Welcome to the Stoke-on-Trent region - Gateway to Stoke-on-Trent, World Capital of Ceramics – the thriving market town of Newcastle-under-Lyme and the spectacular Staffordshire Peak District.
Staffordshire Means Business - Staffordshire County Council is committed to providing support and advice to the local business community. Find out some of the ways in which they can help, including free advertising opportunities http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/business/supportandadvice/
Affordable Office & Workshop space in Staffordshire - The County Council has developed a number of office and workshop units to let in Staffordshire as part of its overall strategy of regeneration and economic development. Find out more at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/enterprisecentres
Destination Management Partnership - Destination Staffordshire is a dynamic partnership of visitor attractions, accommodation, tourism businesses and local authorities that are working together to drive tourism in Staffordshire. Find out more at http://www.enjoystaffordshire.co.uk/trade/
North Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has represented the interests of local businesses for almost 200 years. We provide quality service to help members to manage and develop their businesses. We achieve this by acting as the voice for local business at local, regional and national level. We provide networking opportunities to encourage inter-trading thus strengthening the local supply network and provide a range of value-added services and business information, which improve sustained profitability.
Birmingham Chamber Birmingham Chamber of Commerce Group incorporating Lichfield & Tamworth Chamber, Chase Chamber and Burton Chamber.
Welcome to the Hothouse Principle - Your guide to quality managed workspace in North Staffordshire.
Use this site to find your ideal work space - we have a range of available workshop, office and studio space throughout North Staffordshire.
The JET Service - Jet is an innovative scheme to help unemployed people in North Staffordshire find training and employment.
The Start Up programme, which is delivered on our behalf by YMCA North Staffs, and supports/works with those furthest from the labour market: http://www.northstaffsymca.org.uk/pg.php?id=240§=Start_Up_Citywide&area=corporate&type=1
EPIC Housing, who deliver a range of employment and skills programmes:
The Fit For Work programme, which is a joint PCT/City Council/Jobcentre Plus initiative: http://www.stokepct.nhs.uk/health/fit_for_work
Our Enterprise Coaching programme: www.enterprisesupport.org
Get Britain Working - The Department of Work and Pensions has recently announced a range of initiatives aimed to increase employment. These can be found at http://www.dwp.gov.uk/policy/welfare-reform/get-britain-working/
Midlands Aerospace Alliance - The Midlands Aerospace Alliance brings together companies who are involved in the sector. It hosts a range of events and circulates a regular newsletter: http://www.midlandsaerospace.org.uk/
GOV.UK - Many of you are thinking of starting your own business or considering how to grow your business to its full potential. If you need guidance through the start-up process or you want to develop your business, we recommend your first point of call should be https://www.gov.uk/ the new place to find government services and information replacing the Directgov and Business Link websites. Supported by the Business Link Helpline Tel: 0845 600 9006 (Monday - Friday 9.00am to 6.00pm).
Business in You - Government, the StartUp Britain campaign and other partners are working together to support new business startups and growth. Between them, they've got all the advice, inspiration and practical help you need to turn a dream into a working, profitable business. http://businessinyou.bis.gov.uk/
Innovation Launch Pad - David Cameron and Francis Maude announced a broad package of reforms designed to significantly open-up the public sector marketplace to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). Included in the package was the concept of Product Surgeries – opportunities for SMEs to “pitch” innovative products and services to Government. Find out more http://www.innovationlaunchpad.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/Page/Home
StartUp Britain: a living marketplace for the wide range of enterprise support available on the web. StartUp Britain is a new campaign by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, launched on 28th March 2011. Designed to celebrate, inspire and accelerate enterprise in the UK, it has the full backing of the Prime Minister, the Chancellor and HM Government. http://www.startupbritain.org/
Open to Export: a free online business community designed to bringUKbusinesses best practice knowledge and bespoke advice to help them enter new markets and successfully operate overseas. The service is delivered in collaboration between UK Trade & Investment and hibu, and is free to use. Find out more at www.opentoexport.com