Our business news and events

Our business news and events


Free advice sessions for new and growing businesses

Would you like FREE advice and support to help start a new business?

Do you own or manage an existing business and think you’d benefit from advice and support to help it to grow?

If so, you could attend free one-to-one drop-in advice sessions and free practical workshops at South Cambridgeshire District Council’s offices in Cambourne, all designed to help to increase your chance of business success.

The advice and support will be provided by experts from Nwes, the UK’s largest not-for-profit enterprise agency.

Just pick your preferred support option from our website and follow the links to sign up.

The June edition of the Open for Business Newsletter has been published.


Let’s Talk Business, 16 March 2018

At the Let’s Talk Business event on 16 March we heard from Jeanette Walker from Cambridge Science Park and marketing guru Tim Froggett (links to their presentations below). Afterwards, businesses let us know about the barriers they face in South Cambridgeshire and their thoughts on what could be done to help remove them.
We are still analysing the responses but transport and infrastructure, housing, recruitment, finance and access to land and premises were all identified as key to growth by businesses on the day.

There was a strong desire from those present to get better at sales and selling – to the public sector, large businesses and each other – and various suggestions as to how this might be achieved.

Several people said it would be helpful if we could communicate opportunities more clearly. We hope that the new web pages and this newsletter will do so.

We met at the conference centre at IWM Duxford – thanks to the team there for the way they looked after us and the delicious lunch they gave us.

15 minute marketing

science park

Other local business events

Upcoming business events in the Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire area can be found on the following websites and we include a list of interesting local events in our Open For Business newsletter. If you would like to sign up to it please email us at openforbusiness@scambs.gov.uk 

Events venues

It you are looking for a venue for your own business event, Meet Cambridge can help you find a space locally.

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