Jonas set himself up as an auctioneer. The firm’s estate-management business started shortly after and it now manages 1.3 million acres of property on behalf of private and institutional clients.

The firm employs over 700 people advising clients with residential, commercial and rural property. The firm also have a number of specialist teams advising on planning and development, compulsory purchase, infrastructure projects, public sector together with an architectural service. There are three offices in the Cambridge city region, with the regional head office in Hills Road near Cambridge Station. The corporate head office is at One Chapel Place, Oxford Street, London.

On joining Cambridge Ahead, Tim Jones, Head of Carter Jonas in Cambridge said, “We look forward to playing our part in assisting Cambridge Ahead with its initiatives. Cambridge is a very special place to live and work and it is in all our interests to ensure that it can continue to thrive and benefit from change. Carter Jonas advise clients within Cambridge city and the region and our membership of Cambridge Ahead will ensure that we remain engaged to provide the very best advice.”

New Project Manager

Cambridge Ahead has also announced the recruitment of Emma Peirce as Project Manager. Emma was recruited from Mundipharma International – a CA member – and will work closely with the CEO and the Project Leads to help ensure that there is a coherent approach, and best use of project team resource and expertise across the growing portfolio of Cambridge Ahead projects.

Jane Paterson-Todd, CEO of Cambridge Ahead, said, “I am delighted to welcome Carter Jonas as our 41st member. They will bring yet more invaluable property and planning knowledge and experience to our membership for our fourth year of existence, important especially because important work is being done regarding the city’s growth.

“I am also extremely glad to have Emma joining the management team. Not only will she be helping relieve us of an increasing workload but she brings much-needed experience and skills into the office and will help the project teams work even better”.



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.

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