Member Consultation

Member Consultation Member Consultation

14 July 2021


13:00 - 14:00




From Free

Member Consultation on the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Opportunity

The CBI will be hosting a discussion to examine how businesses can embrace and help to build the Oxford to Cambridge Arc into a global innovation powerhouse. 

At the recent budget, the Arc was given the status of a Pathfinder Project and it was announced that a growth board would be set up with the aim to support infrastructure investment. This investment would support jobs, unlock clean growth, and achieve net-zero alongside environmental sustainability. A number of economic priorities have also been identified including life sciences, sustainable aviation, space, future energy, and future transport.   

We are keen to explore the following questions:

  • What does this mean for business? 
  • How can businesses embrace such an opportunity?
  • What is needed from the government and the Arc Partnership of local authorities, LEPs, and universities to attract investment and the interest of business?

We want to ensure business views are represented to the Growth Board and that members can feedback on the Pathfinder Project to ensure it is aligned with businesses requirements.


  • Richard Tunnicliffe, Director, CBI East of England (Chair)
  • Professor Alistair Fitt, Chair of the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Universities Group
  • Councillor Barry Wood, Chair of the Arc Leadership Group 
  • Emran Mian, Director General, Decentralisation and Growth, MHCLG 
  • Andy Williams, Vice President – Cambridge Programme & Strategy,  AstraZeneca

This event is for CBI members and non-members but is invitation only.  If you wish to attend but haven’t received an invite, please contact the event manager.



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Anne Cullom

Anne Cullom

Events Manager - East of England


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