The 2011 Census suggests that 183,700 people live in Peterborough and, according to the McKinsey Report 2011, it is set to be England’s fastest growing city by 2025. Peterborough has a very diverse range of businesses, from innovative SMEs to large global companies. The biggest sectors represented in Peterborough are Finance – with companies such as Handelsbanken, Clydesdale, Barclays, Royal Sun Alliance, Travelex, Diligenta and BGL (home of the Meerkat!) – and Manufacturing – with companies such as Caterpillar Perkins, Dresser-Rand and Redring Xpelair.
Fenland is another growing population with 95,300 residents recorded in the 2011 Census. Fenland is traditionally known for its agricultural industry, however it is also home to a wide range of businesses in the Food and Drink, Manufacturing, Storage and Distribution sectors.
As of June 30 2017 Huntingdonshire has a population of 176,980 and is continually growing. Huntingdon is one of the main towns in the area along with St Ives and St Neots and offers a large variety of business sectors and industry. Business growth is significant in the area with thousands of job created over the past decade with growth being driven from the Alconbury Weald Enterprise Campus and the St Neots Eastern Expansion.
Formed in 1974 East Cambs is a local government district of Cambridgeshire with the council based in Ely. The 2011 census showed a population of 83,818. Industry sectors include agriculture and manufacturing.