Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) brings businesses and local authorities together to drive economic growth, create jobs and raise skills levels.

Formed in 2011, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP has a clear vision to create 50,000 jobs and increase the size of the economy by 50 per cent by 2021.

We know that this is an ambitious target, but firmly believe that by bringing the entrepreneurial skills of local business leaders together with the knowledge and insight of government brought by the public sector, it is a target that we can achieve.

To realise our aim, the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP plans to build on the region’s strong transport links, educational institutions and high quality of life to ensure that Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire continues to be an attractive place to live, work and do business.

The region has many of the key ingredients needed for success. It is centrally located in the heart of the Midlands with good road, rail and air links. Home to around 33,000 businesses, ranging from small and micro enterprises to global leaders in their field, it has a strong foundation in industry including ceramics and advanced manufacturing. In fact, manufacturing alone employs nearly 58,000 people and continues to thrive.

For more information please visit the LEP's website:

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP Strategic Economic Plan