New plans to bring economic, environmental and social benefit across the Fens in UK...

New cross-sector taskforce will tackle climate resilience for local communities An ambitious new multi-agency taskforce seeks to bring renewed prosperity to the Fens through a radical new approach to managing land and water resources. Future...

Survey reveals optimism of Peterborough SMEs

Peterborough’s SME businesses believe there is a mixed outlook for firms in the region, but that trends demonstrate stronger performances than in 2020, according to a new report. The 2021 Greater Peterborough Survey, undertaken in...

Streamline your Business Processes with CRM

When it comes to productivity, it is a well-known fact that the UK’s averages are below other G7 countries and well below where it should be. But there’s no reason your own business can’t...

Social scientists reflect on our post-Brexit future

In February, UK in a Changing Europe, an authoritative body based at King’s College London promoting independent research into the complex and ever evolving relationship between the UK and the EU, published a comprehensive...

Market towns focused on Covid recovery win millions in Combined Authority grants and partner...

Board members of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority have unanimously voted to approve 22 new project proposals, totalling £4.1 million in grant funding, under the Market Towns Programme for Fenland, Huntingdonshire and East Cambridgeshire. Ranging...

Unemployment rate hits five-year high – East of England

Jonathan Insley, Senior Associate in Birketts’ Employment Team said: “Latest figures released on 26 January 2021 by the Office of National Statistics give further insight into the continuing economic impact in this region. https://www.ons.gov.uk/employmentandlabourmarket/peopleinwork/employmentandemployeetypes/datasets/headlinelabourforcesurveyindicatorsfortheeastofenglandhi06 The ONS data...

LESSONS LEARNT FROM A PANDEMIC

In response to COVID-19, we have seen some extraordinary examples of rapid and agile collaboration across the Cambridge Cluster. How can we capitalise on these experiences to do things better and faster in the...

NEW ROUTES TO MARKET FOR HISTORIC HUBS

Rejuvenating the 11 market towns in his patch is a priority for the Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, James Palmer.  The market towns, an integral part of the local combined authority’s industrial strategy, now stand...

NEW HAND TAKES THE HELM

The New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed business woman C-J Green as its new chair. Co-founder and executive director of BraveGoose, a technology-driven human resources advice solution, she succeeds Doug Field, who served in...

TOURISM RECOVERY PLAN KICKS OFF

A campaign to kick-start Norfolk and Suffolk’s tourism industry and put it ‘top of mind’ for holidaymakers planning a staycation has been launched. Attractions, hotels, theatres and other businesses in the region’s £5bn visitor economy...