Local Business Groups
Huntingdon Business improvement district (BID)
In 2012, Huntingdon businesses were invited to vote for a BID in Huntingdon town centre. Of those who voted, 81% said yes.
A re-BID was voted for in 2017 for the next five-year period and a resounding 86% voted YES.
The BID Huntingdon team continues with key projects detailed in the BID Huntingdon business plan 2017-2022.
Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime (HBAC)
Huntingdonshire Business Against Crime is run by businesses for businesses and operates in Huntingdon, St Ives and St Neots.
The membership adopts a proactive approach to preventing and reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
HBAC members include businesses small, large, national and international, charities, and local groups.
Shifties, based in St Neots, is a community dedicated to helping micro-business owners to Connect, Learn, and Grow together.
They want to prove that small businesses have a much better chance of success when they choose collaboration over competition. With 5.6 million micro-businesses in the UK, their goal is to bring them together to inspire a new generation of entrepreneurship across the country.
St Ives Town Initiative
The St Ives Town Initiative, is one of 500 similar organisations working in small towns across the UK. As a not-for-profit membership organisation St Ives Town Initiative (SITI) is an established organisation working with like minded people, focusing on and for the benefit of St Ives in its entirety.
Established in 1998, SITI is steered by a board of voluntary directors made up of representatives from the business and resident communities and is dedicated to improving the vitality and viability of St Ives as a business location, and the quality of life for all those who live, work and visit.
Cambridgeshire Chambers Of Commerce
Your accredited Chamber of Commerce was first established in 1917 and has evolved to include the entire Cambridgeshire and Stamford region. As a not for profit organisation they work entirely for the benefit of you, their member organisations, and strive to respond your needs. The Chamber are constantly developing a range of services at preferential rates and hold over 150 networking events each year across all sectors and company sizes.
Phone: 01223 237414
As experts in business, The Federation of Small Businesses offer its members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice heard in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.
Phone: 07977 429999
Britain is one of the world's biggest manufacturing nations. Almost 3 million people work in this sector and deliver almost half of all UK exports. Our companies drive over 60 percent of all UK research and development. As a result of that investment, manufacturing as we know it is changing, adapting, and transforming each and every day.
MAKE UK are at the cutting edge of innovation; leading the way in developing skills and driving competitive advantage for the UK.
Phone: 0808 168 5874
Confederation of British Industry
The CBI speaks on behalf of 190,000 businesses. Together they employ nearly 7 million people, about one-third of the private sector-employed workforce.
Phone: 020 7379 7400
Institute of Directors
You will find IOD in the heart of all major cities and they continue to represent your point of view as a business leader both locally and nationally. Their objective is to ensure your views are taken into account when the government is reviewing policy, legislation or seeking the opinions of the wider business community.
Phone: 020 3006 2729
EDGE Sharper Skills
EDGE helps to address the skills and training needs of local industry. Huntingdonshire is expanding rapidly, particularly with the inward investment focused around Alconbury Enterprise Campus. To capitalise on this opportunity, it’s essential that we develop a robust and skilled workforce.
The EDGE partnership gives companies access to targeted recruitment, training and development services. Our aim is to further support our vibrant economic future through developing the skills and preparing young people entering the job market.
Town Councils (contacts for the clerks)
Chair - Cllr Karl Webb, Town Hall, Market Hill, Huntingdon, PE29 3PJ ( Tel: 01480 411883; Email: Karl.Webb@huntingdontown.gov.uk)
Clerk - Mr G Cook, 7 Church Green, Ramsey, Huntingdon, Cambs, PE26 1DW ( Tel: 01487 814957; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chair - Mr Jonathan Pallant, Town Hall, Market Hill, St Ives, Cambs, PE27 5AL ( Email: email@example.com)
Clerk - Mrs A Benfield, Town Hall, Market Hill, The Old Riverport, St Ives, Cambridgeshire, PE27 5AL ( Tel: 01480 388929; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org); Website: http://www.stivestowncouncil.gov.uk