Key Facts

Be at the heart of the fastest-growing UK region

The East Cambridgeshire region is home to an increasing and diverse number of businesses.

These organisations are relocating from both the surrounding area and further away, including international investors. All are recognising the advantage of our lower cost base and rapidly increasing workforce.

The regions Local Authority has an approved Masterplan for the area which is now delivering important infrastructure and regeneration projects. Our  pro-business administration is also highly focussed upon increasing the regions  strong business reputation whilst making it a great place to live.

Key benefits/ facts when considering your business relocation are;

The area offers a strategic location along the M11/A14/A11 corridor, just one hour from London, St Pancras Eurostar and Stansted airport with exceptional value for money across commercial premises and land.

Between 2005-2014,East Cambridgeshire has experienced the fastest rate of population growth (12%) with the Greater Cambridge, Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP) area  surpassing both regional (8%) and national (12%) averages.

During the same period, the working age population (16-64) in East Cambridgeshire increased at a faster growth rate than the UK (8% compared to 5%).

Over the last 10 years, employment in East Cambridgeshire has increased from 26000 to 31100 , a 20% increase which is nearly 3 times higher than the UK average (7%)

East Cambridgeshire has one of the highest totals of self-employment across the GCGP LEP area with a 43% increase  between 2004-2014.

The district also has a higher percentage of managers, directors and senior officials (13%) compared to the national average of 10%.

The district benefits from a highly skilled workforce with 57% of individuals qualified to NVQ3 and above, which is higher than the regional average.