Tuesday, 19 February 2019 09:09

Cambridge Firm Receives £6,000 Grant

Energy Efficient Cambridge Sensotec Receives £6,000 Grant

St Ives-based Cambridge Sensotec recently welcomed members of the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme to mark their efforts to reduce energy use.

The firm, who specialise in the design and manufacture of gas analysis equipment, had previously invited the team from BEE to help them identify potential energy saving measures that could deliver cost reductions.

Monday, 18 February 2019 10:39

Preparing Businesses for EU Exit

The UK will leave the EU on 29 March 2019. Leaving the EU means businesses may need to prepare for change.

Leaving the EU with a deal remains the government’s top priority. However, a responsible government must plan for every eventuality, including a no deal scenario. Without a deal, businesses may need to take action before 29 March 2019, and we recommend that businesses ensure they are prepared.

Small and medium sized businesses across the region have identified over £1million of potential cost savings which could be made by improving their energy efficiency.

Over the past 18 months, the Business Energy Efficiency (BEE) programme has supported over 170 businesses in the wider Cambridgeshire area to identify cost and carbon savings, thanks to ERDF funding. To date, BEE have identified over £1.1million of savings, and carbon savings of 5,893 tonnes; all through taking steps to improve their energy efficiency. The savings are the equivalent of 1082 flights from London to Sydney.


Cambridge, UK (3rd Dec 2018): The period is now open for all organisations to contribute their ideas to the development of a Digital Sector Strategy. This newly established, independent initiative will consolidate the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) area as a global leader of cutting-edge technology development and adoption. It will recommend a series of actions for achieving higher regional productivity by strengthening the already thriving technology sector and disseminating the benefits of digital and communications technology into other vertical industries and across the whole region.

Get your employees more active!

The workplace is an important setting to encourage employees to increase their levels of activity to benefit their health and protect against the most common health problems. Physical activity is essential for good health and contributes to positive wellbeing.

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Better Business for All Partnership

Tuesday, 13 November 2018 14:50

DigitalAgenda Impact Awards: entries now open

Entries are now open for the DigitalAgenda Impact Awards.

The awards celebrate the digital innovations that improve people’s lives.

Following the launch of the new Growth Prospectus for the former GCGP LEP area, there is a new small grant scheme that replaces the former ERDF grant scheme that has now expired in the area, plus a loan scheme for larger projects. The Loan scheme will, in exceptional cases, consider grants and investments if appropriate.

Monday, 05 November 2018 10:23

Hunts Post Business Awards 2018 Winners

Hunts Post Business Awards Winners

On Friday 2nd November the annual Hunts Post Business Awards took place at the Burgess Hall in St Ives.

The winners of each award are shown below.

The Government’s Gigabit Voucher Scheme is offering small and medium sized businesses vouchers of up to £3000 to cover the cost of installing Gigabit-capable broadband.