Stoke Staffs LEP

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 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, […]

LEP backs Keele Smart Energy project

  With priorities to deliver secure, reliable, clean and affordable energy, the UK faces a challenge in meeting targets under the Climate Change Act.  How can the UK successfully decarbonise its energy system, ensure a secure supply of energy that is affordable for consumers and, in meeting these challenges, provide new business opportunities? To answer […]

Minister hears first-hand from business at LEP 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 on Friday to hear a keynote address from Small Business Minister Margot James MP, plus a range […]

Small Business Minister Margot James to speak at LEP conference

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is delighted to announce that Small Business Minister Margot James MP will be the keynote speaker at our Annual Conference on Friday October 21. The event, at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre, near Stone, ST15 0NL, will be an opportunity for local businesses to hear first-hand from the Minister […]

LEP pledge to maximise benefits of HS2

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is committed to maximising the benefits to our area from HS2, following today’s announcement by the Chancellor to press ahead with construction of the line to Crewe. LEP chairman David Frost CBE welcomed the government’s decision, which he said provided clarity and gave the LEP a firm foundation on […]

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