Cambridge honours its 25 most influential business figures


The Cambridge News celebrates the city's leading business voices.

Cambridge Network's CEO, Claire Ruskin (top row, second from right), was among the leading figures from the Cambridge business community who were honoured at the News' 2017 Most Influential People event.

A drinks reception took place at St Catharine's College on Thursday evening where the list of names was announced. Guests heard from Ceri Gould, editor-in-chief for the South East and Cambridge area at News publisher Trinity Mirror, while the keynote speech was delivered by Billy Boyle, CEO of Owlstone Medical.

Boyle spoke about his company's award-winning work on a ground-breaking disease breathalyser that can detect conditions such as cancer, and could save 100,000 lives. He said: "It's an honour to be in the same room as people who will create an exciting future for us all."

The event was sponsored by KPMG, Norwich Research Park and Barclays, and the top 25 cover sectors including technology, life sciences, education and politics.

Cambridge's Most Influential Business People 2017

Andy Harter, Real VNC
Billy Boyle, Owlstone Medical
Bob Driver, Cambridge Wireless
Caroline Hyde, Allia
Charles Nixon, Cambridge Marketing College
Claire Ruskin, Cambridge Network
Darrin Disley, Horizon Discovery Group
David Braben, Frontier Developments
David Cleevely
David Gill, St John's Innovation Centre
Eben Upton, Raspberry Pi
Faye Holland, Cofinitive
Hanadi Jabado, Cambridge Judge Business School
Hermann Hauser, Amadeus Capital Partners
Ian Sandison, Cambridge BID
James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
Jane Paterson-Todd, Cambridge Ahead
Jenny Chapman
Jonathan Milner, Abcam
Julie Deane, Cambridge Satchel Company
Michaela Eschbach and Anne Bailey, Form the Future
Mike Lynch, Invoke Capital Partners
Paul Bailey, Bailey Fisher Executive Search
Shaun Grady, AstraZeneca
Sir Michael Marshall, Marshall Group

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