**Entry to the Burton Mail Business Awards is free; entry form can be downloaded here **

East Staffordshire is home to an impressive mix of thriving businesses crossing a diverse range of industries and sectors. Globally recognised businesses such as JCB, Molson Coors and Pirelli have long been established in the borough, and we continue to attract large multi-national firms such as Clipper Group and Healthcare at Home.

We are also hugely proud of the array of small and medium-sized operations which contribute to the enterprising culture which is ever developing in East Staffordshire.

Alongside this enterprising culture and the industrial heritage of Burton, East Staffordshire boasts some of the most beautiful countryside in the Midlands with lush fields, award-winning restaurants, world-class sports facilities, nationally renowned spa hotels and wedding venues and growing visitor attractions, not least of which is the National Forest.

East Staffordshire has a number of natural assets which make it a great place to do business, for example our proximity to major road and rail networks and central location in the country.

East Staffordshire Borough Council works hard to create an environment which helps businesses realise ambitious growth and investment plans and create new employment opportunities for local people. The council has previously operated a success business development fund aimed at awarding grants to local businesses in order to promote growth and job creation.

We are committed to offering information, advice and support to businesses which is easily and quickly accessed, tailored to meet the needs of each business and provides consistently high standards of customer care.

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