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Welcome

Welcome to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire – a great location to live, work, invest and do business in the centre of the country.

Our pivotal location at the heart of England is complemented by excellent transport links and digital infrastructure, an enthusiastic workforce, a strong commitment to investing in skills, and a positive, forward-looking approach to innovation and growth.

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Local Enterprise Partnership is a key organisation in the continual drive to improve the local economy for the benefit of residents, businesses and investors.

The LEP is here to promote economic growth, deliver an environment where business can create jobs, develop a highly skilled workforce, and partner  with central and local government to attract funds into Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.

In the period to 2021, investment in excess of £343million will flow into our area through our Growth Deals and City Deal between the LEP and Government – public funding which leverages money from a range of other partners and businesses.

The economy of Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire continues to perform strongly with buoyant business confidence leading to investment and resultant employment. The LEP benefits not only from its central location and excellent communications, but also from its strengths in advanced manufacturing in areas ranging from agri-tech to advanced materials, and its balanced economy which is not over-reliant on any one sector.

Business is increasingly global and the LEP will continue to look outwards, not only to our local neighbours, but also by promoting ourselves on the world stage as a superb location for investors and businesses to prosper.

David Frost CBE

Chairman, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire LEP