Advanced Engineering

A great reminder of a great exhibition and we look forward to exhibiting there again in the years to come. We gained a lot of new contacts, some of which have already converted to new clients.

FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards

We are delighted to have received an email from the FSB informing us that we have been nominated for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards. Not only that but we’ve made the finals! We are a finalist in the ‘Business & Product Innovation Award’ category and are absolutely thrilled!

Could this be another award win for CNC? We’ll have to wait and find out! The awards luncheon is on the 5th April and we’ll let you know how we get on. Good luck to all the other finalists and see you on the 5th April!

The first East of England FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards in 2018 were a fantastic success – and our aim is to make 2019 even better.

Whatever your business and whatever sector it is in we are sure there will be at least one category for you to enter.  If shortlisted, you will be invited to attend our grand final at Newmarket Racecourse in April and if you win a prize there you could be heading for our glittering UK finals in London later in the Spring.

We already know that the East of England boasts some of the best and most innovative small and micro businesses in the UK and we are now looking to find the ‘best of the best’ and reward the hard work and innovation that characterises the SME community in this lovely part of the world.


FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards



Company of the Year

Thank you Industrial Process News for presenting us with Company of the Year. We are absolutely delighted! Our certificate has taken pride of place in our office!



Business and Industry Today


Thank you to Business and Industry Today who ran this article on us in their pages. The article gives some background on CNC, what we do and who we work with. It also mentions Tim’s recognition as Business Person of the Year and reveals that we’ll be back at the Advanced Engineering Show at the NEC this October. You read it here first!


Hunts Post Business Awards 2018

Well we all dressed up in our black ties and went along to the Hunts Post Business Awards recently. Tim, our MD, was up for Business Person of the Year and whilst the meal was fabulous and we all enjoyed meeting the other finalists we were biting our nails as the awards were announced. Then, it was Tim’s category…… and he won!

We are still beyond thrilled and over the moon about it. This has been a fabulous year – hard work but fabulous and we felt that Tim really, really deserved this award and the recognition that he is, in fact, a pretty brilliant boss and businessman. What did Tim say about winning the award? He said, “It feels so good to win this award. Not only myself but my whole team have worked really hard over the past three years to make sure that we do the best that we can and it’s amazing to be recognised. This award isn’t just for me, but the whole team as I couldn’t have done it without them.”

Thanks Tim. Lovely words and a great sentiment but enjoy your award Business Person of the Year! Huge congratulations to Tim… now, what’s next?! Keep them peeled! This is just the start!



CNC Software Company of the Month

We are thrilled to have been chosen as CNC Software Company of the Month in Industrial Process News which is out in print now! We think this piece gives a really nice overview of CNC and the work we do.

Enjoy the read!

The Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards 2018


We are thrilled to announce that our Managing Director, Tim Collett, has been nominated and made it through to the finals of the Hunts Post Huntingdonshire Business Awards in the category of ‘Businessman of the Year’.

Over the next couple of weeks independent judges will be making contact with Tim to arrange to interview him and visit CNC HQ!

Then we are off to the gala awards ceremony which will be held on the 2nd November at the wonderful Burgess Hall to join 300 other business people.  Huge congratulations Tim and fingers and toes crossed for the win!



Industry 4.0 Smart Factory

What is Industry 4.0 Smart Factory?  Engineering companies seem to be faced with a vast array of sometimes confusing ideas of what the Smart Factory is and how to achieve it.  First things first, it is a big subject and can mean different things to different sectors of the industry.

Put simply Industry 4.0 is about digitising your manufacturing, making the best use of modern technology in a manufacturing environment be it by monitoring, robotics, use of sensing technology – even staff training.  It’s about having the right tools and process in place to make use of all this tech.  It’s about being in control, empowering your workforce to be able to connect the right data with the right people in order to make informed decisions and all in real time.

In reality it’s really much more of an evolution than a revolution in the way we think and how we work, how we gather and make use of that collected data.  You may find that the technology is already in place with the information we need all around us and some of it being collected, monitored and collated over several platforms – a combination of digital and manual process.  The problem with this is that it can very quickly become unmanageable and is usually retrospective i.e. data is collected then becomes unused or out of date.

What if you could have a system that gathers the manufacturing data you require in real time so that you can be proactive in decisions, become leaner in manufacturing and give you the edge over your competitors?

  • You want to be able to see what the shop floor is doing and at what stage the jobs are at
  • How many parts have you made?
  • If a machine is not running you need to know why and as it happens
  • You want to be able to have control over your valuable CNC programs and be able to look at an audit trail of any changes made
  • You also need to have a level of user control to ensure only the right people make the changes required


The path to a Smart Factory and the advantages it provides is far less difficult and much more affordable than you think!  How do you start your journey to achieve all of this?  Well that’s where we come in.  At Cambridge Numerical Control we’ve been specialising in digital solutions for engineering companies for over 30 years.  We are the leading UK supplier of DNC, Machine Tool Monitoring and File Management Systems from the world-leading Cimco range of products.

Let us assist you in your journey towards a smarter way of working, a smarter way of thinking, a truly Smart Factory.

To get your journey started give us a call on 01480 468639 or email



CNC Training Room


We are very proud of our Training Room offer and are taking it straight to our target market with this advert which we prepared for the annual Tertiary Schools and Colleges Buying Guide. If you are in the education sector or, indeed, if you train Apprentices in-house and are interested in providing them with the right environment for them to learn in – do get in touch with us here at CNC.

We can even show you how you can use your Apprenticeship Levy to pay towards the installation of a Training Room.

Worth having a conversation about isn’t it?