Cambridgeshire Limited

Cambridgeshire Ltd gives a unique insight into the performance of the county’s business community.

Compiled annually, our survey analyses the financial performance of Cambridgeshire’s 100 largest companies and so provides a yardstick against which the county can assess its economic performance, and businesses can benchmark themselves against their peers.

The analysis is presented to an audience of 150 business leaders in the county every year during a prestigious, invitation only breakfast event.

Cambridgeshire Ltd 2017 has been compiled using the most recent publicly available accounts (as at September 2017) of the county’s 100 largest companies (based on turnover) which have their principal place of business and management in Cambridgeshire. The results are derived from the latest available accounts and compared to the previous year’s Top 100.

The survey excludes companies that are owned by overseas companies or where management and strategic decision makers are based outside the county. This approach provides a more accurate picture of the wealth creation and importantly, the retention and re-investment of profits in Cambridgeshire. This is fundamental to the continued success of the local economy. We have excluded 'Not for Profit' organisations, due to the purpose of these entities.

Inevitably there is a time delay between the financial data used and the presentation of this report. The findings relate to a period before the recent uncertainty following the UK referendum result to leave the EU. In contrast most economic indicators were stable and having seen very strong profit growth in 2016 business confidence at this time was generally positive.

The report casts a spotlight on how Cambridgeshire Ltd has built upon this and continues to demonstrate what a dynamic, vibrant economy exists for businesses and people in the county.

The 'Ones to Watch' uses the same selection criteria as the Top 100, and looks at the average two year cumulative turnover growth rate, with a minimum turnover of £10 million.

The Growth Index has been compiled from the Top 100 companies by calculating the rate of improvement in EBITDA compared to the prior year.


For more information on these events please contact:

Lindsey Harley
Marketing and Business Development
T +44 (0) 1223 225 613