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Hot, hot, hot at cofinitive
After a busy Spring, things have just carried on being hot, hot, hot at cofinitive this summer.
Multi-million education facility upgrade
Local contractor Mick George Ltd is about to embark on an Earthworks project on behalf of Acrabuild which will kick-start a £6.7m scheme to create an education facility at Highfield Ely Academy.
You can support the Arthur Rank Hospice at Home's 'Help Us Be There' campaign
Annual maintenance programme underway at Cambridge cycle point
Greater Anglia is making improvements to Cambridge station’s three-storey cycle park and is asking cyclists for their help.
Best Business Award in St Ives Carnival
Beacon Wealth Group have been awarded Best Business at the St Ives Carnival that took place on Saturday 13 July 2019.
Clip ‘n Climb Cambridge wins Best Customer Service at SME Cambridge Business Awards
On 4 July, Cambridgeshire companies came together at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, to celebrate businesses and individuals that have demonstrated success and provided an impressive contribution within their industry at the SME Cambridge Business Awards.
Guide Dogs help train rail staff in East Anglia
People with sight loss have been working with directors and executives from train operator Greater Anglia to help provide a better service.
Keeping your cool in the office as outside temperatures soar
With the hard-to-predict British weather also comes the dilemma of what to wear to the office from day to day – particularly when a hot spell is on the cards.
Last Opportunity for Grant Funding for Cambridgeshire businesses
Small and medium sized businesses in Cambridgeshire have been taking advantage of grant funding in order to identify the cost and carbon savings that can be made through becoming more energy efficient.
New Divisional Director at Domino Digital Printing Solutions
Domino Printing Sciences, based at Bar Hill, has appointed David Ellen to the global position of Divisional Director, Domino Digital Printing Solutions.
Pop legend’s tour of Greater Anglia
Pop legend Pete Waterman spent a day on the Greater Anglia network talking to staff and telling them about the railway staff charity which he heads up.
Roythornes appoints experiences divorce lawyer
Experienced divorce lawyer, Neil Denny, has joined top 200 law firm Roythornes Solicitors.
Switch Now CIC double-award winners at SME Cambridge Business Awards
Guests came together at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, to celebrate businesses and individuals that have demonstrated success and provided an impressive contribution within their industry at the SME Cambridge Business Awards.
Upgrades at City Hockey Club to aid further development
£50,000 grant from local construction firm Mick George Ltd helps with Hockey Club development.
Cross Keys Homes named one of the Top Social Landlords in the UK
Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has been recognised as one of the Top 50 Social Landlords in the country, as published by 24 Housing magazine, for the fourth year running.
Cross Keys Homes receives finalist award at LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards
Cross Keys Homes is delighted to have received a finalist award from LABC East Anglia Building Excellence Awards for their new Hartwell Way development in Westwood.
Ashtons Legal Property Litigation team grows
Ashtons Legal is delighted to announce the appointment of Tim Kirkconel and Claire Smith to their Property Litigation team.
Free water for Greater Anglia customers at Ely and Bishop’s Stortford railway stations
Passengers using two rail stations in West Anglia can now help themselves to free water after train operator Greater Anglia installed water fountains, as part of a drive to reduce the number of single-use plastic bottles.
Sign up for Bridge the Gap Walk for just £16
More than 200 people have already snapped up the early bird offer and registered for the Bridge the Gap charity walk on Sunday 15 September.
BCC and Indeed: Immigration proposals could exacerbate labour shortages
Over half of UK businesses with staff from outside the UK would be negatively impacted by government proposals for the UK’s future immigration system, according to new research released today (Tuesday) by the British Chambers of Commerce and global job site Indeed.
Cambridge Network carries on making important connections
Now in its 21st year, Cambridge Network continues to bring people together to meet, share ideas and collaborate for shared success.
EACH Chief Executive Graham Butland announces retirement
The long-serving and much respected Chief Executive of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), Graham Butland, has announced his plan to retire.
Local organisations urged to make a few small changes to make life easier for those diagnosed with dementia
There is so much good work already being done by many people and organisations locally for Dementia, but what is really needed is for more organisations to make a pledge to implement two or three actions in their own organisations to make small changes.
Websters strengthens US tax department with the appointment of tax expert Khush Shah
Websters has recently appointed Khush Shah as a US Tax Account Manager, in line with their ongoing growth plan to build upon the US Tax Services currently offered.
Acas is named best public sector employer as awards
Acas has been named the best public sector employer by the Employers Network for Equality and Inclusion (enei).
Full speed ahead for Greater Anglia’s Bombardier trains
High-speed testing has started on Greater Anglia’s new UK-built commuter trains.
Records broken as more trains on time
New punctuality records have been broken as Greater Anglia has recorded a third month in a row when over 93 per cent of trains were on time.
School’s out for summer – what next?
With an aptitude for figures and finance, Matthew Wright and Josh Ford took the plunge – respectively in July 2016 and July 2018 - and went straight from school into the accountancy training programme at Mapus-Smith & Lemmon. This July they are celebrating their professional progress at the firm’s Wisbech office.
Taylor Wimpey paying for a day of care and support from EACH
Taylor Wimpey is today (Friday, 5 July) paying for a day of care and support from East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) across the region, having raised a fantastic £20,952 last year.
Booking opens for Gaia Earth evening viewings at Peterborough Cathedral
Booking has now opened for evening tickets to see Luke Jerram’s Gaia Earth artwork, which will be suspended under the central tower of Peterborough Cathedral from 19 August until 15 September.
How do we work from home more productively?
As more of us work remotely, I speak to Psychotherapist Matthew Alderton on how we can continuously work from without slacking
St Neots Business Showcase: Promoting business excellence in Cambridgeshire’s largest town
Now in its seventh year, the local Business Showcase is returning to St Neots’ Market Square on Wednesday 10 July with over 20 local businesses are participating to promote their products and services.
Stocks in Focus: GlaxoSmithKline
This week NW Brown look at the UK multinational pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Two Cambridge Regional College students are named among the top three engineers in the country – and one of them is dyslexic
Cambridge Regional College is celebrating after two of its learners were named among the top three engineering students of the year.
Achievements of King’s Ely International students shine at prize giving ceremony
Families from across the globe travelled to King’s Ely to celebrate the achievements of their children and the school’s international programme.
Defibrillator for Stanground thanks to the generosity of Peterborough Lions Club
Thanks to the kind generosity of Peterborough Lions Club (part of Lions Club International), residents of Stanground have access to a public access defibrillator.
George Hay Chartered Accountants celebrate 25th Anniversary of Huntingdon office
Local chartered accountants, George Hay, recently celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the opening of their Huntingdon office, with a lunchtime reception at the Town Hall.
Students display grit and determination aplenty in annual endurance challenge
Intrepid King’s Ely students set a new record time in this year’s Martin Doyle Endurance Challenge.
The Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre to provide Community Specialist Palliative Care Service in Wisbech and the Fens
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Norfolk Hospice Tapping House have been working with Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group (C&PCCG) to streamline support offered in the community, to people living with a life-limiting illness in Wisbech and the Fens.
CKH demonstrates commitment to building more homes
Cross Keys Homes (CKH) has once again proved its might in the social housing world by appearing in the prestigious Inside Housing Top 50 Biggest Builders ranking for the third year running.
Eve Waldron Design raises money for Charity
Eve Waldron Design hosted their Summer Party last week raising money for EACH.
Kate Kirk announced as Chair of Trustees at Arthur Rank Hospice Charity
Kate Kirk will step into the role of Chair of Trustees at the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.
Make summer childcare costs easier with Tax-Free Childcare
Working parents could be entitled to Tax-Free Childcare worth up to £2,000 per child per year to pay towards regulated holiday clubs during the school holidays.
Plane Sailing for new occupier as they dock at Limesquare Business Park, Grantham
Savills, on behalf of Limesquare Business Parks Ltd, has let Unit 10 at Limesquare Business Park on Alma Road in Grantham to H20 Leisure Group Ltd.
Ronan Keating is coming to Kimbolton Castle
For the second year running Beacon Wealth Group have just announced they are the main sponsors for Kimbolton Live, a two-day event at Kimbolton Castle on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 August 2019.
The Cambridge open the doors to the new Great Shelford store
On Monday 1 July, The Cambridge opened its doors to their new Great Shelford store which has recently undergone an extensive transformation into an updated, vibrant and contemporary space.
Waste management business supports local events
The sheer volume and diverse range of applications submitted to local business Mick George Ltd in the second round of 2019 for their sponsorship assistance, indicates that our counties are in for an exciting summer, with a whole host of entertainment planned.
Allia announces The Future 20 - 20 exciting companies looking to change the world
After a national call and an extensive application process, Allia Future Business Centres and its network of partners have selected 20 of the very best UK tech for good and social ventures for its new bespoke incubator.
BCC Quarterly Economic Survey Q2 2019: UK growth stalling amid manufacturing slowdown
The British Chambers of Commerce’s Quarterly Economic Survey – the largest private sector survey of business sentiment and a leading indicator of UK GDP growth, closely watched by policymakers including the Bank of England – finds that underlying economic conditions remained stagnant in the second quarter of 2019.
Kershaw Insulation takes expertise to White Rose Park Development
Specialist insulation services company Kershaw Insulation, part of the Kershaw Group, is delighted to have been awarded the contract to install loft and cavity wall insulation on the new White Rose Park development in Norwich.
T R Freeman complete sheltered housing scheme
Cambridge based commercial roofing and cladding company T R Freeman, part of the Kershaw Group, has completed the cladding element of a new retirement living scheme in St Albans.

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July 24 2019 6:00PM / 6.00-9.00pm
Fenland Quiz and Hog Roast
August 9 2019 2:00PM / 2.00 - 4.00pm
Summer Garden Party
September 2 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Huntingdon
September 4 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Stamford
September 9 2019 / 5.00-7.00pm
Informal Networking Evening – Ely
September 10 2019 3:00PM / 3.00-5.30pm
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