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Current news

Greater Cambridge Local Plan Business Workshop

The new Greater Cambridge Local Plan will be a positive plan for the future development of Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire.

Would you like the chance to feed in your aspirations for Greater Cambridge from the start of the process of developing the Plan?

At a workshop on 5th September, we will be asking businesses what you think the key challenges and opportunities for the economy of Greater Cambridge will be over the next 20 years and what we need to do to respond to these issues.

The workshop will be from 8:30-10:30 on 5th September in the new Aurora Innovation Centre at the British Antarctic Survey premises close to Madingley Park and Ride.

If you would like to attend to give your point of view please RSVP by close on 23rd August by responding to

If you have any queries please call 01954 713 183.

Local Transport Plan

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Local Transport Plan will shape the future of transport in our area.


Procurement workshops

South Cambridgeshire District Council is offering workshops that will provide a chance for local businesses to:

  • talk to our Procurement Officer;
  • hear from him what makes a good tender;
  • understand how social value can add value; and
  • work through our forms to help you to successfully quote for work in future.

Our next workshop is at 2pm on Wednesday 2 October at our offices in Cambourne. If you would like to attend let us know at

Upcoming events

Energy Efficiency: The Hidden Business Opportunity

4 September 2019

Reduce your energy costs, find operational efficiencies and do your bit to save the planet!

David Crookes, energy advisor at Low Carbon Workspaces will talk you through how to identify, fund and implement actions to reduce your energy bills and carbon emissions. Using examples from local businesses, David will offer practical advice on topics including billing, energy monitoring, different types of energy saving technology and calculating the best return on investment.


Ware Priory, High Street, Ware, Herts SG12 9AL

If you are interested to find out about other training, workshops and events, there are plenty of other opportunities in the Greater Cambridge area. These can be found on the following websites and in our Open For Business newsletter.

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