Staffordshire’s summer employment figures remain encouraging, says economic growth leader Staffordshire’s mid-summer out-of-work claimant count statistics show that the county is retaining a position of having near full employment. Mark Winnington, Staffordshire County Council’s economic growth leader, said every effort is being made to ensure this continues with major development projects getting under way and

Opportunities for our Members

Take a look at the latest business and funding opportunities:  EIS Industrial Fuel Switching programme PHASE 3 of the BEIS Industrial Fuel Switching programme, which aims to stimulate investment in fuel switching processes and technologies, is open to expressions of interest until August 21. This phase offers £17.8m for implementation and demonstration, which can include

100% Match Funding Scheme

Transition Law, a law firm based in Cannock have announced a system of 100% match funding to assist businesses afford the costs of their GDPR compliance. GDPR compliance is a statutory requirement for all businesses regardless of size. However, in some small businesses, cash-flow difficulties leaves them prioritising other matters, which exposes them to high

Aspire Housing has joined a national lobby, calling on the government to use £2bn in unclaimed financial assets to create a Community Wealth Fund. The Newcastle-based housing association is among the first 100 organisations to join the Community Wealth Fund Alliance, campaigning for strategic, long-term funding to support the communities who need it the most.

The Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce are pleased to have been awarded a “Good” rating in the SEL Group’s Plastic Users, Shops, Services and Hospitality Audit (PLuSH). Already certified to ISO 14001: 2015, the Chamber are always looking at ways to improve their environmental practices and the QEST Group invited Dr Dawn Pope to carry out

M6 Toll Business Survey

Andy Cliffe, CEO of the M6toll, is making it his mission to ensure local businesses and commuters know that the road is for them, every bit as much as it is for through traffic and long distance drivers: “There is a common misconception that the M6toll is only really for long distance traffic.  That means

Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce have teamed up with Hays Recruitment to launch our eighth annual regional salary/recruitment survey. The aim of the survey is to provide local businesses with an insight into local salary information, so they can make clear decisions on the salaries required to secure the very best candidates. The report provides a

The Chamber is seeking comprehensive external audit services to be in place from 31st March 2020 for a period of three years, with an option to extend for a further two years. Please note that whilst this is initially a three year contract, performance will be reviewed on an annual basis and re-appointment will be

A £55million programme to boost people’s skills and employment prospects across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire has launched a new round of targeted programmes. The European Social Fund Operational Programme has so far seen £37million invested in a range of programmes since 2014 which by March this year had seen nearly 20,000 people participate with over 9,000