Want fully-funded support to enhance your business?  Just ask Keele University

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Marek Hornak, Head of Business Gateway, Keele University Keele University is delighted to be a headline sponsor of the Staffordshire Business Festival for the second consecutive year, and the University’s Business Gateway team are looking forward to meeting with businesses from across the county over the course of the Festival. The team will be present at all three days, so please feel free to speak with them about how Keele University can support you to grow, diversify and develop your business.  There are opportunities for businesses of almost all sizes, sectors and specialties. Want to progress an idea that you’ve…

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University recognised for reducing carbon emissions

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Staffordshire University is among the top 10 universities recognised for reducing carbon emissions in the University Carbon League Tables. From 2005 to 2016 Staffordshire University’s total carbon emissions fell by 48% and it is the 6th best performing university in the University Carbon Report. Energy Manager Phil Patrick said: “Since commencing our Carbon Management Plan in 2010, Staffordshire University has invested heavily in energy saving technology to help us achieve carbon reduction targets.” Improvements include transformer upgrades, lighting technology and control replacements, computer power down management, Building Management Systems, cavity wall and loft insulation, draft proofing and solar photovoltaic electricity….

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Profs in the Pav: We need MAD leaders!

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A series of informal, illustrated presentations by Staffordshire University Professors on matters of topical importance – best enjoyed in the warmth of the Pavilion eatery in the New Beacon Building Doors open at 5:30pm. The presentation will start at 6pm and runs through to 7pm. We need mad leaders! will be presented by Prof Rune Todnem By, Professor of Organisational Behaviour. For more details and to reserve your place, email public@staffs.ac.uk or tel: 01782 295860  

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Keele University seeks partners for its Science & Innovation Park

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On Wednesday 18 October 2017, Keele University held a reception together with the Constellation Partnership at the Institute of Engineering and Technology in London, as part of MIPIM UK, which allowed the University to showcase investment opportunities for businesses wanting to inwardly invest to Staffordshire. The Constellation Partnership, spanning areas of Cheshire and Staffordshire, aims to deliver more than 100,000 new homes and 120,000 new jobs by 2040. One of the six strategic sites within the Constellation Partnership is Keele University Science and Innovation Park. With a number of investment and development-ready plots, the Park has the potential to add…

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Breathing new life into your brand

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Think of JCB. Think of Wedgwood. Think of bet365. They are all instantly recognisable brands and convey a huge amount about the company with apparently the minimum of effort. The reality, however, is somewhat different. Those brands, and others like them, are only instantly recognisable because they have been continually reviewed, revisited and revised over the years to ensure that they remain fresh, relevant and visible to their customers. Without doing that, those brands would have stood still which, in an ever changing and evolving world, means that they would have actually gone backwards. And it’s not just large companies…

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Is your brand invisible on Google?

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Showing up on Google search results pages has never been more important or more complicated. The number of organic listings on search results pages is shrinking. The page layout is constantly evolving. The cost per click continues to rise for most categories. So what is the only proven way to game the system for outstanding search results? Consistently turning out great, relevant content. “There are plenty of shortcuts, but Google eventually finds them and penalises the brand. Creating content that people want to consume is the time-tested way to get organic first-page search results” says Andrew Holland, owner of Zoogly…

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Be our guest, be inspired!

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With less than 90 days until the launch, Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce is hugely excited to announce that they have confirmed three headline speakers to inspire businesses as part of their Staffordshire Business Festival. Tuesday 7 November 2017 will welcome guests to the heart of manufacturing heavyweight, JCB, where they will hear from inspirational speakers including Olympian and Gold Medalist, Joe Clarke, President of Living at Wedgwood, Ulrik Garde Due and Actress and Playwriter, Debbie McAndrew. This exclusive selection of speakers will provide inspirational talks on how to take your business to the next level by looking at key themes…

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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will welcome Charlie Hutton to its upcoming Business Support Day

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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce will welcome Charlie Hutton to its upcoming Business Support Day You may have read about him in Talk Business, Business Today or heard him on the BBC. You’ve probably seen more than a few of the online ads he’s written for clients since they’ve appeared on websites with a combined readership of 1.12 billion visitors a month. Charlie’s books are distributed in over 175 countries and have all stormed to best seller status, on the topics of direct marketing and business-building. Showing business owners and entrepreneurs how to dramatically increase leads, prospects, and sales while minimising…

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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce launches its second business festival

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Staffordshire Chambers of Commerce has today announced its three-day business festival, following the success of its inaugural festival in 2016.   The festival launch day will take place at Heath House and comprise of an inspiration day with content and topics relevant to businesses. The day will feature headline speakers including Ulrik Garde Due, President of Living at Wedgwood and Fiskars Group. The second day of the festival will be based at Uttoxeter Racecourse. Starting at 8am and finishing at 8pm, the Business Support day will offer a day of learning opportunities for businesses of all sizes; including one hour…

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