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Stone firms invited to public sector event

Businesses in Stone have been invited to meet buyers from the public sector at an event at the County Showground. The half-day gathering aims to encourage links between businesses and public organisations in Stafford Borough and to “dispel the myths” about supplying the public sector. Buyers from the Ministry of Defence, Staffordshire Police, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service, Stafford Borough ...

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Stone sparkies urged to bid for contract

Electricians in Stone have the chance to land a key contract with Stafford Borough Council. The contract to be in charge of Stafford’s Christmas lights is up for tender and businesses in Stone and across the borough are being encouraged to put themselves forward. The work will include installing the lights in the run up to the big switch on ...

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Students showcase their business skills in style

Stone schools came out on top at the end of a great Young Enterprise trade fair in Market Square on Saturday 5th March. Teams from Alleynes High School and St Dominic’s Priory School – which was recently saved from closure – scooped prizes at the end of a hard day’s trading. The Versaleaf company from Alleynes scooped the award for ...

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Young Enterprise Trade Fair in Market Square

Local schools who have entered teams in the 2010/11 Stafford and Stone Young Enterprise programme are holding a trade fair in Market Square on Saturday 5th March. The Trade Fair, one of the highlights of the annual YE programme, will see Market Square, outside the library, become a hive of activity as each of the companies set up their stands ...

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Stone firms urged to back Made In Staffordshire

Businesses in Stone are being asked to back a ‘Made In Staffordshire’ brand to support products made or grown in the county. The concept was launched on Friday by county council leader Philip Atkins at the Great British Farmhouse Breakfast event at Amerton Farm at Stowe-by-Chartley near Stone. The event was supported by Taste of Staffordshire, a campaign dedicated to promoting ...

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Businesses urged to say it with flowers

Retailers and businesses in  Stone can help add colour to the town by taking up an offer from the borough council. Stafford Borough Council is offering to put up hanging baskets which have been created by their award winning team. The council is offering to assemble the baskets, fit brackets if required as well as keeping them watered and fed through ...

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Stone firms hook up to Think Local site

Hundreds of businesses in Stone are now featured on a new website which aims to boost local trade across Staffordshire. The free-to-join site gives firms across the county the chance to promote themselves and provide opportunities to trade with other local businesses as well as public sector organisations like councils. More than 30,000 businesses across Staffordshire are registered on the new-look ...

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Post office to be a Costcutter store

Stone post office in the High Street is having a refit ahead of it being a Costcutter convenience store. The post office services will remain as usual but the front of the building will be transformed into a Costcutter store by new owners. Today workers were hard at work at the post office removing the flooring. They were also working ...

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Stone firms invited to networking group

A new networking group that meets in Stone is urging local businesses to find out more at a special open morning on Wednesday 17th November. The Staffordshire Independent Networking Group (SING) meets every Wednesday between 7.15am and 8.45am at Stone Golf Club, on the A34 next to the Wayfarer pub. Will writer David Nixon, of Stafford-based Staffordshire Wills, says his ...

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