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Fully funded start-up courses available now

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Growth Hub have teamed up with YTKO to deliver a fully funded start-up course for people looking to launch, or have just launched their own business. We know how inspiring the idea of working for yourself can be, but also that managing your own business can sometimes be daunting […]

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Issue 46: Businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors are to receive a one-off grant worth up to £9,000

£4.6 billion in new lockdown grants to support businesses and protect jobs The Chancellor has announced additional support to help businesses impacted by new lockdown restrictions get through until spring. Support includes one-off top up grants for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses worth up to £9,000 per property to help businesses through to the Spring. […]

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Mayor’s Tier 4 Statement

“This evening I spoke with Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, Robert Jenrick MP, following the Prime Minister’s statement moving Peterborough into Tier 4 from midnight tonight. I repeated my concern about the need for Government to support business, their staff and families affected by these new measures to avoid undue hardship. […]

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Free Wifi gives Huntingdonshire market towns a pre-Christmas boost

Supported with funding from the mayoral Combined Authority, free public access Wifi is now live in Huntingdonshire market towns, bringing a welcome pre-Christmas boost for local businesses and residents. The CambWifi network has been extended by Cambridgeshire County Council’s Connecting Cambridgeshire programme, with the support of Huntingdonshire District Council, and additional funding for market towns […]

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Mayor joins workforce on site of Soham’s new station

Mayor James Palmer this week visited the site of the new railway station at Soham which is being funded with £18.6m from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority which he leads. Network Rail staff and construction workers from the contractor J Murphy and Sons showed Mayor Palmer around the site where early construction work is […]

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March station to be revamped for passengers, thanks to Combined Authority funding

March rail station is to be remodelled, following public consultation, and with continued funding support for the scheme from Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority. The work will see Greater Anglia create an open-plan ticket hall and waiting area, accessible modern toilet facilities, retail outlets, and an upgraded and extended car park at the station. The […]

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Mayor’s statement on Peterborough moving to Tier 3 restrictions

I have been urging Government to fully consider the full impact on families and businesses before altering tiers in this region, and I am pleased that Government has listened to our case. That being said, I am deeply disappointed for the businesses and residents of Peterborough.  Moving into Tier 3 will mean much stricter restrictions […]

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Mayor James Palmer welcomes 400 free courses for adult leaders

James Palmer, Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, has welcomed an announcement from the Department for Education confirming that tens of thousands of adults will be able to benefit from almost 400 free courses next year. The fully-funded courses are the first major development in the Lifetime Skills Guarantee, which was first announced by Central Government […]

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AgriGrub’s sustainable solution to food waste backed by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

A Soham-based business that is pioneering a sustainable solution to food waste in the UK has been backed by a £62,000 grant from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative. AgriGrub uses waste fruit and vegetables from AMFresh which can’t be eaten by people or fed to livestock and feeds them to Black […]

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Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of ARU Peterborough construction work

A ceremonial spade in the ground event has marked the start of construction of ARU Peterborough, the city’s new £30 million university. The project is being driven by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, in collaboration with Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU). The ambition for ARU Peterborough is to launch a job […]

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District Councils open additional restrictions support grant schemes

The six District Councils across Cambridgeshire & Peterborough are now accepting applications for their respective Additional Restrictions Support Grant schemes. Resource has been made available from Central Government for District Councils across the region to help those businesses which are not eligible for the Local Restriction Support Grant but are still severely impacted by the […]

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Combined Authority invest £710,000 to support the recovery of Cambridge city centre

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority have awarded a £710,000 Local Growth Fund grant to a partnership led by Cambridge City Council to support the recovery of Cambridge city centre from the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. The partnership bid involving the city council, Cambridge Business Improvement District, Fitzwilliam Museum (Enterprises) Ltd and Cambridgeshire County […]

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Five Non-Executive Directors to bring wealth of leadership experience to CAM delivery company

Five candidates with a combined wealth of experience delivering major projects, managing big budgets and with a record of exceptional leadership across business and the public sector, have been appointed as Non-Executive Directors of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) delivery company. Their appointment was confirmed at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board on Wednesday […]

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Fenland and East Cambridgeshire proposals win market town funding

The Combined Authority Board has today approved Combined Authority funding for a raft of imaginative projects for market towns in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. On the table was some £1.5 million for Chatteris, Ely, Soham and Whittlesey, all seeking to increase their pull for residents, visitors, and businesses. Future-proofing and history featured high on the […]

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Fenland regeneration gathers pace in Manea and March with start on site and delivery date

In a major milestone to upgrade transport choice across Fenland, the Combined Authority Board has agreed funds to start construction at Manea and March railway stations and has set the end date for delivery. To accelerate this key Fenland Regeneration priority, Mayor James Palmer had asked the Board to sign off the outline business case […]

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Mayor backs Fenland and East Cambridgeshire proposals for market town funding

Mayor James Palmer will this week ask the Combined Authority Board to approve Combined Authority funding for a raft of imaginative projects for market towns in Fenland and East Cambridgeshire. On the table, some £1.5 million for Chatteris, Ely, Soham and Whittlesey, all seeking to increase their pull for residents, visitors, and businesses. Future-proofing and […]

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Five Non-Executive Directors for CAM delivery company recommended for appointment to drive forward pioneering transport scheme

The appointment of the first five Non-Executive Directors of the dedicated delivery company for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) will be recommended to the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board next week. A detailed search has been undertaken to find outstanding candidates with a breadth of skills and experience to join the One CAM Limited […]

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Combined Authority progress report reaffirms commitment to economic recovery

In a confident report on the progress into its Devolution Deal with government, the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority provides strong evidence to the November Board that it is delivering on its twenty five year mission to double to region’s economy and is working for economic recovery following the Covid pandemic.    The report, requested by the Combined Authority leaders back in October, provides an assessment on the 2017 Devolution Deal with the government. It shows significant progress on its ambitious long-term plans to deliver growth and […]

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Strong market response to CAM design challenge as innovative process moves to next phase

A challenge to the market to provide bold and innovative concept design solutions which could be instrumental to the future delivery of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) has passed to its next stage after receiving an encouraging first phase response. The challenge was launched by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority to test the market […]

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Planning permission granted for new ARU Peterborough development

Peterborough City Council has approved plans for a new state-of-the-art building which will be the home of ARU Peterborough, the city’s new £30 million university.   The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, Peterborough City Council and Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) have all welcomed the decision to approve the proposals submitted by Mace Limited, supported by the planning consultants […]

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Mill SciTech Park pre-planning application submitted

A pre-planning application for the development of the Mill SciTech Park, on the Hauxton Mill site in South Cambridgeshire has been submitted by o2h Group. The Cambridge-based business behind the project believes this marks an important step in the delivery of their exciting proposals which would see the creation of a state-of-the-art office and laboratory […]

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Combined Authority aims to take the lead on delivering Kickstart Scheme for SMEs across the region

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is helping small and medium sized businesses across the region take advantage of the Government’s Kickstart Scheme. The £2 billion scheme aims to create hundreds of thousands of high-quality 6-month work placements to those aged 16 to 24 who are on Universal Credit and are deemed to be at […]

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£6.2m Haverhill EpiCentre officially opens

The EpiCentre in Haverhill, was opened at a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by local dignitaries on Monday November 2nd. Present at the opening of the innovation centre was Austen Adams Chairman of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Business Board, Councillor John Griffiths the leader of West Suffolk Council and Nic Rumsey, managing director of developer Jaynic. Already […]

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European Union Exit Webinars for Businesses

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020 and businesses are being urged to prepare for the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. To help your business prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU, The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority are pleased to offer the free webinar events listed below. […]

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Free CambWifi going live in Huntingdonshire market towns

Free public access Wifi is going live in market towns across Huntingdonshire to help residents keep connected and bolster local businesses through the dark days of Covid. CambWifi has just gone live in St Neots and will be available in St Ives, Ramsey and Huntingdon town centres this autumn, bringing users safe internet access when they […]

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Cambridge Business Awarded £40,000 Grant Towards Developing Agricultural Robots

A Cambridge-based business has been awarded over £40,000 from the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority’s Eastern Agri-Tech Growth Initiative to develop two mobile agriculture robot prototypes. Antobot Ltd is a robotics technology company, focused on the control hardware and software development for intelligent mobile robots, tailored for the application in the agriculture industry. With the […]

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Kickstart Scheme opens for applications

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Growth Hub is helping to support local businesses to access the Government’s landmark Kickstart Scheme. The Growth Hub team are asking small and medium sized businesses interested in registering for the scheme to register their details with us by completing this expression of interest form. We will then help […]

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Mayor’s Blog: A Tale of Two Cities – and Eleven Market Towns.

We could all do with a pandemic pick-me-up and June hit the ground running with terrific news from the Combined Authority Board. More than a pick-me-up, it’s a big step forward.  Board members gave unanimous and very enthusiastic approval for our region’s market towns to apply for a share of a whopping £13.1 million to […]

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Mayor James Palmer hails rapid impact of Combined Authority’s coronavirus business grant scheme

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority’s rapid response to the coronavirus has so far seen £4.48 million in cash grants awarded to support local businesses. The newly created Covid-19 Capital Grant Scheme has now awarded money to 106 businesses across the region to fund investments which are forecast to protect 479 jobs and create a […]

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Mayor sets up Covid-19 ‘think-tank’ for Cambridgeshire business resilience

Meeting for the first time today, a new Covid-19 leadership group set up by Mayor James Palmer laid out a hard-hitting agenda to help the region keep its businesses going until the emergency is passed.   The Mayor’s aim in establishing the Mayor’s Forum – a single voice for business in Cambridgeshire – is to […]

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Mayor launches £2.3 million war chest

Mayor James Palmer today launches a region-wide campaign urging companies caught in the grip of the pandemic to apply for Covid-19 grants to help them ‘build muscle’ for better times. The Mayoral Combined Authority through its Business Board – which acts as Cambridgeshire & Peterborough’s Local Enterprise Partnership – is urging small and medium sized […]

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A COVID-19 coordination hub has been launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help those who are most affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

A COVID-19 coordination hub has been launched across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to help those who are most affected by the Coronavirus outbreak. Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are now calling on people across the county to get in touch if they can volunteer their time to help others in a co-ordinated effort which […]

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Agri-Tech Growth Fund grant for world leader in natural plastic alternatives

Cambridge-based Xampla, a global leader in the creation of natural plastic alternatives made from plant protein, has been awarded a £60,000 grant by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. The grant, which is part of the Agri-Tech Growth Fund, will aid the development of an entirely new class of biomaterial made from pea protein plants […]

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Combined Authority reveals plan for the year ahead

An important milestone has been reached as the 12 key projects that will be the focus of activity throughout 2019/20 at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority were agreed. The new Business Plan was approved at the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board Meeting this week (30th January 2019). It sets out the 12 key […]

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A vision for Business – Mayor and Business Board Chair discuss new opportunities for the region

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor, James Palmer, met this week with the new Chair of the Combined Authority Business Board, Professor Aamir Khalid at TWI’s Granta Park headquarters. The leaders opened up talks on future strategy for the region’s multi varied businesses, discussing regional development opportunities and the need for significant infrastructure investment in support of […]

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Business Board begins work as the new Local Enterprise Partnership

The Business Board has officially been constituted to begin work as the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) for our region. The first meeting of the Board made up of seven local industry leaders and two public servants took place on September 24 (2018). The Mayor and the Deputy Mayor are the public servants and have no […]

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