“As Chair and Chief Executive of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, we wish to express profound sadness at the passing of Her Majesty The Queen.
“On behalf of the people and businesses across our community, we want to pay tribute to a lifetime of service devoted to our country and its people.
“We have been proud to welcome Her Majesty to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire in recent years.
“Throughout her reign, she has garnered respect across the country, the Commonwealth, and the world, for her leadership and grace.
“Our thoughts are with her family, as we have lost not just a Head of State, but a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.”
Alun Rogers, Chair of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP
Anne Boyd, Chief Executive of the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP