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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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Tamworth Enterprise Centre declared officially open for business

Tamworth Enterprise Centre

The brand new Tamworth Enterprise Centre has been declared officially open for business with a ribbon cutting and plaque unveiling ceremony this week. Housed in the former Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street, the state-of-the-art business hub provides modern serviced offices to rent, well-appointed meeting rooms for hire, an executive business lounge, virtual offices, conference facilities, superfast broadband, Wi-Fi, interactive ...

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Next phase of works to create access to county employment site set to start

Gestamp site

The next phase of works to create access to a major new Staffordshire employment site will move to its next phase at the end of July. Staffordshire County Council is carrying the works to improve 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 ...

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Demand for new Tamworth Enterprise Centre ‘exceeds all expectations’

Tamworth Enterprise Centre

The brand new Tamworth Enterprise Centre is now open for business, providing modern serviced offices to rent, meeting rooms for hire and state-of-the-art facilities for small businesses in the area. The former Philip Dix Centre in Corporation Street has been renamed Philip Dix House and transformed into a business hub complete with16 fully serviced offices to rent, three well-appointed meeting ...

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New fibre broadband connection secures business’s county location

Digital by Default

A small business located in rural southern Staffordshire says it is committed to staying in the county after being able to connect to recently installed superfast fibre broadband. The fibre connection to the offices of creative digital agency Digital by Default has been made possible by the Superfast Staffordshire programme – a partnership between the county council, BT and the ...

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Digital minister hails ‘great success’ of superfast broadband roll-out as it gets £1.7 million boost

Mark Winnington

More than 1,300 further households and businesses across the county are to get access to superfast fibre broadband as a result of a £1.7 million boost to the Superfast Staffordshire roll-out, lead partners Staffordshire County Council and BT have announced. The funding comes from savings made earlier on in the roll-out and additional investment from BT and the Government. Superfast ...

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Businesses can find out how they can access support and create new industry hubs

Rural Enterprise Programme

Small and medium-sized Staffordshire businesses can find out more about how they could get the backing to transform under-utilised buildings into productive use and access a range of support at an event next month. The Grow Your Workspace workshop on July 27 will help businesses understand Staffordshire County Council’s Rural Enterprise Programme and how to apply for grants. There will ...

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Connecting business to fastest broadband speeds in the country

A county council partnership programme is supporting businesses to potentially access some of the fastest broadband speeds in the country. Today’s Which? report into national broadband speeds placed Tamworth as being the best in the country for being able to connect to fast broadband speeds, with an average of 30.4 megabits per second (mbps). According to the independent Think Broadband site, 99.8 ...

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Eight hundred jobs set to be created at Staffordshire business site

Kingswood Lakeside

Nearly eight hundred jobs are set to be created by three new developments at a Staffordshire business site with the county council now agreeing the sale of the final plot. The jobs boost comes as Staffordshire continues to see near full employment, with today’s unemployment claimant count figure for the county remaining at just 1.1 per cent – lower than ...

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