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RGF cash 'getting to businesses quicker'

The speed at which cash from the Regional Growth Fund (RGF) is reaching businesses has quickened, according to the findings of a new report. But the flagship government scheme narrowly missed its job creation target for the first three rounds. More

23/07/14 08:03 | 61 reads | News

Funding information from Staffordshire County Council

Funding information from Staffordshire County Council

Staffordshire County Council have an excellent and highly experienced team who have in depth knowledge of UK and EU funding available to businesses in Staffordshire More

21/07/14 11:49 | 55 reads | Business Support

Staffordshire LEADER Programme - Support for Rural Communities

Staffordshire LEADER Programme - Support for Rural Communities

Complete our online Survey which will be available until 31st July 2014 We need your views on projects for support More

21/07/14 10:54 | 82 reads | News

Shop Local – South Staffordshire - Businesses as well as the public

Shop Local – South Staffordshire - Businesses as well as the public

A call from the South Staffordshire Council for commercial businesses and consumers to buy more from local suppliers More

01/07/14 08:46 | 114 reads | News

Fifteen Digital looks forward to further growth after doubling in size and more than tripling turnover

Fifteen Digital looks forward to further growth after doubling in size and more than tripling turnover

IT and marketing specialist Fifteen Digital is heading towards the £2 million turnover mark as it continues to expand reports The Sentinel More

30/06/14 13:35 | 120 reads | News

British Business Bank invests £800m to get lending flowing

British Business Bank invests £800m to get lending flowing

Almost £800m has been lent to more than 30,000 small and mid-sized companies (SMEs) by the British Business Bank (BBB) in the past financial year, according to figures released by the government. More

30/06/14 08:10 | 139 reads | News

£24m fund launched for car part manufacturers

£24m fund launched for car part manufacturers

£24m fund launched for car part manufacturers More

27/06/14 08:36 | 123 reads | News

High Growth Investment Programme for Staffordshire Businesses

High Growth Investment Programme for Staffordshire Businesses

Are you a fast growing business in Stoke or Staffordshire? Do you need to raise finance? More

25/06/14 14:45 | 98 reads | Business Support

Small Business Grant

Small Business Grant

Grant funding aimed at businesses who are ineligible for other funding, e.g. retail, tourism, professional services. More

25/06/14 14:14 | 81 reads | Business Support

Suppliers offered direct access to leading OEMs at manufacturing show

Suppliers offered direct access to leading OEMs at manufacturing show

Businesses in the West Midlands will have the chance to market their services and products to some of the leading players in the manufacturing industry at a special trade show today. More

25/06/14 08:26 | 126 reads | News

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Chinese investors lined up to visit StokeChinese investors lined up to visit Stoke

Stoke on Trent could be the next area to benefit from Chinese investment after business leaders from the country met city officials. More

24/06/14 11:55 | 118 reads | News

Free Help for any business in Tamworth Borough Council area- Support4TamworthFree Help for any business in Tamworth Borough Council area- Support4Tamworth

Don’t battle on with that difficult problem, call for help: More

24/06/14 11:43 | 364 reads | Business Support

Stoke\Stoke's creative firms showcased to Prince of Wales as part of export drive

Creative firms in Stoke-on-Trent will showcase their wares to The Prince of Wales today as part of a focus on the city’s efforts to boost its overseas sales volumes. More

24/06/14 09:03 | 101 reads | News

RGF payments \RGF payments 'on track' says Fallon, despite criticism

Regional Growth Fund (RGF) payments remain on track, according to business minister Michael Fallon, despite criticism regarding how long it takes for recipients to get their grants. More

24/06/14 08:44 | 125 reads | News

“It takes 20 years to build a reputation but just 5 minutes to ruin it” - Warren Buffett“It takes 20 years to build a reputation but just 5 minutes to ruin it” - Warren Buffett

As I write this it is Food Safety Week (June 16-22) and my thoughts go to all you hard working people in hospitality, food and drink. More

23/06/14 13:44 | 111 reads | Opinion

Shrewsbury to London direct trains set to be running by the end of the year says operatorShrewsbury to London direct trains set to be running by the end of the year says operator

Direct rail services between Shrewsbury and London could be running by the end of the year, transport group Stagecoach has pledged More

20/06/14 09:19 | 99 reads | News

Rail investment to support industry supply chainRail investment to support industry supply chain

A newly formed group which aims to bring the government and the rail industry together has been awarded £500,000 to help suppliers secure new business at home and internationally. More

20/06/14 09:09 | 99 reads | News

Demand for UK-made goods rises stronglyDemand for UK-made goods rises strongly

Demand for UK-made goods rose strongly in June, with order books reaching their best level since December 2013's 18-year high, according to the latest CBI Industrial Trends Survey. More

20/06/14 09:00 | 81 reads | News

RGF round six open to biddersRGF round six open to bidders

The latest round of the Regional Growth Fund has been launched by Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg with £200m of investment available for businesses. More

20/06/14 08:45 | 101 reads | News

Time to ditch \Time to ditch 'urban myth' that Britain manufactured more in the 80s than it does today

Consumers are being urged to ditch urban myths and misconceptions about British manufacturing after research showed that three quarters (74%) mistakenly believe that the UK used to manufacture more goods 30 years ago (in the 80s) than it does today More

19/06/14 10:43 | 121 reads | News

West Midland confidence levels slip slightly in Q2 but remain above UK averageWest Midland confidence levels slip slightly in Q2 but remain above UK average

Year-on-year confidence levels in the economy of the West Midlands dipped slightly in the second quarter of this year but are still above the national average, new figures suggest. More

19/06/14 10:32 | 98 reads | News

Premier Foods agrees £16m JV in StaffordshirePremier Foods agrees £16m JV in Staffordshire

Premier Foods has reached a conditional agreement with Specialty Powders Holding on a £16m stand-alone joint venture to process and pack powdered beverages and desserts at Premier Foods' Knighton facility in Staffordshire. More

18/06/14 08:32 | 109 reads | News

Stoke and Staffs LEP backs SME growth driveStoke and Staffs LEP backs SME growth drive

A high growth investment programme has been launched by the Stoke and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). More

17/06/14 14:50 | 133 reads | News

*Exhibition Opportunity* Summer Craft Fair*Exhibition Opportunity* Summer Craft Fair

In partnership with the Make It Your Business programme, Factory are inviting designer makers from all across the county to showcase and sell their work at the first summer craft fair to be held in Stoke-on-Trent City Centre on Saturday 9 August 2014. More

17/06/14 14:44 | 96 reads | News

Time\Time's running out to grow your business and increase your profits - for free

Don't miss the last few places for SME Fast Track More

17/06/14 14:29 | 97 reads | News

Consumer Price Inflation, May 2014Consumer Price Inflation, May 2014

Consumer price inflation is the speed at which the prices of goods and services bought by households rise or fall. More

17/06/14 14:02 | 96 reads | News

Spot fines for foreign hauliers who drive tiredSpot fines for foreign hauliers who drive tired

Proposals announced to issue penalties to hauliers who fail to pay the HGV levy or drive for longer than the law allows. More

16/06/14 13:54 | 103 reads | News

Successful Email Marketing for Manufacturers - Telford - 24/09/2014Successful Email Marketing for Manufacturers - Telford - 24/09/2014

Great email marketing is not just about promoting and selling. It’s about building trust and loyalty, and developing long term profitable relationships with your customers. Susan Hallam, Digital Marketing expert can give you an insight on how it will work for your company. More

16/06/14 10:43 | 105 reads | Events

VistageVistage

Since 1957, Vistage has been improving the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of business leaders by bringing together successful MDs, CEOs, executives and business owners into private advisory groups. More

16/06/14 09:51 | 91 reads | Business Support

Ministers use Midlands business success to promote £30m manufacturing fundMinisters use Midlands business success to promote £30m manufacturing fund

Government Ministers have used the successful businesses and business organisations in the West Midlands to promote the skills agenda. More

16/06/14 09:25 | 107 reads | News