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County economic growth will continue following EU vote, says council leader

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire’s strong foundations to bring in major investment and hard work by councils and businesses will lead to continued economic growth as plans are made to leave the European Union, the county council leader has said. Philip Atkins also welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that he intends to reduce corporation tax following the EU vote. Philip said: “I applaud the Chancellor’s ...

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Latest job boosting development gets under way at top county business park

Redhill Business Park

The latest development at a new Staffordshire business park has started as the site nears full occupancy with further expansion plans. Redhill Business Park in Stafford has been created by Staffordshire County Council following a £10million investment. General Electric is already building a facility on the first of three plots it has taken. Stafford’s largest employer is moving its operations ...

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Villages lead technology charge across Staffordshire


More than twice as many households and businesses are reaping the benefits of the Superfast Staffordshire fibre broadband roll-out as this time last year, lead partners Staffordshire County Council and BT announced today. As the project roll-out continues at pace, the percentage of customers opting for an upgrade has doubled from 12 per cent to more than 24 per cent ...

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Deal to drive growth and job creation signed by councils

Philip Atkins and Patrick Farrington

A deal to secure investment and create thousands of jobs in Stafford Borough has been signed by the leaders of two councils. Stafford Borough Council leader Patrick Farrington joined Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins to officially sign off the District Deal – which involves the local authorities sharing resources to boost economic growth. They got together at a special meeting ...

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Crowds brave weather to cheer on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors


Wet weather didn’t dampen spirits as hundreds of spectators cheered on competitors in Staffordshire’s second ever IRONMAN competition.   Communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw over 2000 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The day started off at Chasewater, where ...

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Jobs’ joy from inward investment

IC5 at Keele University

Millions of pounds’ worth of inward investment in Staffordshire last year created or protected 1,770 jobs in the county. Figures, released to coincide with a quarterly business investment update from the Office of National Statistics, showed companies from Turkey, the United States, India, Australia and Spain invested in Staffordshire during 2015/16, as well as from other parts of the UK. ...

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