Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
– That the oral report of the Deputy Leader
and Cabinet Member for Economy and Skills giving an update on
“Staffordshire Means Back to Business” activity
including the following matters be noted:
- UK clothing firm
Asos’s decision to build a £90million distribution
centre in Staffordshire at Fradley Park, Lichfield, creating 2,000
jobs over the next three years.
- A £48million
distribution base for national retailer Pets at Home has been
approved in Stafford creating 1,200 jobs.
- Pledges from District
and Borough Councils in Staffordshire totalling just under
£3M to support the following initiatives:
Staffordshire 500, Apprentices Wage
Nil Cost Training for Employers Top Up
Small Business “To Thrive” Financial
- The Council taking
ownership of the former Magistrates building in Stafford which will
form part of the Eastgate regeneration scheme.
- The extension of i54
in South Staffordshire and the discussion with a potential investor
on the site.
- 158 people signing on
to the Staffordshire Start Up Scheme.
- The Council’s
new Start-Up Business Loans scheme was now operational.
The work with the
Council’s Destination Management Partners to support the
Leisure Tourism and Hospitality sectors.
Publication date: 18/02/2021
Date of decision: 17/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Cabinet