Located in the East of England, around the River Cam is Cambridge – a beautiful and thriving city renowned for its world-class university, burgeoning technology sector, and historical and cultural significance.
The city dates back to first century AD, when the Romans built a fort on Castle Hill. The modern city of Cambridge was founded in 875 when the Vikings conquered Eastern England. They created a fortified town – called a ‘burgh’ – on the site, until it was eventually captured by the Saxons in the 10th century.
Home to more Nobel Prize winners than any other city, today Cambridge is brimming with learning, culture and innovation. As a result, the city has developed an enviable reputation as a hub for technology, software development, electronics, and biotechnology. In fact, the Cambridge-based Silicon Fen is regarded as the UK’s answer to Silicon Valley, due to its large concentration of high-tech businesses.
Cambridge was also named as one of the UK’s best cities for long-term success by the Guardian, with 49.4% of businesses still in operation after the critical five-year period. There are also many initiatives and business incubators based in the area, giving businesses and start-ups access to some of the best support in the country.
Known for being a city of learning, it comes as no surprise that Cambridge has plenty of fantastic schools – including 27 that are rated ‘Outstanding’ according to Ofsted, with the majority ranked as ‘Good’. The city also plays host to the world-renowned University of Cambridge, as well as the prestigious Anglia Ruskin University – so there’s no shortage of top talent for businesses based in the area.