New research shows Cambridge Technology Consultancies lead the way in international trade

Posted: June 2013

A recent article by Tony Quested in the Business Weekly discusses why Cambridge has such a unique and respected cluster of consultancies and looks at the reasons behind why such a high proportion of their business originates from outside the UK.

Sentec is no exception to this rule and in this article spokespeople from the major Cambridge technology consultancies, including Sentec,  give their opinions as to the reasons and drivers behind these export figures,  discussing why this is an industry where overseas business is key

Extract from the article:

Sentec’s prime segments are Smart Grid, Home & Commercial Energy management, Consumer Products, and Transportation and the consultancy has longstanding expertise in the entire energy management arena.

CEO Dr Mark England said: “Around 50 years ago, Cambridge pioneered the concept of creating the world’s ultimate technology industry cluster fuelled by the aura of its world leading research university.

“The global reputation this has achieved continues to attracts the highest calibre of creative talent, both technically and commercially, allowing Cambridge to maintain its leading global status. If you are a business that needs innovation, the question is more, why wouldn’t you work with a Cambridge company?

“There have been many copycats over the years but Cambridge has continued to grow in stature, creating deeply specialist capabilities in particular fields – inkjet, computing, genomics and medical devices to name but a few.

“So we shouldn’t really find it surprising that global powerhouse businesses continue to look to Cambridge companies for their cutting edge research and development needs, rather than looking closer to home. Businesses outsource their R & D to consultancies in Cambridge expecting the extraordinary, and that’s what the talented local companies deliver.”

 

A recent article by Tony Quested in the Business Weekly discusses why Cambridge has such a unique and respected cluster of consultancies and looks at the reasons behind why such a high proportion of their business originates from outside the UK.

Sentec is no exception to this rule and in this article spokespeople from the major Cambridge technology consultancies, including Sentec,  give their opinions as to the reasons and drivers behind these export figures,  discussing why this is an industry where overseas business is key

Extract from the article:

Sentec’s prime segments are Smart Grid, Home & Commercial Energy management, Consumer Products, and Transportation and the consultancy has longstanding expertise in the entire energy management arena.

CEO Dr Mark England said: “Around 50 years ago, Cambridge pioneered the concept of creating the world’s ultimate technology industry cluster fuelled by the aura of its world leading research university.

“The global reputation this has achieved continues to attracts the highest calibre of creative talent, both technically and commercially, allowing Cambridge to maintain its leading global status. If you are a business that needs innovation, the question is more, why wouldn’t you work with a Cambridge company?

“There have been many copycats over the years but Cambridge has continued to grow in stature, creating deeply specialist capabilities in particular fields – inkjet, computing, genomics and medical devices to name but a few.

“So we shouldn’t really find it surprising that global powerhouse businesses continue to look to Cambridge companies for their cutting edge research and development needs, rather than looking closer to home. Businesses outsource their R & D to consultancies in Cambridge expecting the extraordinary, and that’s what the talented local companies deliver.”