The stunning county is home to some 850,000 people and made up of 8 distinct districts and boroughs, encompassing rural countryside villages, market towns, urban hubs and smart towns & cities.
Easily accessible in the heart of the UK, Staffordshire has excellent road and rail links. We are also close four major international airports, and the M1 and M6 motorways.
In fact, no other UK location offers access to so many cities. Manchester, Liverpool, Chester, Birmingham, Sheffield, Derby, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Leicester, are all within an hour. London too, is only 80 minutes away by train.
With its reputation for safe living and friendliness Staffordshire offers residents an accessible and affordable lifestyle that make it a fabulous place to live and work.
From urban chic and city apartments to rural idylls and country houses, there is a lifestyle here to suit everyone. The county has everything from traditional market towns to bustling city centres with shopping, restaurants and nightlife to suit all tastes and budgets.
And with house prices a fraction of the cost here than elsewhere in the UK, there is a significant cost of living advantage with higher disposable income and more home for your money.
Staffordshire County Council is the top-tier local authority for the non-metropolitan county of Staffordshire, England. 62 councillors sit on Staffordshire County Council. Staffordshire operates a cabinet-style council. The full council elects a cabinet of 10 councillors, including the council leader, from the majority party
Our Success Stories
Staffordshire is the home of Britain’s billion pound start-ups. A place where innovation, creativity and enterprise drives growth and attracts international brands. Some of Britain’s greatest success stories, like JCB and bet365, all call Staffordshire their home.
The Staffordshire economy has seen a number of positive announcements regarding new investment and job creation. The area is undergoing an economic renaissance and is stepping out of the shadows of its big city neighbours, Birmingham and Manchester.
Our great location, connectivity, talent and lifestyle benefits continue to attract international businesses too. Jaguar Land Rover, Amazon, Vodafone and Molson-Coors are just some of the names investing millions of pounds and creating thousands of jobs here.
Staffordshire offers you a world of possibilities. Truly world-class leisure facilities here include two of Europe’s biggest and best theme parks – Alton Towers Resort and Drayton Manor; the UK’s number one indoor water park, WaterWorld and the SnowDome in Tamworth with year-round skiing on real snow.
We have some of the world’s most beautiful scenery in the Staffordshire Peak District, Cannock Chase (designated an Area of Outstanding Beauty) and the National Forest, as well as explore 1000 years of Staffordshire history in ancient cathedrals, medieval castles and magnificent stately homes, or potter around factory shops from world-famous brands.
For a complete overview of the thousands of things to see and do in Staffordshire explore enjoystaffordshire.com