BIP Features »

November 13, 2019 – 8:00 am |


Adaptive Machining is fast giving manufacturers a ‘golden opportunity’ to secure greater control, speed and accuracy when setting tools and controlling workpieces according to a leading manufacturing boss.
David Mold, Managing Director of Blum-Novotest, has seen …

Read the full story »
BIP business guides & tools

Please register/login to access content

BIP Access to Finance

Access to Finance,Grants & Business Support

BIP Features

West Midlands business highlights, opportunites and networking

Bips and Pieces

All the best from the web handpicked out by our team, including the World of tech

Business News

Latest West Midlands news affecting your business

Home » Business News

Business Says New Councils Must Stimulate Growth…

Submitted by on May 13, 2015 – 7:10 am |


Jonathan Mitchell, President of Staffordshire Chambers of CommerceBusiness leaders in North Staffordshire are calling upon local authorities to create a pro-growth environment that encourages enterprise and aspiration.

Following the local election results, the Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce says businesses are ready to deliver prosperity, jobs, and sustained economic growth but they need to see commitment and action from the new councils on 6  key issues.

TRANSPORT: business needs a direct connection to HS2 plus ongoing investment in our roads and public transport facilities.

CITY AND TOWN CENTRES: business needs a strong, vibrant city centre, together with defined, distinct and supported roles for our town centres.

TALENT: business needs schools to equip young people for the world of work and embrace ongoing contact with employers.

ENERGY: business wants to see delivery of the District Heat Network for stable energy and supply chain development.

PROCUREMENT: business needs local public sector bodies to spend more of their budgets in North Staffordshire.

PREMISES: business needs access to quality land and premises, with supportive and responsive planning services.

Jonathan Mitchell, President of Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce said:

“To create more jobs in North Staffordshire, we have to create the right conditions for our local firms to grow.  That means making sure we have the very best transport connections, including an HS2 station in the city.  We need to offer a great supply of land and premises, a skilled and flexible workforce and a ‘can-do’ attitude to make it easy for people to do business here.   Critically, we must now send a clear signal to the UK and beyond that North Staffordshire is open for business and is a fantastic place to invest.”

We look forward to working with the new councils to bring wealth and opportunities to North Staffordshire.”


Go to the main page

Tags: , , , , , , , ,

We use Cookies - By using this site or closing this you agree to our Cookies policy.
Accept Cookies
x