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Allia Future Business Centres

Allia Future Business Centres


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Allia Future Business Centres provides space, mentoring, skill training and entrepreneurial inspiration for starts-up, early stage businesses and future business leaders who want to make a positive social and environmental impact.


Located in the heart of Europe’s most successful entrepreneurial cluster and minutes from the Cambridge Science Park, St. John’s Innovation Centre and the Cambridge Business Park, the Future Business Centre Cambridge is a purpose-built low carbon building which was opened in November 2013. The Allia Future Business Centre Cambridge is a 35,000 sq.ft. state-of-the art facility with:

  • co-working space
  • Office suites and workshops from 1 person to 20 people, with flexible, start-up friendly terms
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Café
  • Virtual office


Allia opened the Future Business Centre Peterborough in June 2015. This is a brand new facility and houses and supports ventures in sectors including cleantech, agritech, smart cities, smart technology, and food processing as well as social ventures.

The Peterborough Future Business Centre offers:

  • Co-working space
  • Office suites suitable for 1 person to 50 people (with flexible, startup friendly terms)
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference facilities
  • Bistro
  • Virtual office


Our Sector Strengths

Our Allia Future Business Centres focus on supporting social and environmental ventures. We currently house businesses in a wide range of sectors from energy and heat, printing technology, online platforms and tools, biopolymers, autonomous vehicles, printed electronics, smart technology / Internet of Things as well as conflict resolution, educational research and social initiatives working with hard to reach sectors of society.

Business Support

An integral part of the Allia Future Business Centre is that we offer in-house business support services, both to our tenants as well as to our broader network at-large. These are led by our team of in-house business advisors who have extensive experience in social ventures and technology businesses and take the form of a range of activities, including:

  • One-2-one business, management and strategic advice
  • Free-to-attend business advice and networking events
  • Mentoring, management training and development


Creating New Businesses

Allia Future Business Centres help create sustainable businesses that positively impact people and the planet. This includes working with entrepreneurs and start-ups in the social, socialTech, cleantech and environmental, smart cities and Internet of Things, agritech, health & wellbeing sectors.

To enable this, we offer four programmes to support entrepreneurs:

  • Pre-start ideation and validation programmes
  • Start-up accelerator programme
  • Incubators
  • Prototyping and innovation lab

Over the last two years we have supported more than 300 ventures with business advice, contributed to the creation of 200 new jobs and been a home to more than 70 enterprises

Entry onto these Allia programmes is highly sought-after and subject to an application process. In addition, we also collaborate with and host a number of private corporate incubator and intrapreneurship programmes.




Future Business Centre
Kings Hedges Road

Contact:   Caroline Hyde
Job title:   Director of Workspace & Enterprise Support
Tel:   01223 781201
Email:   caroline.hyde@allia.org.uk
Website:   www.futurebusinesscentre.co.uk
Contact:   Martin Clark
Job title:   Deputy CEO and Development Director
Tel:   01223 781302
Email:   martin.clark@allia.org.uk

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