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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

Simple Shared Healthcare (SSHC) is a social enterprise based in Stoke-on-Trent and founded by Phil O’Connell. Their telehealth services are supporting patients’ health from Staffordshire to Australia, helping people self-care for their medical conditions. Stoke-on-Trent IT innovator Phil O’Connell has spent years perfecting telehealth services supporting patients with health needs, from heart problems to mental

Apprentices attended a workshop on Tuesday 22nd October as part of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce’s new programme, NexGen, which aims to support the skills development of young apprentices in the county. The workshop, ‘Introduction to Relationship Management and Stakeholder Communications’, covered the basics of good relationship management to build long standing relationships. 12 apprentices from

A long-term plan to coordinate future development and economic growth opportunities across Staffordshire has been approved by the county council’s cabinet.   The county’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan (SIP) will support the construction of new homes and ensure these communities are provided with job opportunities, high quality transport, leisure facilities and excellent digital connections. It will

A Staffordshire contract cleaning company is moving into new markets following a £50,000 cash injection from Michelin Development. Cheadle-based Moorland Contract Cleaning is using the funding to launch a new division, providing janitorial supplies that feature greener formulations and sustainable packaging. Over the next three years, the business is forecasting turnover to double and more

The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) and Bibby Financial Services (BFS) have revealed that uncertainty around Brexit, tariffs and exchange rate volatility are holding back the potential of many UK exporters. The recent survey included 1,140 internationally active UK businesses, and found that general uncertainty around Brexit was considered the top barrier to export, listed

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce members will be able to check out customers’ credit-worthiness and access a 5.2m business database at a discounted rate as part of a deal with information services firm Experian The Chamber B2B Listbuilder gives members access to the Experian database of email, post and telephone information for businesses, while the Staffordshire

The British Chambers of Commerce today publishes an evaluation of official UK Government guidance to businesses on critical operational issues in the event of an unwanted ‘no deal’ exit on 31st October.   The leading business group has found that, at the time of publication, 31 of 36 business-critical areas are still marked amber or red, indicating that firms

Over two-fifths (43%) of businesses have had employees absent from work for more than four weeks due to ill health in the last two years, according to new research by the British Chambers of Commerce and Unum. The overriding impacts of staff absences are operational (88%) and on staff morale (76%) according to the results

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