Opportunity Peterborough, the city’s economic development company, has become a “Supporter” of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016 and will take part in the Presentation Evening in November.
As part of the Award’s support team, Opportunity Peterborough will promote the CDAs across the city to encourage businesses, charities and schools to get involved.
Opportunity Peterborough is a private not-for-profit business, wholly owned by Peterborough City Council. As an economic development company, 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 the city’s current and future talent pool is trained and work-ready.
To boost the local economy even further and support Peterborough’s aspiration to create the UK’s environment capital, Opportunity Peterborough also delivers a range of projects. The work of one particular project, Peterborough DNA, gained international recognition last year when Peterborough was named as the World’s Smart City of 2015.
Opportunity Peterborough also hosts the prestigious Peterborough Bondholder Network which provides exclusive networking opportunities and business support for more than 220 members.
Steve Bowyer, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough said: “Supporting the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards is a great way for Opportunity Peterborough to help celebrate the innovative work taking place right on our doorstep.
“The digital world touches almost every aspect of our lives. It presents a huge realm of possibilities for businesses to improve efficiency, encourage collaboration, reduce costs and improve the lives of our citizens.
“We’re looking forward to seeing how local organisations are improving business processes and customer experiences through digital platforms as well as shining a spotlight on the forward-thinking pioneers of this fast-paced industry that are right here in Cambridgeshire.”
Robin Bailey, Chairman of the CDA16 Judging Panel, said:
“We are delighted to welcome Opportunity Peterborough as a supporter of the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards. Their unique position and relationships with the Peterborough business community, particularly with their Future City work, provides exceptional and perspective to the city’s digital future.
“They are a fantastic addition to the support team at the CDAs, which is an extremely strong body of very influential organisations from across the county.”