Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub advisors
Pictured clockwise, from top left, are business advisors Richard Carty, Jayne Egerton, Richard Wood, Sandra Nixon and Rachel Till.

Five expert advisors set to put county on a growth curve 

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Five new business advisors have been appointed to support ambitious entrepreneurs across the county. 

Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, Cannock Chase Council, Tamworth Borough Council and South Staffordshire Council have joined forces with the Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub to provide expert help to support SMEs in the local areas.  

Experienced business coaches Rachel Till, Sandra Nixon, Richard Wood, Jayne Egerton and Richard Carty will be taking up the roles, which are supported by the Government’s UK Shared Prosperity Fund (UKSPF).  

Rachel has been appointed to carry out a contract for the delivery of work across Newcastle-under-Lyme and Sandra will be supporting businesses in the Staffordshire Moorlands area.  

Richard Carty will be working across the Cannock Chase area, Jayne will be supporting businesses in Tamworth and Richard Wood will operate across South Staffordshire. 

Sarah Simpson, Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub spokesperson, said: “The appointments are one of a series of initiatives and programmes delivered through the UKSPF, which have been developed to help businesses to thrive. 

“By joining forces with the five local authorities we have been able to create a window of opportunity for businesses in the local areas to access this additional expert support.” 

To find out more about the business advisor initiatives contact the Stoke-on-Trent & Staffordshire Business Helpline on 0300 111 8002. 

Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Growth Hub is delivered by Staffordshire County Council to provide local businesses of any size and operating in any sector, with access to advice and support via an impartial, free to access, single point of contact. 

It works with partners in the public and private sector as well as delivering national and local business support schemes under contract. 

Nigel Pye

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