The Future Business Centre is run by charitable organisation and social enterprise Future Business based in Cambridge providing business support across the East of England.

Future Business aims to help businesses to have a better future. But more than this, we want to help businesses to make a better future for everyone. In our view every business – whether run for commercial profit or for a social or environmental outcome – can achieve a greater social impact.

Future Business workspace is not a new idea, it has been tried and tested and tested again for years.

Since 2006, we have managed a number of temporary workspaces supportina range of social enterprises. Many tackle social issues like working with people who are homeless, disabled or at risk of offending. Others help to lift people out of poverty in developing countries.

Building on that experience, the Future Business Centre will be Cambridge’s first permanent, purpose-designed home to provide better support for more early-stage social enterprises and cleantech companies.

Future Business Centre Patrons and Advisory Board


Hugh Duberly (Lord Lieutenant)

Sir Michael Marshall (Marshall Group)

Advisory Board:

Chair: Walter Herriot OBE (Former MD of St. John’s Innovation Centre)

Gerald Avison (Chairman, TTP Group)

Jane Darlington (CEO Cambs Community Foundation)

Simon Dazeley (Chairman, Januarys)

Brynn Deprey (Course Leader, BA Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Management, ARU)

Martin Garratt/Hugh Parnell (Cambridge Cleantech)

David Gill (MD, St John’s Innovation Centre)

Hanadi Jabado (Accelerate Cambridge, Cambridge Judge Business School)

Shirley Jamieson (Cambridge Enterprise)

Stew McTavish (ideaSpace)

Amy Mokady (i-Teams/Cambridge Angels)

Neil Stott (CEO, Keystone Development Trust)

Dominic Vergine (Head of Sustainability, ARM plc)

About us – in more detail

Find out more about the Future Business team

Find out more Allia Ltd and its Directors – the parent charity of Future Business