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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

Latest News

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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District sees near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to multi-million pound Superfast Staffordshire partnership

Cannock Chase district now has near total fibre broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme – with most of Staffordshire also able to connect. The Superfast Staffordshire programme, run jointly with Openreach and the government’s Broadband Delivery UK (BDUK) programme, has helped to enable 99.3 per cent of Cannock Chase district to connect to speeds of 24mbps and above ...

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Staffordshire employment site fully occupied as latest development starts

Four Ashes Park

Work has started on the latest development at a Staffordshire business park which will site up to 1,300 jobs and forms part of a high growth zone near the M54. Midlands developer First Pannatoni has begun its 440,000 sq ft speculative unit at the Four Ashes Business Park in South Staffordshire which means the site is now fully occupied. The industrial facility, to be ...

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Staffordshire set to get smart through digital innovation partnership

Staffordshire University

People and businesses in Staffordshire will join the county’s digital surge to improve lives and productivity thanks to an emerging new partnership. Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire University will be working together to explore a range of opportunities to support a thriving local economy and improve people’s lives by making the most of the latest technology. The university is renowned ...

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Strong future growth plans set to deliver better paid county jobs

i54 South Staffordshire

Planned business growth developments in Staffordshire will support the creation of thousands of better paid jobs as near full employment continues, the county’s economy leader has said. Latest out of work claimant count figures released today show’s Staffordshire’s figure stands at just 1.2 per cent of the county population, lower than both regional (2.6 per cent) and national (two per ...

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