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Road reopens ahead of schedule as regeneration scheme moves forward

A road which is being improved to pave the way to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton has reopened ahead of schedule following the completion of a new roundabout. Branston Road is being realigned and improved as part of the Branston Locks development which will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed. It ...

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New business firmly in the saddle thanks to Staffordshire loan fund

Richard Rawnsley MBE

Equine enthusiasts from across the UK and beyond are using the services of a Staffordshire entrepreneur to enable their horses to travel in style. And it’s thanks to a boost from the county council’s Staffordshire Business Loan Fund – run in conjunction with Midlands based lender BCRS Business Loans – that Rawnsley Horsebox and Trailers, trading as Equi-Trek Stafford, has ...

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More investment in i54 South Staffordshire

i54 South Staffordshire

Swedish engineering group Atlas Copco has agreed to have a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility built at i54 South Staffordshire. The property will be the new headquarters of Tentec Ltd which is one of the leading providers of bolt tensioning solutions globally. The bespoke facility will provide 46,000 sq ft (4,289 sq m) of high quality production and office space for ...

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Business can expand and innovate at its new i54 South Staffordshire base

i54 South Staffordshire

A leading British security hardware and electronics business is expanding its operations to develop a state-of-the-art product development, manufacturing and distribution facility at its new i54 South Staffordshire headquarters. ERA, a division of Tyman plc, is consolidating its three Midlands based operations at the major regional business hub, developed by an award-winning partnership of Staffordshire County Council, City of Wolverhampton ...

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Young Enterprise helps create Staffordshire’s business leaders of the future

students at stall

Thousands of Staffordshire pupils are getting the chance to create their own company and develop their business skills as part of a project by Staffordshire County Council. Young Enterprise is the UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to develop their personal and business skills.  Pupils work alongside teachers, business mentors and employers in school and take part in practical, ...

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Deal cements ongoing joint drive to create jobs and boost growth

South Staffordshire District Deal

A deal to support the creation of 3,500 jobs and 660 start-up businesses in South Staffordshire over the next four years has been signed by the county and district councils. The second South Staffordshire District Deal sets out a four-year plan which will also see the creation of a skills federation to enable young people to meet the needs of ...

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Staffordshire marks economic success at two-week festival

Right for Business

Staffordshire’s ongoing economic successes are being marked by county council leaders as part of a two-week festival of business. The first ever Staffordshire Business Festival begins today and will feature over 60 events across the county, from export guidance to digital workshops and apprenticeship advice. It is being run by the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce and supported by a range ...

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Staffordshire’s business success highlighted in Parliament

Mark Winnington

Staffordshire’s success in attracting and retaining global businesses has been highlighted in Parliament today. MPs welcome the news that General Electric (GE) has started construction on the second of its two new world class research and manufacturing facilities at Staffordshire County Council’s Redhill Business Park in Stafford. The success was highlighted by Stafford MP Jeremy Lefroy as part of Prime ...

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Leaders Focus on Staffordshire Post Brexit

Philip Atkins

How to shape a strong Staffordshire after the UK leaves the EU was the focus of leaders from the public and private sector at a Brexit summit in the county today. Members of the Staffordshire Strategic Partnership – which includes county and city councils, business leaders, police, fire, health, education and housing partners, came together to agree the priorities for ...

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