Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has commissioned a new ‘Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Skills Hub’ to help support SME businesses in Staffordshire with the cost of bespoke training. The fund is available to businesses from any sector, who can receive up to 48 percent of the cost of a training course up to the value of £5000.

When Selina Rudzik needed “an extra pair of eyes and ears” to help her recruitment company reach its full potential, she knew who to turn to. As a mentor herself, Selina already knew the many advantages of joining the Let’s Do Mentoring programme at the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce, but as she states, “Sometimes you

Welcome to our new presidents

We are delighted to welcome our three new presidents! Each of them will be under 40 years of age when they take up office, a first in the Chambers’ history. New Staffordshire Chambers president, Matt Hubbard, is well known to many, having joined the Chamber in 2004 as a recent graduate of Staffordshire University with

Michelin Development are proud to have been instrumental in supporting a number of North Staffordshire businesses to invest and expand their operations. Thanks to funding received, JPR Solutions (UK) Limited were able to not only benefit from ongoing business support, but have also been able to invest in infrastructure and to take on a significant

The percentage of UK firms facing recruitment difficulties has returned to previous highs, while one in four businesses expect to increase headcount according to the UK’s largest survey of employers. Over half (54%) of British businesses recruited in the last three months, with nearly three quarters reporting recruitment difficulties, as skills shortages persist. One in

Surveying for our latest Quarterly Economic Survey is now open. We would love to hear from firms of all shapes and sizes – whether starts ups, sole traders, SMEs, medium sized or large corporations – to help create an accurate picture of the business landscape across Staffordshire. The QES survey results will allow us to

We’re excited to share that Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has been shortlisted for an award in the category of Enterprise Support Organisation of the Year at the National Enterprise Network Awards.   The nomination is for the success of the Chamber programmes Boosting Women in Business, Back Her Business and Start-Up Membership. These all aim

We want to say a big thank you to everyone who came along and was a part of this year’s Staffordshire Business Festival. Six hundred people joined us this week at Keele University for a range of talks, seminars and workshops. Day one launched with a keynote speech by Georg Ell, CEO of the digital

JCB’s award-winning first electric digger will be on display on the first day of the Staffordshire Business Festival on 5th November. Developed at JCB’s World Headquarters in Staffordshire and built at JCB Compact Products in Cheadle, Staffordshire, the digger has impressive eco credentials and is the industry’s first fully electric mini excavator. The digger has