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Staffordshire’s position as innovative contributor to UK industrial strategy highlighted by Chancellor visit

The Chancellor’s visit to the new Staffordshire base of a global energy firm on the day the UK’s Industrial Strategy launch demonstrates the area’s position as a key contributor, the county council leader has said. Chancellor Philip Hammond visited the new GE facilities at the county council-developed Redhill Business Park yesterday. The company, which is Stafford’s biggest employer, is expanding ...

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Commitment agreed to support creation of high quality jobs at Staffordshire innovation centre

IC5 Keel

A commitment to support the construction of a new innovation centre at one of Staffordshire’s leading employment sites has been agreed by the county council’s cabinet. A £2.02million investment in Innovation Centre 6 (IC6) at Keele University Science and Innovation Park was approved this morning. It follows the completion last August of Innovation Centre 5 (IC5) at the site using ...

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Rural businesses expand with grant help

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Innovative rural businesses looking to create more jobs have received grant help to launch or expand. Successful applicants are an adult dementia day care centre, forestry management business, a growing B&B and an up-market soft furnishings maker. Gill Heath, Staffordshire County Council’s cabinet support member for Environment and Rural Issues, said: Staffordshire has a good reputation for providing the major ...

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Bridge installation progresses at Staffordshire regeneration site

Nurton Bridge

Construction of a new road bridge giving access to a multi-million pound business and housing development near Burton has progressed with the installation of its beams. The new bridge forms part of the access to the Branston Locks development near Burton. Staffordshire County Council is carrying out the project, which includes realigning Branston Road. It will lead to 400 acres ...

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Innovative company starts operations at new Staffordshire base

The latest addition to a Staffordshire business park has started operations at its new base as the county continues to see near full employment. HellermannTyton has relocated to Cannock’s Kingswood Lakeside – a site created by Staffordshire County Council from an old open cast mine. The company is a leading cable management manufacturer of products for fastening, fixing and protecting ...

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Thousands more Staffordshire households and businesses to get fibre broadband boost thanks to £5 million pound expansion

The Superfast Staffordshire broadband partnership has announced a major £5.1 million expansion that will enable around 6,200 households and businesses in some of the county’s smallest communities to access the information superhighway for the first time. Around 40 additional communities have been earmarked for upgrades as part of the multi-million pound roll-out, lead partners Staffordshire County Council and BT announced ...

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Young entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas to county’s Dragons

Entrepreneurs on the Staffordshire Young Enterprise programme have been pitching their business ideas to some of the county’s business chiefs in a Dragons’ Den style event. The event on Tuesday 22 November at Michelin Headquarters in Stoke saw Years 10 & 13 pupils from 13 schools from across north Staffordshire and the city. Ideas pitched included a wood burner brick ...

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County council backs businesses with town centre parking scheme

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A temporary scheme to enable people to park for longer in Stafford town centre if they’re using one of the businesses located there is being launched by the county council. The county council’s highways team and economic growth leader Mark Winnington met with local traders last week about parking issues at the north end of the town centre. With the ...

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Business developments pick up pace as drive to create better skilled jobs continues

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Development at several business sites supported by the county council is gathering pace as the drive to create better quality jobs continues with near full employment in Staffordshire. Statistics issued by the ONS today show that the Staffordshire claimant count decreased slightly between September and October and stands at 0.9 per cent of the local population (compared to one per ...

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