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Grow Your Workspace

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Businesses can find out more about access to finance to support growth

Small and medium sized businesses in Staffordshire can find out more about how they can access essential finance to support their growth at an event next week.

The Grow Your Workspace workshop, run by Staffordshire County Council’s Rural Enterprise Programme, takes place at Sandon Hall near Stafford next Wednesday September 13.

It will include a presentation from the Federation of Small Businesses, outlining the crucial services offered to support its members, as well as an introduction to alternative finance from BCRS Business Loans. BCRS delivers the county council’s Staffordshire Business Loan Fund.

An introductory presentation about the planning process will be offered by Stafford Borough Council, helping attendees understand how the process works and advise on applying for planning permission for any building works for their business.

There will also be presentations from Rural Enterprise Programme and Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Growth Hub, two of the European Union Funded grant programmes open to small and medium sized enterprises and run by Staffordshire County Council. Grants are available for (non-speculative) manufacturing, creative industries or service businesses and office premises.

Staffordshire County Council’s communities leader Gill Heath said: “It remains a top priority of the county council is to continue to support job creation, particularly better paid, better skilled jobs. The Rural Enterprise Programme is an addition to our package of support for small businesses, helping them to expand and create jobs. Expertise provided by the FSB, BCRS and Stafford Borough Council’s planning team will make a real difference to attending businesses’ future growth.”

Frances Beatty, cabinet member for planning and regeneration at the borough council said: “We have a good record of attracting start-up businesses to the area but, more importantly, the number of those that survive is higher than national average. And it is workshops such as this as part of the Rural Enterprise Programme that help give businesses the advice and guidance they need to grow and survive. So we are pleased to be able to team up with the county council to provide information on the planning process that can prove invaluable with those businesses who are looking to convert underutilised buildings or construct new workspace to increase productivity, or to create and safeguard jobs, for example.”

There will be opportunities to ask presenters any questions you may have during the coffee break and at the end of the event. The event runs between 1.45pm and 4.30pm.

People can book tickets by visiting: bit.ly/2gFxkdS

Anyone wanting to find out more should visit www.staffordshire.gov.uk/REP call 01785 277400 or email REP@staffordshire.gov.uk

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MIPIM in Cannes 2018

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Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire are pleased to announce that we will again be participating at MIPIM in Cannes, which takes place from 12th – 16th March 2018. It is anticipated that the event will attract more than 24,000 delegates from more than 100 countries, including 5,000 investors, 3,100 companies and 3,800 CEO’s.

Please click here for details of how you can get involved as one of Make It Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire’s partners at MIPIM 2018. We have once again secured a business suite above Caffé Roma, where we will be hosting a programme of interactive events including thought leadership seminars, announcements and networking events. This is an excellent opportunity to promote your business and projects, to engage with major international players in the property sector and take advantage of exceptional networking and commercial opportunities.

There are also wider opportunities at the event as we build on the success of MIPIM 2017 where we will be joining partners from across the West and East Midlands as part of the Midlands Engine project to host a bigger and better Midlands UK Pavilion. As part of the offer available through our partnership with the Midlands Engine, there is also the potential to access a charter flight through partners at the West Midlands Growth Company.

We would be delighted to work with you at MIPIM 2018 and look forward to hearing from you should you wish to explore this opportunity in more detail.

Join us for Afternoon Tea at ASEAN Ceramics 2017 on 1st September

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You are cordially invited to a traditional English Tea Party to celebrate the UK Midland’s renowned expertise in traditional and technical ceramics manufacturing. Come along and meet the Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Investment Services team and its business partners to find out why leading businesses choose the UK for its innovation and advanced manufacturing know-how.

 

Date: 31 August and 1 September 2017

 

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

 

Stand: E18

 

Where: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand

 

Email: Karen.tsang@makeitstokestaffs.co.uk

 

Telephone: +44 (0)1782 231977

 

Join us for Afternoon Tea at ASEAN Ceramics 2017 on 31st August

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You are cordially invited to a traditional English Tea Party to celebrate the UK Midland’s renowned expertise in traditional and technical ceramics manufacturing. Come along and meet the Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Investment Services team and its business partners to find out why leading businesses choose the UK for its innovation and advanced manufacturing know-how.

Date: 31 August and 1 September 2017

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Stand: E18

Where: Bangkok International Trade & Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in Bangkok, Thailand

Email: Karen.tsang@makeitstokestaffs.co.uk

Telephone: +44 (0)1782 231977

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Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Commercial Property Event

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The Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Investment Service invites you to its next commercial property event, hosted by the New Beacon Group (Beaconside Campus) in conjunction with ISE Estates (Beacon Business Park).

The event will provide the opportunity to meet commercial property agents, developers, professional service providers and businesses; be brought up to speed with plans for the 46 acre site and its 274,316 sq ft floor space offering unprecedented potential for learners and innovators whist networking with fellow professionals.

We also invite businesses and occupiers to join us to find out more about Beacon Business  Park commercial property offer and to discuss the commercial development zone and future opportunities.  There will also be an update from the Make it Stoke on Trent & Staffordshire Service and an opportunity following the presentations to network with the Investment Service and fellow delegates.

To reserve your place at the Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Commercial Property Event, Please call 0300 111 8005  Email your confirmation to sue.shaw@stoke.gov.uk.

Date and Time:

Thursday 14th September 2017

Agenda:

7:45 – 8:20 Registration, breakfast and informal networking

8:20 – 8:30 Welcome and Introduction – Councillor Mark Winnington (Staffordshire County Council)

8:30 – 8:45 Guest Speaker – Dr Kai Liu, CEO (New Beacon Group)

8:45 – 9:00 Guest Speaker – Andrew Bramall (ISE Estates)

9:00 – 9:20 Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Service Delivery & Current Market Intelligence Update

9:20 – 10:00 Opportunity for informal networking with fellow delegates

Venue:

New Beacon Group, Beaconside Campus, Stafford, ST18 OAD

www.makeitstokestaffs.co.uk

Telephone: 0300 111 8005

 

 

 

Automechanika Birmingham 2017

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Date:  6th – 8th June 2017

Time:  09:30 – 17:30

Venue:  The NEC Birmingham – Hall 9,   B40 1NT

Stand: 6D70

Website:  https://www.automechanika-birmingham.com/welcome-to-automechanika-birmingham

Automechanika Birmingham is the UK’s leading exhibition for the automotive aftermarket and supply chain.

Establishing itself as the annual trade event uniting the UK automotive aftermarket and supply chain, Automechanika Birmingham was launched in 2016 to overwhelming approval from the market, hosting over 550 exhibitors and attracting over 12,000 visitors.

The exhibition is the UK’s biggest UK automotive event,  hosting over 800 exhibitors who will showcase the latest products and automotive technology from the aftermarket and supply chain. A packed seminar programme covers business advice, best practice, technical tips and live demonstrations for the aftermarket.

The 2017 event will be 70% bigger than 2016, with longer opening hours, taking over more NEC halls;  6, 17-20, and with a new dedicated supply chain zone.

Come and see Drive Midlands on stand 6D70 between 6th – 8th June for any automotive investor related or supply chain queries.

MIPIM 2017

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Make the most of your time at MIPIM 2017 and discover the investment opportunities in our region:

 

 

Event: Make it Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Opening Reception
Date: Monday 13 March
Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Host: David Frost
Location: 2 Rue Bivouac NapolA(C)on, (3rd Floor, above Caffe Roma)

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Event: Northern Gateway Development Zone Reception
Date: Tuesday 14 March
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Host: Jackie Sadek (Northern Gateway Development Zone)
Location: 2 Rue Bivouac NapolA(C)on, (3rd Floor, above Caffe Roma)

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Event: Cultural Led Regeneration
Date: Wednesday 15 March
Time: 08:00 – 09:30
Host: Cllr Abi Brown
Speakers: David Sayer (GVA),A Ieuan Ellis (Staffordshire University)
Location: 2 Rue Bivouac NapolA(C)on, (3rd Floor, above Caffe Roma)

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Event: Industrial Strategy Delivering Growth
Date: Wednesday 15 March
Time: 17:00 – 18:30
Host: David Frost, Cllr Abi Brown
Speakers: Mark Farmer (Cast), Jackie Sadek (Northern Gateway Development Zone)
Location: 2 Rue Bivouac NapolA(C)on, (3rd Floor, above Caffe Roma)

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Event: Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP Dinner
Date: Wednesday 15 March
Time: 20:00 – 22:00
Host: David Frost
Location: InterContinental Carlton Cannes Hotel, 58 Boulevard de la Croisette

FULLY BOOKED


 

 

Event: Developing Staffordshire
Date: Thursday 16 March
Time: 08:00 – 09:30
Hosts: Cllr Mark Winnington and Cllr Patrick Farrington
Speakers: Tony Nash (Stoford Developments), Peter Redfern (Taylor Wimpey)
Location: 2 Rue Bivouac NapolA(C)on, (3rd Floor, above Caffe Roma)

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You can also visit us on our new stand location: C16.B (Midlands UK Pavilion)

To arrange a meeting or to find out more:
Call: 0300 111 8005
Email: enquiries@makeitstokestaffs.co.uk
Visit: www.makeitstokestaffs.co.uk


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Commercial Property Event

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Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Investment Service

Commercial Property Event

Friday 3rd February 2017

The Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Investment Service invites you to its next commercial property event, hosted by Trebor Developments at the new 115,185 sq ft Triton industrial unit at Redhill Business Park in Stafford a to click here to download the Triton brochure .

The event will provide an opportunity for commercial property agents, developers and professional service providers to meet with the Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Investment Service and network with fellow professionals. We also invite businesses and occupiers to find out more about this recently completed speculative development adjacent to junction 14 of the M6 in the heart of Staffordshire.

Redhill Business Park in Stafford was developed as a result of a AL10million investment from Staffordshire County Council and is now nearing full occupancy. In addition to Triton, Staffordas biggest employer General Electric has completed its first facility at the site and is now progressing a second development on two more plots.

The event will include a presentation from Bob Tattrie, Managing Partner at Trebor Developments, who will be discussing the commercial development market and future opportunities. Carl Durrant, Director at JLL, will focus on the property market in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire and the highlights of the last 12 months and Richard Lawrence, Head of Economic Development and Planning at Stafford Borough Council, will look at future plans for the County town. There will also be an update from Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire.

Following the presentations there will be a further chance to network with the Investment Service and fellow delegates.

To reserve your place at the Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Commercial Property Event, please call 0300 111 8005 or email your confirmation to sue.shaw@stoke.gov.uk.

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Date and Time: Friday 3 February 2017

  • 7:45 a 8:15 Registration, breakfast and informal networking
  • 8:15 a 8:20 Welcome and Introduction – Councillor Mark Winnington (Staffordshire County Council)
  • 8:20 a 8:35 Service Delivery UpdateA – Make It Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire
  • 8:35 a 9:00 Guest speakersA – Bob Tattrie (Trebor Developments) and Carl Durrant (JLL)
  • 9:00 a 9:15 Stafford – What Next? – Richard Lawrence (Stafford Borough Council)
  • 9:15 a 10:00 Informal Networking and opportunity for occupiers to tour facility and meet the agents/developer

Venue: Triton, Redhill Business Park, Stafford (Junction 14 M6), ST16 1GZ

www.makeitstokestaffs.co.uk

Telephone: 0300 111 8005

Drive West Midlands

AUTOMECHANIKA – 7th to 9th June

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We are exhibiting at Automechanika as part of the Drive West Midlands team at the NEC Birmingham.

VISIT more than 550 international and domestic exhibitors by meeting new and existing suppliers as well as sourcing the very latest automotive products and services available to your business

DISCOVER state-of-the-art innovations from the UK’s most forward thinking automotive companies

LEARN about the very latest trends and developments from across the industry in the Keynote Seminar Theatre and interactive event features

NETWORK with more than 10,000 industry professionals, forge long-lasting business relationships and exchange ideas on the future and the potential challenges ahead

ENHANCE your technical knowledge and skills by attending sessions in the aftermarket and supply chain seminar theatres

For more information please click http://www.drivewestmidlands.co.uk/events/
or
http://www.automechanika-birmingham.com/

 

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IC5 Keele Pre-Launch Event

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In addition to our regular Commercial Property Events we are partnering with Keele University Science and Innovation Park in an event to showcase the new Innovation Centre 5 (IC5) development.

IC5 will provide 27,000 sq ft of high quality office and workshop accommodation forming the latest phase of the highly successful Keele University Science and Innovation Park.

The event takes place on Friday 15 April 2016 in Keele University Sustainability Hub with arrivals from 8am. I would encourage you to take this opportunity to find out more about the facilities available before the opening in the Summer.

If you would like to attend contact Marek Hornak, the Business Development Manager at Keele University Science and Innovation Park by email at m.hornak@keele.ac.ukA or telephone 01782 734496.

To download the agenda, click here

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