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Issue 49: Employers can apply for a £1000 cash boost to help them take on new trainees

27 January 2021

The new scheme will support young people to gain the skills and experience they need from the very start, helping them to get a job, an apprenticeship, or pursue further study.The cash boost - which is available until 31 July 2021 - will help businesses with the cost of providing a high-quality work placement for a trainee.

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Residents to receive start up grants of £5,000 and support from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority to set up Community-led housing projects across the region

27 January 2021

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, has today voted to approve the scaling up of community-led housing across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. 

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Developers break ground on new £100K homes in South Cambridgeshire

25 January 2021

Work has begun on four new £100K Homes in South Cambridgeshire, which will be available to local working people for £100,000 by the end of this year.  

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Issue 48: Fully funded start-up courses for people who are looking to launch or have just launched their own business

25 January 2021

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...

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Mayor and Business Board Chairman react to the Government’s Skills for Jobs White Paper

22 January 2021

The Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has welcomed the Government’s “bold and ambitious” Skills for Jobs White Paper and the Chairman of the Business Board has said he is delighted the paper puts “the needs of businesses at the heart of further education”.

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Mayor James Palmer launches e-bikes in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with Voi to support key workers to move safely

21 January 2021

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, led by Mayor James Palmer, has today (21stJanuary 2021) launched electric bikes for public hire in Cambridge and Peterborough City centers.  

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Independent Commission on Public Service Reform (CPICPSR) report published recommending health is put at the heart of every decision in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

19 January 2021

An independent report, commissioned by the Mayor James Palmer, argues that post-Covid, the area’s health and care system must change to provide a more joined-up, local system that invests in prevention and brings services closer to the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

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Issue 47: Sign up to Peer Networks today to get practical no nonsense support

19 January 2021

Peer Networks is a national peer-to-peer networking programme for SME leaders that want to grow and develop their organisation for future success.Managed locally by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Growth Hub.Business owners from across the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership area (Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, West Norfolk, West Suffolk, North Hertfordshire, South Holland, South Kesteven, and Uttlesford) will collaboratively work through common business issues.You will attend six group sessions with fellow owner-managers, and three individual mentoring sessions, developing an action plan to prepare your business for the post-Covid, post-Brexit world through interactive action learning.

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Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Photocentric to deliver Manufacturing and Materials Research and Development Centre

19 January 2021

A £16.47m partnership between the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Peterborough-based business Photocentric will link academia and industry to establish skills and learning in the second phase of the development of ARU Peterborough.

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Principal Appointed to Lead ARU Peterborough

12 January 2021

Professor Ross Renton has been appointed as Principal of ARU Peterborough and will take up his new role on 15 February.

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