Growth Works chief looking to build on target-busting 2021 after creating over 1000 jobs and apprenticeships

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Team outperform their jobs creation target for year one of the programme by 165%

The Programme Director for a Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority initiative, created to turbocharge economic growth across the region, has vowed his team won’t rest on their laurels after outperforming their jobs creation target for year one.

Growth Works was launched by the Combined Authority in 2021 to support jobs, learners, entrepreneurs, businesses and the acceleration of inward investment into the region. The Combined Authority wants to be the most inclusive region in the UK for people to start and grow a business or to find the skills they need to boost their career and Growth Works is bringing that vision to life.

In year one the programme was tasked with creating 589 new jobs and working with employers to deliver 209 additional training and learning outcomes, both targets were comprehensively surpassed by Growth Works with over 1,000 jobs and apprenticeships created and 257 learning outcomes delivered.

The programme’s inward investment service line has successfully built a pipeline of 151 companies with the potential to bring jobs and investment to the region with 15 companies already committed to expanding or establishing new operations within the Combined Authority.

Every one of the region’s six district council areas has already benefited from new inward investors, supported by Growth Works, highlight the inclusivity of the service and its proven ability to support every corner of the region. Success includes retaining our high growth businesses to achieve their growth expansion within the Combined Authority.

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