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Global energy firm’s new training and service centre takes shape at Staffordshire business park

OMICRON Redhill

A new UK service centre for a global energy technology company is taking shape in Staffordshire. Electrical energy firm OMICRON is investing £2 million in a purpose-built, state-of-the-art facility at Stafford’s Redhill Business Park. The county council-developed Redhill is nearly at full occupancy. OMICRON is renowned for its innovative testing, diagnosis and monitoring solutions for electrical energy systems. Customers include ...

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Plans submitted for latest development at leading Staffordshire Business Park

Trebor Kingswood Lakeside Cannock

Plans for the latest development at a leading Staffordshire business park have been submitted. Midlands commercial developer Trebor Developments has submitted the plans for a 102,000 sq ft industrial unit at the county council developed Kingswood Lakeside in Cannock. The development is set to be available for occupation during the first half of 2018. The announcement of the new scheme, ...

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Staffordshire set to play key role in Midlands Engine delivery

i54 South Staffordshire

Staffordshire is ready to play an important role in driving the Midlands Engine and the Midlands Connect transport strategy, county council leader Philip Atkins has said. The county will see multi-million pound transport improvements as part of the 25-year transport strategy announced today, which forms part of the wider Midlands Engine that will aim to boost growth and productivity. Today, ...

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University partnerships set to boost Staffordshire’s economic growth

IC5 Keel

Focussed partnerships between universities and the county council will further strengthen Staffordshire’s economy, its economic growth and skills leaders have said. The county council has formed a close working relationship with Keele University, Staffordshire University and Wolverhampton University as it aims to maximise the potential of each organisation to improve productivity among local businesses and local skills. In a select ...

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Staffordshire superfast fibre broadband programme to reach most remote communities is UK first

An innovative programme to make superfast fibre broadband available in some of Staffordshire’s most remote communities is the first of its kind in the UK. Superfast Staffordshire – the partnership led by Staffordshire County Council and BT – launched its Community Fibre Partnership Support Fund at Norton Bridge Golf Club, near Stone, one of the rural businesses looking forward to ...

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Business site developments gather pace as near full employment continues

New Staffordshire business sites supported by the county council are preparing to accommodate hundreds of jobs as their completion gets closer. With continued near full employment in Staffordshire confirmed on February 15, development milestones at a number of sites are being reached on schedule. On Monday February 20, the county council is starting work to improve a junction on the ...

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Growth boost for nearly 4,000 businesses thanks to Staffordshire support hub

Right for Business

A support hub for businesses across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent which has benefited nearly 4,000 companies will extend its delivery this year with backing from the county council. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub is delivered and funded by the local enterprise partnership and has supported 3,852 businesses since it was established in 2014. Its advisors refer businesses to relevant organisations ...

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Broadband speeds set to soar at rural business park

Councillor Mark Winnington

A Staffordshire business park is to become the second location in the county to benefit from a new initiative designed to help more people – especially in rural areas – get superfast fibre broadband. It is the second community fibre partnership deal to be spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT through Superfast Staffordshire, which is part of the Government’s ...

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Staffordshire’s position as innovative contributor to UK industrial strategy highlighted by Chancellor visit

The Chancellor’s visit to the new Staffordshire base of a global energy firm on the day the UK’s Industrial Strategy launch demonstrates the area’s position as a key contributor, the county council leader has said. Chancellor Philip Hammond visited the new GE facilities at the county council-developed Redhill Business Park yesterday. The company, which is Stafford’s biggest employer, is expanding ...

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Commitment agreed to support creation of high quality jobs at Staffordshire innovation centre

IC5 Keel

A commitment to support the construction of a new innovation centre at one of Staffordshire’s leading employment sites has been agreed by the county council’s cabinet. A £2.02million investment in Innovation Centre 6 (IC6) at Keele University Science and Innovation Park was approved this morning. It follows the completion last August of Innovation Centre 5 (IC5) at the site using ...

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