Stoke Staffs LEP

LEP chairman backs community involvement by Civic Universities

Staffordshire University buildings

More than 30 of Britain’s leading universities have reaffirmed their commitment to their local communities by pledging to put the economy and quality of life in their home towns and cities at the top of their list of priorities. The institutions – which include Keele and Staffordshire universities – are committing to produce a Civic […]

Small Business Minister’s speech to our LEP: read the full text here

Kelly Tolhurst MP: Opening Remarks Thank you, David, for inviting me to speak today. When I was appointed as Minister for Small Business, Consumers and Corporate Responsibility I was delighted to be asked to be the LEP growth champion for Stoke and Staffordshire. And after a busy few months I’m glad to have this opportunity […]

Small Business Minister hears of LEP successes at annual conference

The achievements of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership in bringing jobs and growth to the area have been showcased at the LEP’s annual conference. More than 200 representatives from local businesses and organisations attended the conference at Uttoxeter Racecourse on Friday January 18 to hear a keynote address from Small Business Minister Kelly […]

Small Business Minister to speak at LEP conference

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce that Small Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst MP will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Conference on Friday January 18, 2019. The event, at Uttoxeter Racecourse, Uttoxeter, ST14 8BD, will be an opportunity for local businesses to hear first-hand from the Minister responsible for […]

PM praises vital role of LEPs at Downing Street meeting

The Prime Minister has met the leaders of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) to celebrate their achievements to date and to map out key areas for cooperation under the UK’s Modern Industrial Strategy. The first meeting of the Prime Minister’s Council of LEP Chairs, made up of business leaders representing the 38 Partnerships took place […]

Businesses invited to Energy Strategy workshops

Businesses and organisations are being invited to contribute their expertise to help the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership develop an energy strategy for the area. The strategy will set out plans for local energy generation, distribution, efficiency improvements and demonstration projects to support the growth of the area’s economy and improve life for residents. Energy is […]

Have your say on the LEP’s Strategic Economic Plan

Businesses throughout Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire are being asked to help shape the future of the local economy. The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is revising its Strategic Economic Plan, which maps the key sectors in the local economy and drives economic growth, employment and skills development. The LEP is recognised by local partners and […]

STEM Strategy

The STEM Strategy provides a joined up and effective education and skills pathway into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths, strengthening the economic position of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. This managed approach prevents having many ad-hoc activities that do not necessarily meet industry or economy needs, and consequently results in missed opportunities to build the local economy […]

Four new business members welcomed to LEP board

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to welcome four new members to strengthen business representation on its board and executive group. The four local business people – Mohammed Ahmed, Wendy Dean, Paul Farmer and Alun Rogers – will take up their duties in September and were selected from a large number of applicants […]

LEP congratulates Staffordshire University on its work to boost business

Staffordshire University buildings

Staffordshire University has been praised for a commitment to drive job creation and boost business in the area. It is one of just 13 institutions to receive a commendation from the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) for its approach to engaging with industry and supporting regional development. Congratulating the university on its commendation, […]

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