In recent years, Cambridge, like many university cities, has seen some of its largest companies acquired by overseas investors. There are conflicting arguments as to whether external acquisition of local businesses  is good for these cities, but when it comes to Cambridge, it begs the question "who will create and grow the next generation of the successful Cambridge companies?" 

There are a large number of start-ups in Cambridge, spawned both from the University and other sources. As tax lead for PwC's Fast Growth team in Cambridge I am constantly encouraged by the University's determination to foster stronger links between the ideas and brains within the University and the capacity and entrepreneurial drive of the local business community.