Local Business News!
Between the months of July and September the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said that there had been a strong performance in the UK across all sectors, with economic output rising by 0.8%. This official data builds on a 0.7% rise between the months of April – June and is the best quarterly performance the UK has seen since 2010. The ONS said that Manufacturing in the UK grew by 0.9% and Production by 0.5% in the third quarter. Nick Clegg said that “these figures show that we are firmly on the road to economic recovery” and George Osborne stated that “it is not just services that are growing, Construction is growing and Manufacturing is growing”. A rise in orders and output has shown optimism within UK manufacturing in the three months to October, the CBI says.
There are also signs that local companies are growing and increasing in strength. A survey of 145 businesses by the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce has shown that at least half of the businesses in North Staffordshire are expecting to see a rise in turnover in the next 12 months, after recording increases in UK sales and orders. According to the results of the quarterly economic survey from the Staffordshire Chamber of Commerce, over a third of companies are also enjoying a boost in export sales. In keeping with this positive news, over 200 new jobs have been created in the Newcastle area after a global retailer invested £5million into their warehouse function, which is expected to be operational in time for the busy Christmas period. Further to this, an international trade retailer who opened eight depots in the first half of 2013 is set to open a new trade counter in Fenton, which is also expected to create more jobs in the local area. The local economic picture is certainly looking positive and now could be a good time for many to make the career change that they have been pondering for a while.
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