Stoke-on-Trent City Council, United Kingdom

Stoke-on-Trent is home to some of the UK’s and the world’s leading companies. It is the World Capital of Ceramics and the area is a key destination for pottery and ceramics. Whilst the founding industry of ceramics still thrives, the legacy, location and infrastructure continues to attract manufacturing, logistics operations, headquarters and back office functions of huge employers and massive investors.

Key sectors include advanced manufacturing, building technologies, business and professional services, ceramics innovation, creative and digital, distribution, low carbon and sustainability, medical and healthcare, retail and tourism.

Stoke-on-Trent's location at the centre of England, strategically between Manchester and Birmingham creates easy connections to the rest of the UK by road and rail and four international airports are within an hours drive. The city has low business accommodation and wage costs, 8.6 million working people are within an hour’s drive of the city and opportunities for low carbon energy provide an exceptional commercial opportunity.

Between the universities of Keele and Staffordshire more than 30,000 students create a potential employment resource with specialisms in medicine and healthcare, science and engineering and computing.

Contact details:
Sébastien Danneels

Organisation website:
www.stoke.gov.uk