30 x higher than national average

East Cambridgeshire is a key centre for high-value manufacturing within Cambridgeshire and provides a rich vein of specialist manufacturing skills for companies to tap into.  With employment in manufacturing up to 30 times higher than the national average, East Cambs is clearly open for business.

Globally recognised manufacturing expertise

Join other high-value manufacturing companies like Thorlabs, who are relocating to the Lancaster Way Enterprise Zone in Ely, which will allow the company to more than double its existing floor space and to increase head count to more than 500 staff in the longer-term. Become part of one of the world's most important technology centres within Cambridgeshire's established and prestigious high technology cluster. 

Companies locating to East Cambridgeshire can also call on the support provided by organisations including the Cambridge University Institute for Manufacturing and The Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS East). These bodies provide unique links with academia, technology networks and specialist business advice services which support innovations for new technology and high-value manufacturing markets.  

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