The worth of inpats to the Cambridge, London and UK economies is revealed at £210 billion – 15 per cent of total gross value added (GVA) – in a Lloyds Bank report.
Business Weekly’s Tony Quested on the companies and issues impacting on Cambridge’s economic growth.
On the cusp of Business Weekly’s 25th anniversary it was natural to mine the memory banks to assess how Cambridge has evolved as a business and technology cluster vital to the UK economy.
One can appreciate the enduring angst of a major corporation that has cocked up a multi-billion dollar acquisition but the HP management’s character assassination of former Autonomy officials, including Mike Lynch, has lurched beyond legal expediency into the realm of moral indecency.
After tiger mums, tiger teachers. The Government's strategy to start educating schoolchildren as young as five in entrepreneurship is laudable if a tad ambitious given prevailing literacy and numeracy rates.
It is only a matter of time before Pfizer turns officially hostile in its desperation to land AstraZeneca.
Edison was generalising but he might well have been epitomising Clive Sinclair in all his anarchic glory when he said: “There are no rules here – we're trying to accomplish something.”
The latest incarnation of Robin Hood policy from the Government could have lasting and extremely damaging repercussions for Cambridge, for medical science, for the UK economy and for future generations.
The term Silicon Valley was first coined by a California entrepreneur in 1971 – around the same time the first buildings were going up at Cambridge Science Park in the UK and the first tenants starting to move in.
Acronyms are a device much loved by governments, pressure groups, pseudo intellectuals and people with limited vocabulary where letters or parts of words prevent having to pronounce them out in full.
It was obvious to everyone apart from HP that when they showed Cambridge UK technology entrepreneur Mike Lynch the door following the acquisition of Autonomy they were committing commercial hara-kiri.
There’s not been too much seasonal goodwill around for the nation’s favourite domestic goddess, Nigella Lawson.
A nationality row has failed to erupt over the ethnic composition of the Cambridge Technology Entrepreneurs First XI – the dream team whose bid to dominate world business is only being blocked by the US All Stars in Silicon Valley.
- Oscars for also-rans
- Business is NOT a boat race
- Cambridge creating Billionaires Row
- Tech City suffers symptoms but it’s a UK epidemic
- Cambridge and London tech clusters go it alone
- Elephant in HP’s room has a smoking gun
- Digging in for a hi-tech harvest
- What price IP as another one bites the dust?
- Stansted could experience meteoric take-off
- HP should bottle this brand of sauce
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