There’s never been a better time to start your own business. And Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is the perfect place to do it.
2013 saw a record number of startups in Britain, with more than 4,400 new businesses established in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
Entrepreneurs should look no further than some of our local success stories to fuel their inspiration. In 1945 Joe Bamford rented a tiny garage in Uttoxeter and built a farm trailer from scrap metal, today, JCB has a turnover of £2.75 billion and employs 7,000 people globally.
In 1986, John Caudwell spotted the opportunity to fit phones into cars before anyone else, a decision that turned him into a billionaire.
And in 2000, the Coates family started an online business in a portakabin that grew into bet365 employing more than 2,000 people in Stoke-on-Trent.
To find out how you can follow in the footsteps of our billion pound startups, contact our business advisors.