Plans to replace five former sheltered housing schemes with new homes for the city’s residents can now be revealed for the first time. Stoke-on-Trent City Council agreed to demolish five decommissioned schemes as part of a Sheltered Housing Review, back in November 2018, and last year work started to clear each of the sites. Now […]
Stoke-on-Trent has been named as one of the leading locations in the United Kingdom for the take-up of apprenticeships. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has been a driving force for the uptake of apprenticeships by offering them to its own workforce since the launch of the apprenticeship levy in April 2017 and also sharing its levy with […]
Specialist B2B marketing agency Lesniak Swann has welcomed a new account executive to its expanding team based in Stoke on Trent. The new hire, Hine, will work in the agency’s account management team which develops and delivers creative marketing campaigns for big, international clients in sectors such as construction, energy and engineering. Joel […]
Plans have been approved for the Transforming Cities programme of works to Station Road in Stoke to create an attractive and welcoming space outside Stoke-on-Trent’s main rail station. Proposals for Station Road were approved at a Stoke-on-Trent City Council Planning Committee today (Wednesday 14 February). Members showed their support for the new public realm […]
Businesses encouraged to take advantage of apprenticeship levy-share during National Apprenticeship Week
Businesses and organisations across Stoke-on-Trent are being encouraged to take advantage of the Government-funded apprenticeship levy share scheme, as part of celebrations for National Apprenticeship Week (5-11 February 2024). The Apprenticeship Levy was introduced by the government to help fund apprenticeships and is designed to put the funding in the hands of employers to invest […]
Saving businesses water and energy – and reducing carbon emissions – leads to award haul for water retailer Water Plus
Water Plus, the UK’s largest business water retailer, has won six more awards in 2023, covering water conservation and a gold award for carbon reduction, for its work with organisations in England and Scotland. It’s now won another four Green Apple Environment Awards, including an award for supporting habitats in communities, after winning two customer […]
Universities across the Midlands announce new international campaign to attract global R&D investment to the UK
To coincide with this week’s UK Global Investment Summit, the Midlands Engine Partnership, Midlands Innovation and Midlands Enterprise Universities have today [27 November] launched an innovative new campaign to drive international investment into research and development across the Midlands. With support from the Department of Science, Innovation and Technology’s Tactical Fund, the GREAT Campaign, UK […]
GivEnergy, leading energy storage manufacturer, is thrilled to announce the purchase of an additional property neighbouring its current HQ. This latest property acquisition opens the potential to create a multi-building headquarters complex in the heart of Newcastle under Lyme. Earlier in 2023, GivEnergy purchased Osprey House on Brymbo Road. The company turned the previously abandoned […]
Keele University’s new Digital Society Institute, housed inside the new Innovation Centre 7 building on the Keele campus, has officially been launched with an event on campus. The new Institute has been created to both address the challenges, and make the most of the opportunities, created by the digital revolution. The vision for the Digital […]
STOKE-ON-TRENT’S newest regeneration project has reached a major new milestone. Construction of Capital&Centric’s Goods Yard has reached its highest point, with the 10-floor, 34m new build that will house some 174 design-led rental apartments now standing tall over the Trent & Mersey Canal. With the main structure now done, work will soon start to […]
Specialist B2B marketing agency Lesniak Swann is gearing up for a prestigious night at the construction industry’s biggest marketing awards ceremony after being nominated for a remarkable fourteen gongs. With a strong heritage supporting construction industry brands, the Stoke based agency has won recognition for its work in a range of disciplines for its clients […]
Smithfield Works Shortlisted for ‘Regeneration Project of the Year’ at Insider West Midlands Property Awards
Smithfield Works, located within the heart of Stoke-on-Trent’s transformative Smithfield development, has been shortlisted for the prestigious ‘Regeneration Project of the Year’ award at the Insider West Midlands Property Awards. The award recognises the significant impact of the project on the local economy and community.
A £400m investment fund to support the growth of small and medium-sized businesses across the Midlands is on course to be launched early next year. The Midlands Engine Investment Fund II (MEIF II) is being delivered by the British Business Bank, bringing the total it has specifically earmarked for investment in the region to over £700m since 2017.
Creative UK has launched a new £35 million fund called Creative Growth Finance II (CGF II) to support the growth of the UK’s creative industries sector. The ambitious investment fund aims to help the UK creative industry meet targets set in the UK Government and Creative Industries Council’s recently published Sector Vision to grow by £50 billion and create one million additional jobs by 2030.
An interactive heritage trail highlighting Stoke-on-Trent’s rich history is being developed in the city. Stoke-on-Trent City Council has launched the Living Heritage City Trail spanning seven culturally-significant locations between Stoke and Hanley. The two-year pilot scheme, which has been funded with £100,000 from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF), aims to showcase Stoke-on-Trent’s […]
A custom-built automated powder coating system has revolutionised production processes at Broxap Street Furniture as part of a £3m-plus sustainable manufacturing project. The introduction of the system is the latest stage in a huge transformation project for the Staffordshire-based firm, which has seen it make sweeping changes to support a more sustainable operation. The first […]
BCRS Business Loans has passed another milestone by supporting more than 250 businesses in the West Midlands through the Midlands Engine Investment Fund’s Small Business Loans Fund.
BCRS, which specialises in funding for businesses that struggle to access finance from traditional lenders, has lent over £16m to 267 companies through the MEIF, a collaboration between the British Business Bank and 10 local enterprise partnerships in the West, East and South Midlands. The lending has led to 2,681 jobs being safeguarded, with a further 1,035 roles created.
Staffordshire University is the first UK university to become an Unreal Authorised Training Centre Our authorised training centre will form the cornerstone of our support for industry, schools and colleges CPD in games development, virtual production, simulations, VR and the host of sectors for whom Unreal Engine will be core software. We are pleased to […]
An industry-leading metal fabrication company has notched up a record-breaking million-pound sales month. Grenville Engineering based in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, achieved the milestone in June – with company bosses putting it down to a dedicated and exceptional team and an “unwavering commitment to excellence”. Sales Director Stuart Rawlinson said: “We are absolutely thrilled and proud to announce […]
A Stoke-on-Trent-based design and marketing agency has played a pivotal promotional role in the UK launch of the world’s first saliva pregnancy test.
Lawrence Davis has designed the packaging and branding as well as devised the marketing campaign and social media strategy for the pioneering Salistick™.
Browns Distribution, in Stoke-on-Trent, has been shortlisted for three top industry awards.
They are in the running for Logistics Service Provider of the Year at the UK Warehousing Association (UKWA) Awards for Excellence and have been shortlisted for both Haulier of the Year and the Customer Care Award at the Motor Transport Awards.
A North Staffordshire manufacturer of household and vehicle cleaning products is pressing the button on a major investment drive. Future Developments (Manufacturing), which has blended and made chemicals that go into more than 1500 different products, is spending more than £500,000 on creating an additional 15,000 sq ft production facility at its Davenport Street home […]
Michelin Development fund helps Patera Engineering move forward to create high-quality, skilled jobs
A family-run engineering business in North Staffordshire is continuing to grow thanks to support from one of the world’s biggest tyre manufacturers. Patera Engineering has a long-term relationship with Michelin Tyre whose UK commercial headquarters is in Stoke-on-Trent. Patera has benefited for eight years from the Michelin Development fund, which supports regeneration of the local business community and […]
An ex-dairy farmer who changed tack to set up a nursery business has scooped a Gold Medal at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show at the first attempt. Barry Proctor of Proctors Nursery in Brown Edge scooped the accolade for his Great Pavilion exhibit which featured a “Potteries Tea Hut”. His display of herbaceous perennials and annuals wowed visitors to […]