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What a way to start our 5th year, being named one of Business Weekly's Top Image Makers 2019 in their New Year Honours, for the second year running.
Some of the most successful companies in the world have got to where they are because they invest so heavily in research before they bring any new product to market.
Lloyds Banking Group supports East of England businesses in 2019 with up to £1.7 billion of lending
As part of Lloyds Banking Group’s national pledge to lend £18billion to UK businesses*, the Group expects to support firms in the East of England with up to £1.7billion** of lending during 2019.
New grant fund launched to boost South Kesteven’s town centres
InvestSK, the area's economic growth and regeneration company, has launched a new programme to support growing businesses and bring fresh life into local town centres, with funding from South Kesteven District Council.
New venue for Two Counties Business Exhibition 2019
On Wednesday 13 March our 2019 Two Counties Business Exhibition moves to IWM Duxford Conference and Events Centre, situated at the front of their award-winning AirSpace exhibition offering a unique and atmospheric backdrop for the day.
We keep meeting disruptors making waves in traditional sectors. Recently we've talked about disruptors in the energy sector. This time it's banking and insurance.
Using influencers to increase a brand's exposure
The marketing landscape has changed considerably in the digital age, leaving brands turning to new avenues to gain the attention of target audiences.
Arthur Rank Hospice’s Christmas tree recycling scheme raises more than £26,500!
Over 100 volunteers helped Arthur Rank Hospice Charity collect 1,860 pre-loved Christmas trees on Friday 11 and Saturday 12 January.
Don't miss your chance to enter the Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards 2019
With entries for the 2019 Cambridge News Business Excellence Awards closing on Sunday (20 January), Pure is reminding organisations not to miss out on the significant business benefits of winning a prestigious accolade.
Exam joy for George Hay's Joe
Local chartered accountancy firm, George Hay, had cause for celebration just before heading into the New Year as Joe Kokotka received the news that he had passed his final ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) exams, to become a fully qualified chartered accountant.
Local students design, pitch and run new health awareness event
Cambridge Regional College (CRC) has partnered with a local community café to host a unique event organised by students for the benefit of the local community.
Rail passengers in East Anglia invited to Brew Monday
Commuters in East Anglia are being encouraged to beat the January blues by stopping for a chat and a cup of tea on Monday, as part of a wider campaign by Samaritans.
Samaritans receives boost from Greater Anglia passengers through Delay Repay scheme
Greater Anglia is thanking passengers for their generosity after they donated over £8,000 to Samaritans in 2018 through the train operator’s ‘Delay Repay’ compensation scheme.
Shakespeare's Twelfth Night to be staged at Peterborough Cathedral in February
One of Shakespeare's best loved comedies, Twelfth Night, is to be staged at Peterborough Cathedral from 13-15 February 2019 by Gearbox Theatre Company.
Why should you consider hiring a temp in 2019?
Reviewing staff resources for the year ahead doesn't have to mean committing to the cost of recruiting full-time employees.
Export competition encourages UK SMEs to take UK Plc to the World in 2019
With Brexit looming and the UK government encouraging more businesses to make the most of export opportunities around the world through its ‘Exporting is GREAT’ campaign, the Institute of Export & International Trade (IOE&IT) has launched its 10th ‘Open to Export Competition’ to encourage businesses to take ownership of their international strategies.
King’s Ely golfer Paul wins Longest Drive and Nearest the Pin in Dubai
Talented King’s Ely golfer Paul Collington was on top form when playing at the prestigious Dubai Hills Golf Club.
Local children challenged to ‘do the robot’ with University of Cambridge engineers
Over two days in January, Year 5 students from Teversham CofE VA and Fen Ditton Primary Schools were invited to get hands-on with STEM at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering and discover robotics and electronic engineering.
Plans for 104 new Peterborough homes get green light
Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is to deliver more than 100 new homes on Newark Road, Peterborough, over the next two years.
We're excited to be the Chambers first new member of 2019
Corporate communications consultancy Cofinitive has become the first new Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce member of 2019.
Fenstanton play area upgraded with grant from Mick George Ltd
The festive period may have come to an end, but youngsters in the Civil Parish of Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire, have received another present courtesy of an upgraded play area at the Chequer Street location.
King’s Ely student called up for Lambs Rugby Squad
King’s Ely Sixth Form student and promising rugby star Thomas Stiff has been selected for the Lambs Under 18 Midlands Squad.
Senior promotions announced at Rawlinsons Accountants
A Cambridgeshire business advisory firm has made four senior promotions to support the business' ambitious growth plans.
Special Offer: 10% off day meetings at Trinity Hall Cambridge
Kick start your 2019 and take advantage of a special 10 per cent discount off day meetings at WYNG Gardens and Trinity Hall.
Free Public Gym in Fenstanton
The residents of Fenstanton have been given a helping hand from Mick George Ltd in kick-starting any new year’s resolutions thanks to an impressive new multi-purpose outdoor gym at Cranesbrooke / Hampton Close Football Field.
Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 winners and accredited organisations revealed
Congratulations to all the winners and accredited organisations revealed at our Best Employers Eastern Region 2018 event on Wednesday.
Breakfast deliveries launch Pure's accumulator fundraising challenge for Arthur Rank Hospice
Pure's Cambridge office has kicked off its accumulator fundraising challenge for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity (ARHC) by organising a charity breakfast sale which generated £440.
Could job shares help your organisation to build a more inclusive talent pipeline?
Through our Women's Leadership Programme we see first-hand that the businesses most successful in creating diverse senior teams are those open to exploring positive solutions, and research from the 'Power Part Time List' shows that job shares are one of the options being adopted.
Impact of automation, AI and robotics on Peterborough's future workforce to be discussed by leading UK think tank at Breakfast event
The impact of automation, robotics and skills development on Peterborough's workforce and economy will be the subject of debate at the next Bondholder Breakfast organised by Opportunity Peterborough on 22 January 2019.
Kershaw Group fly-high with their annual charity raffle
Staff at Cambridge based Construction Company, the Kershaw Group, saw 2018 out in style at their annual Christmas lunch and charity raffle by raising £3,045 for Magpas - the air ambulance charity.
Kershaw Mechanical Services welcomes the New Year with senior management promotion
Cambridge based building services company, Kershaw Mechanical Services, has welcomed in 2019 with two senior management promotions.
Mick George Ltd support local three local community events
The abundance of applications submitted to Mick George Ltd in the most recent local sponsorship round reveals many of the exciting and wide-ranging initiatives that are being scheduled in and around the Cambridgeshire and Leicestershire regions in the coming months.
New non-executive director for The Cambridge Building Society
The Cambridge Building Society has appointed renowned chartered accountant Fiona Hotston Moore as a Non-Executive Director.
Pure has been recognised as one of Cambridge's 130 Most Influential Businesses, as voted by the readers of the Cambridge News
Compiled to mark the 130th birthday of Cambridge News, the list of Cambridge's 130 Most Influential Businesses celebrates the brightest and best organisations which have made the biggest and most positive impact on the Eastern region.
Pure's charity quiz in Cambridge raises £1,612 for children's bereavement support charity STARS
Pure hosted its annual Cambridge charity quiz night in November, bringing local businesses and clients together for a fun evening which raised over £1,612.90 for Cambridgeshire's bereavement charity STARS.
randd uk secure £32,000 in R&D Tax Credits for a Cambridgeshire-based Trade Association
Recognised as industry leaders in their field, randd uk are R&D tax credits experts with a decade of specialist experience.
Voice Trials 2019 – calling all potential new cathedral choristers!
Children with a love of music and singing are being given the chance to join the world famous Ely Cathedral Choir.
Cross Keys Homes retains highest possible rating from Regulator
Cross Keys Homes (CKH) is delighted to announce that it has retained the highest possible rating from the Regulator of Social Housing, who have confirmed that CKH retains its rating of V1 for viability and G1 for governance.
Dyslexia and me: how being 'wired' differently has made me more creative
KISS's Senior Digital Designer Shaun Ramsey explains how dyslexia has made him more creative.
Sharon Allen OBE announced as new CEO of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity prepares to say goodbye to their CEO Dr Lynn Morgan as they appoint their new CEO Sharon Allen, OBE starting in April 2019.
The Skills Service gives special thanks to Caterpillar for record number of volunteers supporting careers events in local schools
Over 200 staff from Caterpillar in Peterborough have received special recognition from The Skills Service for their voluntary support of vital careers and enterprise events in local schools.
Tonnes of waste cleared by local council
A local council has cleared nearly 80 tonnes of waste during a two-week purge on graffiti and littering.
Atkins Gregory celebrates exponential growth in 2018
2018 has been a very successful year for Cambridge-based contract cleaning specialist Atkins Gregory and the team is delighted to be ending the year celebrating a number of prestigious new contracts.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey: Big squeeze on firms from recruitment, prices and cash flow
The British Chambers of Commerce’s (BCC) quarterly economic survey finds that the UK economy ended 2018 stuck in a weak holding pattern, with stagnating levels of growth and business confidence as a result of heightened Brexit uncertainty and other economic pressures.
Local law firm highlights the need to meet the needs of an ageing population with the appointment of a Court of Protection specialist
Expanding local law firm Hegarty Solicitors, based in Peterborough, Stamford and Oakham, have announced the appointment of Karon Walton as their Head of Court of Protection department.
Trinity Hall launches new Weddings Brochure for 2019
Trinity Hall launch new Weddings Brochure for 2019, including beautiful new images of our stunning wedding venue, details of our wedding packages and testimonials from happy couples.
Allison Homes lights up Christmas in Oakley Vale Donation to community centre
The Christmas tree at the Oakley Vale Community Centre in Corby has been lit up with a grant from Allison Homes via the Larkfleet Homes Community Fund.
Chewing gum blasted away at Greater Anglia stations
'Gum Busters' are being used at Greater Anglia stations to clear up dried-up chewing gum from platforms and concourses.

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