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Apprentices recognised at graduation ceremony

Over 130 apprentices from across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent took centre stage for this year’s Apprenticeship Graduation Ceremony. The apprentices and their families were joined by local employers and training providers to celebrate the completion of their training. Apprentices from engineering, education, retail and enterprise, business and management, health and care and IT were all recognised for their achievements. 20-year-old Matt ...

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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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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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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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