House of Commons visit celebrates Staffordshire Day
We were thrilled to celebrate this year’s Staffordshire Day with events showcasing some of the very best our county has to offer on a national stage – at the House of Commons. Over 20 businesses from across the county joined us to celebrate and promote Staffordshire and what we have to offer.
After two years of virtual celebrations, the marketplace event and roundtable debate, organised by We Are Staffordshire, provided a unique opportunity to put Staffordshire on the national stage, supported by local Staffordshire businesses, and our countywide network of MPs.
The marketplace event showcased why Staffordshire is a great place to do business, work, learn and visit to ministers, Lords and MPs from all parties.
Businesses attending ranged from the county’s flagship manufacturers and attractions to small enterprises making their mark. They were supported by Staffordshire County Council leader Alan White and Deputy leader, Philip White, the Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP, Theo Clarke MP and business leaders.
The roundtable debate focused on putting place at the heart of Staffordshire’s visitor economy and recovery and was attended by a number of local, regional and national stakeholders. Watch the roundtable debate to hear more about the discussions which took place.
Staffordshire County Council deputy leader and We Are Staffordshire Place Board deputy chair, Philip White said: “The House of Commons Staffordshire Day event gave us the opportunity to showcase the county’s business success stories to national leaders.
“We were joined by a diverse group of businesses – both in terms of size and sector – which really demonstrated the breadth of the Staffordshire economy and its balance between rural and urban areas.”
Karen Bradley MP said: “As a Staffordshire MP I was pleased to be helping to lead this event which will further establish our county as a place for enterprise and growth to colleagues from across the country.
“We’re proud to be able to promote traditional industries which use both established methods and new, low carbon technology along with cutting edge medical and tech-sector companies. And our universities are global leaders in research and development, producing highly-skilled graduates – many of whom remain in the county and contribute to its growing economy.
“It’s great that we marked Staffordshire Day in this way to help to put us firmly on the map.”
Louisa Shaw, Place Brand Manager for We Are Staffordshire said, “A huge thank you to everyone who took part in our House of Commons visit, both to businesses who gave up their time to join us to showcase their offering and to representatives who joined us for the roundtable debate. Judging by how busy our marketplace was, and the positive comments by our businesses and visitors, the event was a real success.”