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Inspiration and support at Global Entrepreneurship Week event

Global Entrepreneurship Week

A Stone businesswoman has organised a major event taking place in November to inspire and support local business leaders and aspiring entrepreneurs. Global Entrepreneurship Staffordshire 2015 is being held during Global Entrepreneurship Week on Thursday 19th November at the Best Western Moat House Hotel in Stoke-on-Trent. It features a host of high-profile entrepreneurs, including James Hill who appeared on The ...

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Help at hand to make firework displays safe


Pubs, clubs and businesses in Stone that are holding firework displays this year have been asked to contact the borough council to make sure their events will be safe. Last month the authority took part in a number of workshops for businesses across Stafford Borough to learn more about their responsibilities if they are organising firework events for residents and customers. Now the council ...

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The Mill: a dream wedding venue in Stone

The Mill weddings Stone

The Mill Hotel & Restaurant is a beautiful, Grade I listed building, steeped in history and located in a peaceful corner of Stone – and it’s the perfect place for a wonderful wedding! Beautifully restored after four centuries of its life as a mill – Hovis flour was created there in the late 19th century – the building retains many of its historical ...

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ABB in Stone wins major award for training programme

ABB Stone Staffordshire

A leadership training programme that has been credited with transforming ABB’s Power Systems UK operation in Stone has won a prestigious award. ABB came out on top in the ‘best learning and development initiative’ category for its ‘Leadership for Managers’ programme in the 2015 CIPD People Management Awards. The award was announced on Tuesday 29th September at a glittering ceremony at London’s ...

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Boost for business as loan fund scheme extended

More small businesses in Stone will be able to benefit from the support of a loan fund over the next three years after its extension was given the go-ahead. The Staffordshire Business Loan Fund has led to over 1,000 jobs being created or safeguarded since it was set up in 2009. Staffordshire County Council recognised that small companies were finding it ...

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Steph nominated for two Bizmums awards

Stone mum Steph Brown has had her childminding business nominated for two separate awards with Bizmums, a social enterprise which provides a community-based support network for mums in business.   The enterprise helps alleviate the feelings of frustration, isolation and lack of support experienced by mums resulting from such businesses.  There are several groups running across Staffordshire, including Stone, Stafford and ...

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8Ball get the 90s look to a tee for top drama

Ah, the 90s… Hot on the heels of Happy Mondays’ gangly dancer Bez dropping into Granvilles the other week, the team at Stone’s 8Ball T-Shirts were recently approached to produce shirts for the latest installment of Shane Meadows’ award-winning Channel 4 drama, This Is England ’90. A spin-off from the 2006 film of the same name, the series takes a retrospective look ...

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