Are You the Next Billion Pound Startup?

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.

CONTACT DETAILS
Tel : 0300 111 8005
Email : enquiries@makeitstokestaffs.co.uk

 

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2760000
People live within 45 minute drive time
73.6
Economic activity rate
683000
Working age adults
243000
Students within one hour's drive

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