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Keele University announces major new investment

Keele Management School

Keele University has announced plans to invest in a new multi-million pound state-of-the-art facility that houses both Keele Management School and incubated companies in a sector leading Smart Innovation Hub.  The new Management School has been funded by the University and the Denise Coates Foundation, after which the new building at the entrance to the University will be named. The ...

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Work set to begin on £15m town centre retail park development

Burntwood retail centre

Work is to begin within weeks on a much-anticipated £15 million retail development in the heart of Burntwood. LCP, one of the UK’s leading commercial property and investment companies, has been given the go ahead to develop the site of the former Olaf Johnson factory site, Cannock Road. Nick Burgess, managing director of LCP, which is based in Pensnett, West ...

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Superfast Staffordshire partnership reaches out to more rural communities on the day Britain achieves a major superfast milestone

The Superfast Staffordshire partnership – spearheaded by Staffordshire County Council and BT Group – today announced a major expansion which has seen it bring superfast fibre broadband to even more of the county’s smallest, most remote communities. The latest communities to benefit from the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out include: Blithbury, Brereton Cross, Brocton, Clifford’s Wood, Copmere End, Morston Court and Wetwood, ...

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Access works for county employment site completed as business operation begins

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Work to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site has been completed with its flagship company already operational. Staffordshire County Council carried out the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The new facility is already part-operational. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire has been ...

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Yoga studio wins first People’s Business Award Burton

People's Business Award

A yoga studio in Burton which operated from various community venues before setting up its permanent base in the town has won an inaugural award to champion local business. Calm Yoga was selected by judges of the People’s Business Award as overall winner after receiving public nominations and being praised by customers. The award, part of Staffordshire County Council’s Get ...

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Nominations roll in for People’s Business Award in Burton

People's Business Award

Over 100 nominations have been received for the inaugural People’s Business Award in Burton since its launch last week. Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is ...

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People’s Business Award recognises Burton’s best customer service

People's Business Award

Burton residents are being urged to nominate their favourite local business for a new award which recognises great customer service in their community. The People’s Business Award is being launched today in Burton as part of the county council’s Get Vocal About Local campaign. The award is being run in conjunction with Burton Small Business – a consortium of local ...

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Staffordshire sees year end with near full employment

Figures released today confirm that Staffordshire will go into 2018 with near full employment – with more business investment planned across the county. The number of people claiming out of work benefits in Staffordshire continues to be just one per cent of the local population, less than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) averages. On Friday ...

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Multi-million pound business investment creates thousands of Staffordshire jobs

Nurton Bridge

Investment totalling nearly £400million in Staffordshire business developments since 2014 will lead to the creation of over 13,000 jobs on schemes completed as part of the county council’s growth programme. A report published today states that since 2014, economy boosting projects with a total value of £383million have been completed, are under construction or being planned. Of this total, some ...

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Brewers back Burton businesses and urge people to get vocal and shop local

Burton Albion boss Nigel Clough is urging people in the town to shop local during the festive period and beyond as part of a campaign to boost trade for independent retailers. The club is backing Staffordshire County Council’s Get Vocal About Local Burton campaign which aims to promote the town’s traders by encouraging people to shop, eat and spend leisure ...

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