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Businesses can benefit from full fibre broadband connection with voucher boost

Staffordshire businesses can improve efficiency through full fibre broadband connection using vouchers worth up to £3,000. The Government operated £67 Million Gigabit Broadband Voucher Scheme is available to all small and medium sized businesses and can either be for one company or a group on a shared network build. This is a future proof connection of up to 1gigabit (1000 ...

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Business backs plans for employment site’s major extension

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A Staffordshire business which was involved in the development of one of the county’s leading employment sites has backed plans for its extension. The western extension plans for i54 South Staffordshire have now been submitted to the district council. If approved, it would mean one large or several smaller employers could deliver 2,700 jobs on site and generate £600million investment. ...

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Near full employment continues with further job creation boost as development plans submitted

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment as plans for a major county business development are submitted. Figures released today show that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages. The Staffordshire figure has remained the same for the last three ...

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Staffordshire ventilation company secures new blue-chip contracts after funding boost

A growing company specialising in mechanical design and ventilation services has won new blue-chip contracts after securing funding from the Staffordshire Business Loan Fund. Mech Tech Midland Ltd, based at Chaseview, Cannock Chase Enterprise Centre, secured a loan to help it win several new contracts from major companies such as HMRC and Rush Hair and Beauty. The company was recommended ...

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Businesses celebrate ten-year anniversary of enterprise centre

Flat Vision

Small businesses based at one of Staffordshire County Council’s enterprise centres have been celebrating ten years of its provision of commercial space to aid growth. Lymedale Business Centre in Newcastle opened in 2008 and is now home to 36 small businesses, offering a broad range of goods and services. Across the county there are eight enterprise centres, offering both office, ...

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County’s growth programme set to deliver better paid jobs as near full employment continues

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

A decade-long economic growth programme for Staffordshire which could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs will also deliver better paid employment, the county’s economy leader has said. With statistics released today showing that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s population is claiming out of work benefits, Mark Winnington said the county council’s programme will focus on the creation of ...

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County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs on completed development projects and boost workplace skills

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Business development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs. The total value of the 15 projects completed since the growth programme began in in 2014 is £160million. Projects which are currently being carried out are valued at £204million – £15million of which ...

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Rural businesses expand thanks to county growth funding

Mary Grice Soft Furnishings

Over 30 rural businesses in Staffordshire have expanded their operations thanks to a county council-managed growth funding programme. The Staffordshire LEADER programme has over £1million in funding until 2020 to support rural business growth. It aims to support projects which will create jobs or help rural businesses grow; with grants available to support farm productivity, micro and small enterprise, farm ...

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Work starts on new Keele University Management School and Smart Innovation Hub

Keele Management School

Construction of a multi-million pound facility that will house both Keele Management School and state-of-the-art facilities for business collaboration and incubation in a Smart Innovation Hub has begun. Partners and representatives from organisations across the region attended the event at Keele University, where they heard about the value of the new facility and details of its benefit to current and ...

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