The expression of interest window has opened for employers looking to receive Silver and Gold Award status in 2021 through the Ministry of Defence’s Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS). The Employer Recognition Scheme, now in its eighth year, recognises those companies that support the Armed Forces community by proactively demonstrating a forces-friendly approach as part of

A hybrid External Wall Insulation (EWI) design created by Structherm Ltd has earned them an INCA (The Insulated Render and Cladding Association) award for Refurbishment. The innovative design was created for use in an energy efficiency improvement project delivered by Unitas Stoke-on Trent Ltd. Unitas, Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s repairs and property maintenance company, initially worked

A national pilot project conducted this year in Staffordshire has produced results indicating that the use of the Facebook Portal device by vulnerable people and residents of care homes, during the Covid-19 pandemic, substantially reduced feelings of separation, loneliness, and isolation. Beginning in early 2020, at the initial height of the Covid-19 pandemic, the project

Football may have been off, but the winter training coats are on, thanks to Mitten Clarke’s employees. They’ve provided the assist to Blurton Reds FC under 10’s boys and Blurton Ruby FC under 9’s girls teams, who are first to net a win from the company’s Great Ideas Grant. Award-winning Chartered Accountancy firm, Mitten Clarke,

A Stafford dance and exercise venue is helping brighten-up the north end of the town centre with a colourful display that shows people ‘what goes on upstairs’. The graphics – showing the spacious facilities offered within the second-floor studio and the types of dances and exercise sessions that it hosts – have been applied to

The 848 Group, a leading managed services and IT solutions provider based in Stafford, has been awarded a place on the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5) framework. The agreement (which replaces the existing DOS4 framework) is designed to simplify the procurement and delivery of digital solutions and services for public

Sustainability remains a top priority for over a third (37%) of businesses, in spite of Covid-19 recovery and profitability concerns. New research reveals that organisations are even prioritising sustainability ahead of preparing for hard recession, growth plans, and managing post-Brexit challenges. The survey of over 250 senior decision makers with responsibility for green initiatives across

Funded training to fill skills gaps

NJF Brickwork are a construction company based in Stafford. When the company was approached by PM Training offering funded training for their workforce through the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme, it was just the support the business had been looking for. SSW is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized

A Stoke-on-Trent glazing company is celebrating its 10th birthday in a year which saw them land their biggest ever public sector contracts. Central Glass & Windows has continued to grow even during the pandemic, taking on two new apprentices in 2020 and will be actively seeking further qualified installers in the coming months. Founded in December