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Tuesday, 23 April 2019 09:46

Innovate UK's Smart programme

Innovate UK's Smart programme - information

Tuesday, 23 April 2019 09:02

5th Tec-Valley China Mission

5th Tech-Valley China Mission

There is just 1 month to go until we head to China for our 5th trade Mission and there is still time for you to register your interest in joining us in China. Below is the full mission Agenda:

This month Urban&Civic welcomed a group of European exchange students who were visiting Cambridge Regional College as part of an Erasmus project to Alconbury Weald to learn about working life and to explore the variety of different career opportunities that exist within the region.

The twelve students, from Italy, Finland and the Czech Republic, were visiting the college via the Erasmus programme, which is focusing on how students are supported to engage and prepare for apprenticeships and supported internships. The project is a European-wide project and is called Next Steps.

Alconbury Weald is preparing for its next stage of development, with an application that provides the framework to deliver a secondary and special needs school, the next 1,000 homes, shops and employment space as well as parks and open spaces. The additional development proposed sits to the east of the existing first phase of homes and covers land up to the central part of the historic Cold War runway.

The submission follows on from consultation events in December and partnership working with local authorities and key partners around the next phase of facilities coming forward, including the innovative Education Campus.

Thursday, 18 April 2019 10:47

The 2019 Awards are Open for Entries

Once again the Hunts Post Business Awards will be recognising and celebrating the best in business from the District.

There are 11 categories open for entries in this year's awards and businesses are able to enter up to three.

  • Location: Flexible
  • Salary: £1,250 per day, 1 day per week
  • Job type: Contract
  • Job reference: 931156
  • Sector: Central Government

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.