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£38m new cash to create 15,500 jobs for Cambridge region

Ely-Growth-DealA new deal thrashed out with the UK government will inject £38 million of growth funding into the Cambridge economic hinterland and help generate 15,500 jobs and 10,000 new homes through critical infrastructure projects.

Cambridge next to London for future growth potential

Paul-NaylorCambridge has the highest future growth potential of all areas outside London, according to a new report from financial and business advisers Grant Thornton.

Cambridge jobs through foreign investment hit 8-year high

Cathy-TaylorThe Cambridge technology cluster is proving a magnet for foreign investment  with backing from overseas soaring ahead and jobs created running at an eight-year high – both in the city and the wider East Anglia region.

New league table of UK’s largest foreign employers

Colm Reilly, leads PA Consulting Group’s economic development unitEast of England companies feature in a new league table highlighting the UK’s largest foreign employers.

Cambridge companies lead economic bull charge

John-BridgeCompanies in the Cambridge business and technology cluster and surrounding trade hotspots in Cambridgeshire, are reporting a positive outlook for at least the next 12 months. They are said to be the most upbeat in the whole of the UK.

UK bloodstock expertise showcased to the world

Newmarket-RacecoursesThe UK’s bloodstock industry – centred in Newmarket – along with its related veterinary expertise – goes on show to the world over the next few days.

Cambridge growth programme wins UK Government backing

 David Gill, director of SJICA Cambridge ‘coaching for growth’ programme that catapulted local ventures into global markets in 2011 has won the UK Government’s backing to continue next year, Business Weekly has been told.

11 East of England companies in UK’s private elite

Bernard Matthews Farms ranks 70th in the Top Track 250Eleven companies from the East of England have earned a place on the latest Sunday Times HSBC Top Track 250, the league table of Britain’s leading mid-market private companies published this weekend.

New tech centres play to Cambridge strengths

TSB-Iain-grayCambridge is well placed to bid for control of more new technology and innovation centres being planned by the Government.

East of England growth outstrips UK

w_Shearline-shop-floorBusiness growth in the East of England private sector continued to outpace the rest of Britain in April, the Lloyds TSB East of England PMI report shows.

Inward investment responsibility for region changed again

The task of bringing fresh inward investment into the East of England has been handed to PA Consulting. It was formerly handled successfully by East of England International and latterly under the auspices of EEIBD as East of England Inward Investment.

Eastern councils among LA’s forced to seek £13bn from bond markets

Peter-Ablel-webThe Government’s Decentralisation and Localism Bill could see local authorities approach the bond markets to raise more than £13 billion by April next year.

Help’s on hand for East of England businesses from Asia Task Force

Edward OakdenExperts from across the Asia Pacific will host an event for East of England businesses from 10am on Thursday February 10 at Newmarket’s Rowley Mile racecourse.

Freeze puts skids under region’s growth

Paul Evans, Lloyds TSB CommercialBusiness disruption caused by snow and ice led to a slower increase in activity in the East of England in December.

Confidence rebounds as CFOs plan for growth in 2011

Richard KnightsChief finance officers at major UK companies entered 2011 in a more buoyant mood with a new focus on growth, according to the findings of the latest Deloitte CFO Survey.

Expanded support programme will boost growth in Eastern region

EEDA’s Executive director of Innovation, Dr Paul MayA new enterprise and innovation programme will enable businesses and jobs to be created across the Eastern region.

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