Monthly Archives: April 2011

RAF Freedom of Huntingdon

As a former RAF Engineering Officer who served for 4 of my 16 years in the RAF at Brampton,  I was really proud today as I watched the march past of RAF Wyton and Brampton exercising their “Freedom” of Huntingdon.  “Bayonets fixed, colours flying … Continue reading

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Nothing out of Regional Growth Fund

Today the Government announced the 50 projects that it would be part-funded with £450m from its Regional Growth Fund. There were 464 company bids for the funding representing £2.78Bn. There were only 6 bids from our LEP region and there … Continue reading

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Public Procurement Simplification

“The Government is determined to remove barriers that small suppliers face in public sector procurement and make it easier for them to do business with Government” recent government statement. The new website has now gone live http://www.contractsfinder.businesslink.gov.uk and it has … Continue reading

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New £40m Inward Investment Contract

I was absolutely amazed to hear that the “Inward Investment” contract for the UK (excluding London) worth £40m has been awarded to PA Consulting without any prior consultation with the LEP. Ironically this new three year contract took force on the day … Continue reading

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LTE technology for Cambridgeshire

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6eSZvLT3nM Long Term Evolution (LTE) is the new 4th Generation wireless communication technology.  It is a mobile high speed digital network with IP addressing. Voice services sit above the digital network for the first time in a mobile network. A considerable part … Continue reading

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