Thursday 13th June 2019, 8.30am to 12.30pm
at University Centre Peterborough

FUTURE PETERBOROUGH is a FREE business event specifically designed for small and medium sized businesses in Peterborough and the surrounding area.  This event is endorsed by Opportunity Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce.

If you are an ambitious business looking to get a head start, FUTURE PETERBOROUGH can help you in an ever-changing business environment.

We understand that your time is valuable, so you can choose to attend for the whole morning or come for as long as you want. 

Throughout the event there will be stands with organisations who can support your business and help you plan for the future. 

There are also a series of FREE seminars to choose from covering four key elements – Technology, Business, Training and Wellbeing. If you wish to attend the Technology seminar with 'Snapchat and Data Insights', this must be booked in advance and all other seminars are drop-in sessions on the day.

A timetable of all seminars will be sent to delegates before the event.

The following organisations will be exhibiting and/or providing guest seminars:

  • Allia Future Business Centre (Guest Seminar)
  • Anne Corder Recruitment (Guest Seminar - Strategies for Recruitment)
  • Baldwins
  • Brightfield Business Hub
  • Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce (Guest Seminar)
  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business and IP Centre
  • Circular Peterborough
  • CityFibre
  • Clarity Stack (Guest Seminar - Data Insights)
  • Connect Business Networking
  • Federation of Small Businesses (Guest Seminar - Support for your Business)
  • National Apprenticeships (Guest Seminar - Apprenticeship Funding)
  • Opportunity Peterborough (Guest Seminar)
  • PCVS (Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service)
  • Richmond Fellowship (Guest Seminar - Workforce Wellbeing)
  • Snapchat (Guest Seminar - Innovative Marketing with Snapchat)
  • Small Business Commissioner
  • The Department for Work and Pensions (Guest Seminar - Disability Confident)
  • The Peterborough Network
  • The Skills Service
  • University Centre Peterborough
  • Women's Business Network

To register for FUTURE PETERBOROUGH, please book via Eventbrite using the button below.

Below are details of just some of the organisations who will be delivering free seminars and/or have information stands offering advice and help for your business.

University Centre Peterborough

University Centre Peterborough (UCP) engages with local and national employers to ensure students develop the core skills and experience they need to succeed in the workforce. This collaboration with employers takes many forms: from working with employers to co-design course curricula and content, ensuring all students have access to a range of work placement and internship opportunities, partnering our employers with different events and initiatives to assist them in reaching our talented students and graduates, through to working closely with employers from a wide range of sectors to understand their specific recruitment needs.


Snapchat (Guest Seminar)

Mark Carroll is a Global Creative Strategist for Snapchat and has significant experience in smartphone advertising, shaping cultures and employing technology to drive brand exposure and will be a guest speaker at FUTURE PETERBOROUGH. This seminar will require advance booking.

Snapchat is a social media network - you send a snap directly to your followers which disappears once they’ve viewed it. With Snapchat, you can increase community engagement and brand awareness through innovative marketing campaigns.  If you want to sell to the under-40 market. Snapchat is a great use of your marketing time and money.  Discover how Snapchat can be used for your business.


Allia Future Business Centre

Allia Future Business Centre is an independent not for profit with a social mission, dedicated to helping impact organisations and initiatives to grow. Allia’s Future Business Centres are the UK’s leading spaces for impact entrepreneurs. With four centres in London, Cambridge and Peterborough offering flexible workspace, co-working and a community for people who are creating change.


Anne Corder Recruitment

Anne Corder Recruitment is one of the region’s most respected independent agencies amongst HR professionals and managers.  Anne Corder Recruitment handles permanent, contract, interim and temporary full and part-time jobs across a wide cross section of business sectors including HR, administration, secretarial, marketing, sales, new business development, account management, accounts, customer service, IT, analysts and graduate recruitment.



Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, living in England. The National Apprenticeship Service is committed to ensuring that high quality apprenticeships are a prestigious option, accessible to all people from all backgrounds.



Baldwins is one of the fastest growing UK Business Advisory Practices offering national coverage delivered through local partners and teams with a personal touch.  Part of the Cogital Group, we have a long history serving the community in Peterborough and Cambridgeshire. Our experienced team provide accounting and advisory expertise for the journey, whatever that might be, allowing you to focus on what really matters to you and your business. Our reputation is built on consistently delivering the highest levels of service, tailored to a client’s exacting requirements and budget. We offer competitive rates and unrivalled customer care.


Brightfield Business Hub

The Brightfield Business Hub is an exciting new 24/7 business centre based in Orton Southgate, Peterborough.  Our services are designed to help and support local businesses, whether you are a solopreneur, start-up or a growing SME. These include serviced offices, co-working space, virtual offices and meeting/event and conference space.  Visitors and tenants alike benefit from plentiful onsite parking, high-speed broadband, a cafe with courtyard seating and a gym. A crèche and other great facilities are in the pipeline, and with regular business support events to help businesses thrive, it’s our goal to help tenants and our community grow.


Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Business and IP Centre

Based at Peterborough Central Library, the Peterborough Business and Intellectual Property Centre supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses from that first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing your business. Our FREE resources include Business Research Databases and a specialist book collection. The Business and Intellectual Property Centre is part of the British Library Business & IP Centre national network.


Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce

Cambridgeshire Chambers of Commerce is a membership organisation offering access to a wide range of benefits and opportunities that enable you to promote your company and generate new business. Whether you're looking to generate interest in your services and increase sales, develop your professional skillset, explore new opportunities to do business overseas, or save money, our extensive membership packages offer it all.


Circular Peterborough

The Circular Peterborough programme aims to apply circular economy principles at the city level. The programme is about making the most of the resources we have locally, supporting economic resiliences, developing strong communities and increasing environmental sustainability.



A Gigabit City since 2014, Peterborough is home to a state-of-the-art, pure fibre digital infrastructure, bringing affordable gigabit speed internet services to business and revolutionising the way they operate. Now CityFibre is investing another £30 million to extend the network to reach almost every home in the city. It will make Peterborough one of the best connected places in Europe, benefitting the whole community to be more innovative and productive, and will attract inward investment to boost the local economy for decades to come.


Clarity Stack (Guest Seminar)

Ben Harper started Clarity Stack with the vision of helping businesses work smarter by unlocking the insight available to them through the proper use of data and analytics.  Clarity Stack are a team of analysts, researchers, and data scientists, all with a desire to help other businesses find solutions to their problems. Ben will be a guest speaker at FUTURE PETERBOROUGH talking about Data Insights.

Data insight will ensure you understand your customers - their buying behaviour, their experiences with you, their beliefs or needs etc. Data insights go beyond raw data or research, it is a multi-view of your customers derived from a strategic analysis of qualitative and quantitative data. Explore how data insight can help your business. 


Connect Business Networking

Connect Business Networking was started by Jason and Tracey Yearwood, to provide an opportunity for business owners and senior decision makers to build business connections, gain personal development and support each other with their businesses. We also pride ourselves on creating forums where people can refer quality leads/referrals for both sales and suppliers to other members and guests within the groups. We currently run Breakfast, Lunch and Evening Networking groups in Peterborough and we invite anyone who is serious about growing their business to come along.


Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses are experts in business.  They offer their members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Their mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions.


Office of the Small Business Commissioner

The Commissioner leads an independent office covering the whole of the UK and is committed to supporting Britain’s 5.7 million small businesses to resolve payment disputes. The Commissioner can consider complaints about payment issues within the supply chain between small businesses (with fewer than 50 staff) and their larger private sector customers (with more than 50 staff). The SBC provides general information and advice on payment issues, including how to take action if a payment is late and signposting small businesses to existing support. The Enterprise Act 2016 provides the Commissioner powers to publish reports if he believes there is evidence of unfair payment practices.


Opportunity Peterborough

As an economic development company, Opportunity Peterborough’s core responsibilities include marketing Peterborough to businesses to attract inward investment, engaging with local companies to support growth and development, and leading the city’s skills agenda to ensure our current and future talent pool is trained and work-ready. We also deliver a range of projects to boost the local economy and support Peterborough’s aspiration to create the UK’s environment capital.


PCVS (Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service)

Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service (PCVS) is a registered charity set up by local organisations in 1980 as an umbrella and network organisation to the voluntary sector in Peterborough.  They provide a wide range of support services to both member groups and the wider community.


Richmond Fellowship

Richmond Fellowship provide a range of mental health support services.  They bring together strong individual services, innovative approaches, and flexible support to help support remain in/return to paid employment.


The Department for Work and Pensions

The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to around 20 million claimants and customers.


The Peterborough Network

The Peterborough Network is the essential business networking event for local businesses that want more from their networking. We offer unique events, engaging speakers as well as member benefits and additional business support all aimed at providing the best value for our members and guests and put them at the centre of everything we do. Our goal is to be a positive influence on the Peterborough business community.


Women's Business Network

Michelle Craig who is the general manager for the Brightfield Business Hub is also the Founder of the Women’s Business Network which holds quarterly events at the hub.  This network is to give women an opportunity to meet, inspire, educate and support each other in new business ventures, career advancement, returning to the workplace or any other related topics.  It’s a place to increase confidence, share ideas and aspirations in an environment designed to support Personal Development and Growth.


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