Huntingdon is situated between the internationally renowned innovation hub of Cambridge, the eco-cluster of Peterborough and the manufacturing excellence it shares with neighbouring districts.
With a diversity of world class design, research and development and manufacturing, the area supports over 10,500 manufacturing jobs – 12.1% of its workforce; a figure above both the regional and national average.
Whilst home to a multitude of international businesses including the likes of ABB, Bosch, Hotel Chocolat and Xaar, the region also hosts a thriving and innovative small to medium sized business sector. High tech businesses are well represented with a variety of sectors including high value manufacturing, bio/life sciences, cleantech and ICT at the forefront.
Augmenting this, the district offers a highly skilled workforce of a million people within an hour’s drive with skills 20% above national average, has 25 centres of academic excellence nearby including Cambridge and Cranfield, and is within the only UK region represented in the EU’s top 10 R&D regions.