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Backing Staffordshire enterprise on Small Business Saturday

Small Business Saturday

Small business success in Staffordshire is being marked by the county council as part of a national event this week. The county council backs hundreds of small companies through its business support package which includes its enterprise centres for start-up and fledgling businesses and its business loan scheme. It also helps to deliver the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub on ...

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Pledge to support Burton traders this Small Business Saturday

Get Vocal About Local

Burton shoppers are being urged to pledge their support for town centre traders in the run-up to a national campaign day to support small businesses. To mark Small Business Saturday, people can pledge to shop locally through social media as part of the Get Vocal About Local Burton promotion. Get Vocal About Local Burton was launched by the county council ...

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Get Vocal About Local for Burton’s Black Friday bargains

Get Vocal About Local

Shoppers in and around Burton are being urged to make the most of local deals this Black Friday, share the news and help boost town businesses. The Get Vocal About Local Burton campaign was launched by the county council last week to promote all that’s great about the town and encourage people to shop, eat and spend leisure time there. ...

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Burton shoppers and businesses urged to Get Vocal About Local

Get Vocal About Local

Shoppers and businesses in and around Burton are being urged to get vocal about all that’s great about their town and encourage others to shop, eat and spend leisure time there. The Get Vocal About Local campaign is being run by Staffordshire County Council with the support of businesses and aims to help increase footfall in Burton in the run-up ...

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County continues to see near full employment with more job creation on way

Kingswood Lakeside

Staffordshire is continuing to see near full employment with just one per cent of the local population claiming out of work benefits, figures released today show. This is the same as last month, though with slightly fewer claimants, and is lower than both regional (2.3 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) figures. Staffordshire’s economic growth leader Mark Winnington said: ...

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Latest development at Staffordshire business park given green light

Rapida Kingswood Lakeside

Work on the latest unit at a county council-developed business park in Cannock will now get under way after being granted planning approval this week. The 102,000 sq ft Rapida development at Kingswood Lakeside is being marketed for manufacturing or logistics and is set to be available for occupation next year. It is being built by Midlands-based Trebor Developments and ...

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Further business expansion paves way for more county jobs

Gestamp South Staffordshire

Further business expansion in Staffordshire announced this month will strengthen its position as a place of opportunity with near full employment, the county’s economic growth leader has said. The latest unemployment claimant count figure for Staffordshire released today is just one per cent of the local population, lower than both the regional (2.4 per cent) and national (1.9 per cent) ...

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Final phase of access works for county employment site gets under way

Gestamp site

Work to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site is continuing this month as the project reaches its final stage. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, ...

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Latest phase of access works for county employment site takes place next week

Gestamp site

The latest phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site will take place next week. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to create access to the Four Ashes site, paving the way for the relocation of automotive parts manufacturer Gestamp. The 52-acre site in South Staffordshire is being developed by Bericote Properties, providing 900,000 ...

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Development of business sites and people’s skills a county priority as near full employment continues

Tamworth Enterprise Centre

Staffordshire’s fast pace business site development and creation of new space for small enterprise will see more job creation to ensure near full employment continues, the county’s economy leader has said. Today’s unemployment claimant count statistics for Staffordshire show a figure of just one per cent of the local population – a reduction of on last month and lower than ...

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