Unicorns, universities and unbridled opportunity: why Cambridge is the best home for tech start-ups

The UK tech sector achieved its best year ever in 2021, with more investments, more unicorns and more jobs than ever. In fact, the UK’s tech ecosystem is now valued at $1 trillion, a...

Full-fibre broadband boost: is your business eligible?

Rural full-fibre company County Broadband has secured another £100 million in private investment to extend its full-fibre rollout for a targeted 500,000 premises across the region. Local businesses can check if they are covered in...

Peterborough company leads the way with four-day working week

The world’s biggest four-day working week trial with no loss in wages was launched last month around the UK. However, a Peterborough-based company is already way ahead of the curve, having introduced the new...

The new era of hybrid hopefuls

SMEs need deeper digital skills to navigate the post-pandemic ‘new normal’. Google and the Federation of Small Businesses have teamed up to help local firms bridge the tech talent gap. A national digital skills drive...

Free support for mid-life entrepreneurs

Mid-life entrepreneurs are being offered free business support courses to help address the work life balance. There has been a surge in entrepreneurship over the past two years, with 15% of the UK workforce now...

£20m investment pledge for deep-tech and life sciences

British Patient Capital has invested £20m in local deep-tech and life sciences businesses, through the Cambridge Innovation Capital (CIC) Fund. CIC is a venture investor backing and building category-leading deep tech and life sciences companies....

Looking for clean energy investment?

The Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF2)* is seeking to make new investments of £25k and over into businesses who are developing innovative products and technologies that will make significant reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. Launched...

Vertical farm plan for old warehouse

A vast vertical farm capable of producing 415 tonnes of herbs and salad a year is to be developed in a former warehouse in Suffolk after a lease agreement was signed. OneFarm, a Dutch vertical...

New energy collective could cut thousands from your energy bills

In response to growing volatility in the energy market, a new partnership between the Smart Manufacturing Alliance and energy consultants, Inspired Energy, could save Cambridgeshire and Peterborough manufacturers thousands on their energy bills. The ‘SMA...

‘East Anglia is rich with opportunities’ – Peter Harrup talks about the region, opportunities...

Peter Harrup is a familiar face at BDO. It’s unsurprising, he’s been a tax partner at the firm since 2013 when he moved over to the company following its merger with PKF – a...