Why Cambridge?

Cambridge is one of the UK’s most-visited and loved cities and Cambridge has what many consider to be the world’s best university. As part of Churchill College our team can leverage opportunities across the College, its Fellowship, the Churchill Archives Centre and the University of Cambridge, as well as the innovative and vibrant business community in Cambridge and beyond.

Cambridge offers beautiful scenery, punting, the picturesque River Cam and some of the finest examples of Gothic architecture in the world.

Alongside the calm and tranquility of our picture postcard city is a significant cluster of technology and bioscience companies who can arguably claim that Cambridge is Europe’s Innovation Capital.

Cambridge offers a truly unique learning and thinking environment for executives – an inspiring place characterised by exploration and discovery. The perception of Cambridge as steeped in history and boasting stunning ancient College architecture, immaculate College gardens, and people punting down a quaint willow-fringed river is accurate – but there is far more to it than this. Cambridge is small enough to retain a community atmosphere and yet it hosts a cosmopolitan and international mix of some of the world’s brightest academics and students. As a world leading centre for knowledge and education, Cambridge draws from this wealth of intellect and creativity to fuel its thriving technology and biotech cluster, often referred to as ‘Silicon Fen’.

Why Cambridge for your business meeting, conference or event?

Cambridge has become known as the big little city where billion-Pound companies are grown; Cambridge-founded ARM Holdings, whose microchips power most of the world’s smartphone devices, secured a £24.3bn sale to Japanese SoftBank in 2016. The Raspberry Pi, another Cambridge-based innovation, became the best-selling British computer in 2015 having sold 11 million units. Cambridge is a thriving entrepreneurial hub, home to 24,500 companies boasting a turnover of £35.6bn and employs 210,211 people. It has an established innovation ecosystem connecting investors, start-ups, multi-nationals and some of the world’s brightest brains emanating from the University of Cambridge.

The UK’s leading life-science research campus the Babraham Research Campus managed by Babraham Bioscience Technologies is based in Cambridge, as well as Microsoft Research and Amazon (which starts its drone deliveries here in 2017). The Møller Institute executive education team leverage this entrepreneurial foundation and can provide enviable access to a range of Cambridge entrepreneurs and business leaders who will share their leadership stories as well as business best practice at leadership retreats.

Cambridge, a city of explorers and innovators

Cambridge is an historic city, built by the Romans and familiar to Danes, Saxons and Normans. One of the pilgrims who set sail for America on the Mayflower was from Cambridge. The Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial site in England, is less than a mile from the Møller Centre and was donated by the University of Cambridge. The cemetery contains the remains of 3,812 US military dead and through interpretive exhibits that incorporate personal stories, photographs, films, and interactive displays, explains the US role in the Allied victory in Europe during World War II. Yet with all this history, Cambridge has nevertheless been the birthplace of some the most recent scientific advances.

Famous alumni of the University of Cambridge include the poets Milton, Tennyson, and Wordsworth; the scientists Darwin, Newton, Crick and Watson and Stephen Hawking; writers from Samuel Pepys to Clive James; and entertainers from Ian McKellan, Emma Thompson and David Attenborough to John Cleese, Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

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Your Client Development and Relationship Manager will help you make the most of what Cambridge has to offer.

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