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Multi-million pound civic centre opens for business

The opening date has been set for the new civic centre hub designed to boost a town centre economy and save taxpayers millions of pounds. The £15.4 million, four storey Castle House, next to Queens Gardens in the centre of Newcastle, will open at 9am on Monday, July 23. Construction has been managed by Staffordshire County Council and the building ...

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Businesses celebrate ten-year anniversary of enterprise centre

Flat Vision

Small businesses based at one of Staffordshire County Council’s enterprise centres have been celebrating ten years of its provision of commercial space to aid growth. Lymedale Business Centre in Newcastle opened in 2008 and is now home to 36 small businesses, offering a broad range of goods and services. Across the county there are eight enterprise centres, offering both office, ...

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County’s growth programme set to deliver better paid jobs as near full employment continues

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

A decade-long economic growth programme for Staffordshire which could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs will also deliver better paid employment, the county’s economy leader has said. With statistics released today showing that just 1.3 per cent of Staffordshire’s population is claiming out of work benefits, Mark Winnington said the county council’s programme will focus on the creation of ...

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County growth programme set to deliver 20,000 jobs on completed development projects and boost workplace skills

i54 South Staffordshire expansion

Business development and infrastructure projects so far completed by the county council as part of a decade-long growth project could see the creation of nearly 20,000 jobs. The total value of the 15 projects completed since the growth programme began in in 2014 is £160million. Projects which are currently being carried out are valued at £204million – £15million of which ...

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Rural businesses expand thanks to county growth funding

Mary Grice Soft Furnishings

Over 30 rural businesses in Staffordshire have expanded their operations thanks to a county council-managed growth funding programme. The Staffordshire LEADER programme has over £1million in funding until 2020 to support rural business growth. It aims to support projects which will create jobs or help rural businesses grow; with grants available to support farm productivity, micro and small enterprise, farm ...

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Preparations continue for major engineering work

Engineers are preparing to remove around 20,000 tonnes of earth in one of the final, big steps towards completing a major new road junction. Workers will lower an embankment approximately 20 feet to allow the installation of new drains and utilities. They will also complete the outstanding stretch of the new A522 carriageway, footpaths and street lighting to connect it ...

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Work starts on new Keele University Management School and Smart Innovation Hub

Keele Management School

Construction of a multi-million pound facility that will house both Keele Management School and state-of-the-art facilities for business collaboration and incubation in a Smart Innovation Hub has begun. Partners and representatives from organisations across the region attended the event at Keele University, where they heard about the value of the new facility and details of its benefit to current and ...

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£70m regional partnership showcased to Government minister

Andrew Griffiths visit

Plans to support over 1,000 innovative businesses as part of a £70million research-led regional collaboration have been showcased to a Government minister this week. Seven hundred jobs are being created as a result of the New Keele Deal – which is seeing Keele University work with Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local ...

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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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