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Dougie Mac Christmas News

Christmas Poster Campaign Join other local organisations that are choosing to make it a ‘Dougie Mac Christmas’ with the Christmas Poster Campaign. This Christmas, Dougie Mac is asking you to ‘Be a Deer’ and instead of sending cards to colleagues, download and write your greeting on our Christmas Poster and make a donation to Dougie […]

Share a Song with Make Some Noise This Christmas!

Local music charity Make Some Noise is inviting people of all ages to Share a Song with them this December as part of their 12 days for Christmas Campaign.   Make Some Noise is passionate about music and believes music brings people together, particularly children and young people and can be used as a catalyst for […]

Staffordshire Gift Guide

Are you in need of some Christmas gifts-piration? Lucky for you we have browsed some of our members wares for Staffordshire based Christmas gift ideas! Homeware Do you have a lover of homeware in your life? Give a Pinterest perfect gift from Jo Hill Textiles, a luxury collection of contemporary design, perfect for people who […]

Pensions experts advise businesses to keep on top of their auto enrolment responsibilities 

Employers both large and small should beware of being caught out by auto enrolment rules, Richard Jacobs Pensions has warned. The first round of auto enrolment is now complete but companies cannot simply forget about the scheme, said Sarah Gorton, Corporate Schemes Coordinator at the Newcastle-under-Lyme-based pensions experts. “Auto enrolment has been a major success, […]

Harness the power of IT

The IT operating model at a business should provide a framework that guides information technology investment and helps a business to achieve its objectives. A clear vision of the future state of the IT environment will also help Staffordshire businesses set the route they need to take to achieve their goals. Most importantly, the operating […]

Digital Marketing agency expands with new jobs and new HQ

Digital marketing company ExtraMile Communications has completed a £60,000 expansion into new Staffordshire headquarters, as well as creating four new jobs and launching an office in London’s Monument area. The Staffordshire agency, which specialises in multilingual website development and search marketing, has relocated from its previous headquarters in Eccleshall to a new 3,000 sq ft […]


One of the UK’s largest builder’s merchants has invested in 500 new JCB machines worth more than £7 million, for its Tool Hire division.         Travis Perkins has bought a fleet of JCB mini excavators and One Tonne High Tip site dumpers to further strengthen its UK-wide tool hire business. This brings […]

County celebrates small businesses with thousands supported by Staffordshire growth hub

Staffordshire will celebrate small business success this weekend and its support and advice hub which has now backed nearly 4,000 businesses. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub offers advice and guidance on a wide variety of business-related issues, as well as signposting companies to organisations offering specialist support. This weekend the county council is marking […]

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