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Business Showcase

Celebrating some of the innovative and world leading companies, of all sectors and sizes, which call South Kesteven home.


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Cost-effective office and industrial space coupled with easy access to a highly skilled and motivated workforce make South Kesteven an ideal location for any company considering relocation.

As well as being great for businesses operating in competitive markets where price is key, the district is an attractive option for charitable and non-profit organisations keen to ensure their running costs remain as low as possible. It’s no surprise then, that a number of leading organisations already have their headquarters in the area, including Park Air Systems, Totemic, Moy Park, Parker Hannifin and the Woodland Trust.

 

World-class players in the heart South Kesteven

Among nearly 6,000 businesses operating across the district, these world-class organisations already call South Kesteven home:

  • Food giant, Bakkavor (the leading provider of fresh prepared food in the UK) operates its prepared produce facility in Bourne
  • McCain Foods, the UK’s largest purchaser of British potatoes (buying approximately 15% of the annual potato crop) manufactures and distributes frozen food products from its purpose-built site in Grantham
  • Renowned homeware designer Sophie Allport operates its national and international retail and distribution facilities from sites in Stamford and Bourne
  • The Woodland Trust has its head office in Grantham
  • Cummins Generators will shortly be opening its new state-of-the-art research and development facility in Stamford
  • Park Air Systems (part of the communications systems giant Northrop Grumman) has its head office in Market Deeping
  • Award-winning housebuilder and developer The Larkfleet Group is based in Bourne
  • The Totemic Group, consistently voted among the Sunday Times Top 100 companies to work for, has its head office in Grantham
  • Bourne Textile Services is one of the UK’s largest high volume laundry and linen hire companies; it is part of Johnson’s high volume linen division, consisting of the Afonwen, Bourne and PLS brands
  • Moy Park, one of the largest producers of organic, free range and corn fed poultry in Europe, has its coated and ready-to-eat facility in Grantham
  • XPO Logistics, a top ten global logistics company, is extending its already vast storage and distribution facility next to the A1 corridor in Grantham
  • Provider of protection and hygiene products and services in the workplace and home, Polycare Healthline, has consolidated its national operation in Bourne
  • Alltech, a leading producer and processor of yeast additives, organic trace minerals and feed ingredients, has recently opened its new UK Offices in Stamford

Open for business (for any industry, any sector and any size)

While boasting a long and rich history in agriculture, manufacturing, design, technology and engineering, South Kesteven is open to all businesses and sectors.

Organisations from the Professional Scientific and Technical, Health and Education, Manufacturing and Retail sectors all operate in the district with great success.

Several innovative companies in financial services and advanced manufacturing already call South Kesteven home and the number of Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) based in the district is increasing. Award-winning digital and creative agencies are serving clients right across the globe and garnering international influence.

There are hundreds of successful micro-businesses operating in and from the rural heart of South Kesteven. A lot of the really exciting things that happen here happen because of the business’ location – not in spite of it. The community of entrepreneurs and small businesses is active, vibrant and engaged.

 

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