AVEVA Group plc is a British multinational information technology company headquartered in Cambridge, United Kingdom. It provides engineering design, information management solutions, and CAD/CAM software, including specialised technology consulting services for the plant, power and marine industries. AVEVA grew out of the government-funded Computer-Aided Design Centre which was established in 1967. AVEVA is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index. The origins of AVEVA start in 1967 in Cambridge, UK, with the establishment of the Computer-Aided Design Centre or CADCentre as it was more commonly referred to, and later formally became. It was a government-funded research institute created by the UK Ministry of Technology, with a mission to develop computer-aided design techniques, and promote their take-up by British industry. Its first director was Arthur Llewelyn, who initially contracted out the recruitment and management of specialist staff to ICL.