Cambridgeshire businesses go from strength to strength – growing faster than the UK Economy

There has never been a better time to do business in Cambridgeshire and the surrounding area according to a report from leading business and financial advisors Grant Thornton UK LLP.

Ranking the county’s 100 largest companies based on turnover, Cambridgeshire Ltd 2014 found an increased rate of revenue growth this year, growing faster than the UK economy.Marshall of Cambridge tops the 100, with go-ahead boutique law firm Taylor Vinters at the other end of the list. Chip giant ARM is in at number three, followed by CSR. G’s is there, along with Domino Printing Sciences, Vindis, Napp, Aveva, Jeyes, Xaar, Ridgeon, Abcam, Sepura, Move with Us, lettuce king J.B. Shropshire, TWI, Jagex, Amino, Bidwells, and the charity founded and run by Ann Cotton, Camfed. The Leys and St Faith’s Schools, and The Perse, feature, along with The Papworth Trust and Braham Institute.

Marshall of Cambridge tops the 100, with go-ahead boutique law firm Taylor Vinters at the other end of the list. Chip giant ARM is in at number three, followed by CSR. G’s is there, along with Domino Printing Sciences, Vindis, Napp, Aveva, Jeyes, Xaar, Ridgeon, Abcam, Sepura, Move with Us, lettuce king J.B. Shropshire, TWI, Jagex, Amino, Bidwells, and the charity founded and run by Ann Cotton, Camfed. The Leys and St Faith’s Schools, and The Perse, feature, along with The Papworth Trust and Braham Institute.

According to business blog Cabume, the high-tech and medtech sectors may not generate the largest revenues locally, but they employ the most, pay the most and produce the largest profits.

Grant Thornton’s Paul Brown, who co-produced this year’s report, told the Cambridge News: “The report this time is called ‘Building growth and opportunities’, and that is what it is about. There are four headlines; consistent growth at 8%, up on 7% last year, balance sheet strength, employment of more people and an increase in average pay, and a wider spread of companies generating profits and growth.”

With so many growing companies, it seems there is a huge opportunity for local PR firms to add values to these organisations. At PR Hub we’d been keen to hear what you make of the report findings. Does this report match your impressions of business in the region? Is Cambridge punching above its weight? And, how might the PR help the regions businesses get the coverage they deserve on a national and international platform?

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