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JCB expansion great boost for Staffordshire manufacturing, says county leader

JCB’s £50m new cab production facility at its Uttoxeter headquarters will be a huge boost for Staffordshire and UK manufacturing and demonstrates investor confidence, the county council leader said today. The 350,000 sq ft JCB Cab Systems plant is being built next to the A50 – creating 200 jobs and doubling cab production. Staffordshire County Council leader Philip Atkins said: ...

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Businesses to share expertise at national networking event in Staffordshire

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Staffordshire companies of all sizes can meet business leaders and support experts from a range of organisations at a session held as part of a national corporate event. The UK Corporate Games Business Networking Event will see business leaders from across the region attending from participating organisations. Support experts from Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Stoke-on-Trent & ...

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Near full employment and major economic development continue in Staffordshire

Branston Locks

Near full employment is continuing in Staffordshire as major economic development projects continue to progress. Latest figures issued today show that 1.3 per cent of the local working age 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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County’s vision for future growth in post-Brexit economy presented on national stage

Neil Parish MP visit

Staffordshire set out its position as a leader in driving the national debate for county areas on the developing industrial strategy and post-Brexit economy to a Government select committee chairman yesterday. The county council’s All Party Member Group on external affairs met Neil Parish MP at yesterday’s Staffordshire County Show. The group presented Mr Parish with its initial findings on ...

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Employers invited to give their views on skills training

Skills development

Employers throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being invited to give their views on skills training in the region at a series of breakfast meetings being organised by the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) during June. Developing a skilled workforce to help create a thriving economy and prosperous communities is a key priority for the LEP, and employers are ...

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Staffordshire sets out vision for future growth in post-Brexit economy

Philip Atkins

Staffordshire will set out its position as a leader in driving the national debate for county areas on the developing industrial strategy and post-Brexit economy to a Government select committee chairman next week. The county council’s all party member group on external affairs will meet Neil Parish MP at Thursday’s Staffordshire County Show. They will set out initial findings on ...

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Near full employment continues with strong investor confidence in county

Kingswood Lakeside

Investor confidence in Staffordshire is being demonstrated with the construction of new speculative developments as near full employment continues, the county’s economic growth leader said today. Mark Winnington said new development will lead to more jobs, with latest statistics showing that just 1.3 per cent of the local population is claiming out of work benefits. This is the same rate ...

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Major road scheme delivering multi-million pound development completed

Branston Locks

A major Staffordshire road project which will pave the way to a multi-million pound business, housing and leisure development near Burton has been completed. The Branston Locks development will see 400 acres of land immediately west of the A38 developed with 2,500 new homes, a range of community facilities and a 50-acre employment site, which will be known as Quintus. ...

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Recognition for growth boosting Staffordshire road schemes

Tamworth rail bridge

Three major highways schemes in Staffordshire have been recognised by a top industry body for their quality of design and enabling the delivery of future economic growth. The county council and its partner Amey received the recognition by the Institute of Highway Engineers last week. The projects were improving the centre of Newcastle-under-Lyme for pedestrians and cyclists; creating the gateway ...

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Staffordshire companies honoured in Queen’s Awards for Enterprise

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Five Staffordshire companies have been recognised for their contribution to business in the 2018 Queen’s Awards for Enterprise The companies have been recognised for their outstanding achievements in areas including innovation, international trade, sustainable development and promoting opportunity through social mobility. The awards were made to: Addmaster Ltd (Stafford) Busy Bee Nurseries (Shenstone) Cobra Biologics (Keele) Swift-Cut Automation Ltd (Tatenhill) ...

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