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Eight hundred jobs set to be created at Staffordshire business site

Kingswood Lakeside

Nearly eight hundred jobs are set to be created by three new developments at a Staffordshire business site with the county council now agreeing the sale of the final plot. The jobs boost comes as Staffordshire continues to see near full employment, with today’s unemployment claimant count figure for the county remaining at just 1.1 per cent – lower than ...

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Tentec build at i54 South Staffordshire now under way

i54 South Staffordshire

World-leading Swedish engineering group Atlas Copco has started the build of a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility at i54 South Staffordshire. It is the third major business in recent months to begin construction at the advanced manufacturing hub. The development will be the new headquarters of Tentec Ltd which is one of the leading providers of bolt tensioning solutions globally. The ...

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Backing for business to transform rural buildings into industry hubs

Rural Enterprise Programme

Vacant buildings could be transformed into thriving business hubs for small and medium sized enterprises thanks to a new initiative launched this week. The Rural Enterprise Programme will make grants of between £10,000 and £65,000 available to businesses that can demonstrate they will create jobs as a result of a move to the refurbished building. Grants are also available to ...

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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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