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Everyone in our 21,500-strong team has the opportunity to help deliver first-class services. As the biggest employer in Staffordshire, we reward their contribution by giving them the room they need to develop, the training they need to succeed plus a positive attitude to flexible working.

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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Area’s investment potential showcased to top UK executives

Business leaders from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent have hailed the UK Corporate Games as a real success, showcasing the area as a leading place for investment. This was the second time the area was chosen to hold the national event, which is Europe’s biggest multisport games for business. During the weekend over 4,000 competitors from over 60 companies battled it ...

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Businesses to share expertise at national networking event in Staffordshire

Right for Business

Staffordshire companies of all sizes can meet business leaders and support experts from a range of organisations at a session held as part of a national corporate event. The UK Corporate Games Business Networking Event will see business leaders from across the region attending from participating organisations. Support experts from Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Stoke-on-Trent & ...

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Near full employment and major economic development continue in Staffordshire

Branston Locks

Near full employment is continuing in Staffordshire as major economic development projects continue to progress. Latest figures issued today show that 1.3 per cent of the local working age population is claiming out of work benefits, lower than both regional (2.8 per cent) and national (2.1 per cent) averages. The Staffordshire figure has remained the same for the last three ...

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Temporary road closure for major engineering work

Part of an A-road near Uttoxeter will be closed for 10 weeks to allow one of the final stages of a multi-million pound road junction. The A522 will be completely closed to vehicles, just west of Tunnicliffe Way, 24-hours-a-day from July 16 to September 28. The closure is to allow the removal of the embankment which raises the A522 up ...

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Hundreds turn out to cheer on IRONMAN 70.3 Staffordshire competitors

Lorraine and Caitlen Florey

Hundreds of spectators turned out in force to cheer on competitors in Staffordshire’s fourth ever IRONMAN competition. Communities across Staffordshire came out to offer their support along the route, which saw more than 2300 people complete a 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike ride and 13.1 mile run through stunning Staffordshire countryside. The day started off at Chasewater, where professional ...

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