Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire is the home of Britain’s billion pound start-ups. A place where innovation, creativity and enterprise drive business growth and attracts international brands.
That same entrepreneurial spirit that created world-beaters like Spode, Wedgwood and Bass is alive and well here today. Some of Britain’s greatest success stories, like JCB and bet365, have all grown from garage start-ups into billion-pound success stories.
The same location benefits that attracted Michelin in 1926, are once again bringing international businesses to Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon, Vodafone and Molson-Coors are just some of the names investing millions of pounds and creating thousands of jobs here.
Creativity, openness, innovation and an eye for great design have been at the heart of our businesses for centuries. These same traits are found today in companies ranging from software development and cloud computing, to film production and ceramic technologies. Our creative and digital talents are designing applications and solutions across a diverse range of sectors, including renewable energy, automotive, medical devices and entertainment.
There is no shortage of skills in the area with a population of over 1 million and with over 2.7 million people within a 45-minute drive. There are 31,000 students studying in the area and an additional 305,000 within an hours drive.
Cutting-edge companies in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire includes Bit Defender, FuseMail, Disk Labs and Sytech Digital Forensics in the cyber sector, Teletrac NAVMAN, Finning, JCB and Don-Bur in automotive, Dataflexnet , Secure Hosting, Davies-Group, AutoNet, Click Dealer and TopCashback in fintech, Mirage Services, Allied Insulators, Amtrain and Elite KL in rail and Koko Digital, Lightwood Games, Datel, Epic Games and bet365 in gaming.