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Our Open for Business newsletter is an e-newsletter that offers practical ideas, tailored advice, news and information to help start, grow, manage and run a business in South Cambridgeshire.

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Current news

New procurement workshop

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 Friday 19 July at our offices in Cambourne. If you would like to attend let us know at

Upcoming events

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce Global Business Network

25 June 2019

At this event you will hear from:

  • Mike Spicer, Director of Research and Economic at the British Chambers of Commerce who will bring us up to date as to where we are at with Brexit and how they are supporting international trade
  • Jackie Thoms, International Trade Development Liaison Officer National Manager at HMRC who will introduce their new team and the role they play as well as CDS migration
  • Thinley Topden, Deputy International Trade Director at Department for International Trade (DIT) 

After short presentations there will be time to have table discussions on some of the key Brexit concerns, i.e. movement of goods, people, documents.

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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