Cambridgeshire is a fantastic place to do business whether you are a multinational corporation looking to establish an R&D or sales base within our internationally renowned hi-tech sector; a food processing company looking to make use of our strong agricultural base; a business service provider looking for new markets and easy access to London; or if you are just starting out and looking for a creative and innovative entrepreneurial environment in which to place your business.

Here are some key facts about the county:

  • the University of Cambridge is currently ranked as number 1 in the world (QS World University Rankings)
  • 46% of Cambridge residents are educated to degree level (compared to 26% nationally)
  • Cambridge has the highest innovation rate of any city in the UK and the area has been awarded two European 'Labels of Excellence' for innovation and support for hi-tech start-ups
  • 88 affiliate members of the University of Cambridge have become Nobel Laureates for their contribution to science and technology (more than any other university in the world)
  • the district of South Cambridgeshire has been ranked in the top 10 places to live by Channel 4's Location Location Location
  • the Cambridgeshire town of St Ives finished 2nd in Channel 5's search for the best market town
  • Cambridgeshire is less than an hour from London by car or train
  • the city of Cambridge is just 25 minutes drive from London Stansted airport

For more on living and working in Cambridgeshire see the following factsheets:

Cambridge City

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Cambridgeshire

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East Cambridgeshire

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Fenland

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Huntingdonshire

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South Cambridgeshire

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