Business Scene April 2015
Innovation has been very much a theme for Uckfield businesses in the last month.
New branding, new ideas and new products are on offer as owners and managers seek to keep their “offer” fresh and relevant to customers, writes Paul Watson.
Earlier this year I predicted that the “big story” of the year would be the number of jobs being created at the new business park, just off the A272 at Maresfield.
We now learn that a company which could be first on the site will be a national business creating 90 jobs. More here
The business boasts hundreds of satisfied customers and is recommended by Checkatrade having been vetted and monitored to meet the organisation’s standards of trading.
You will find Superior Glass on the Bellbrook Industrial Estate. Read more here
Being a commercial property agent isn’t always straight forward. Chris Lawson from Lawson Commercial reports that when repossessing a factory for a client they discovered a cannabis farm and then found an abandoned pony on land at Maresfield where infrastructure works were about to begin.
Back on the “day job”, Lawson has a smart modern industrial unit with trade counter use to let on Riverside, part of the Bellbrook Business Park.
Oldfield Smith & Co
Oldfield Smith & Co is offering one of the most prestigious office buildings in the town to let.
Clearwater House, opposite the bus station, represents “a unique opportunity to acquire possibly the best office space in the area”.
The accommodation includes air conditioning, secure covered car parking, data wiring and high-quality internal fittings.
In other business news
*Chancellor George Osborne’s Budget contained the promise of £100,000 for a study into re-opening the Uckfield to Lewes rail line. More here
*The White Hart at Buxted has new mine hosts. Find out who they are and what their plans are here
* From July, businesses in the rural areas of Wealden and Rother will have the opportunity to apply for EU funding totalling £1.472 million. The latest LEADER programme, announced by the Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs, will provide grants to small businesses, farmers, foresters and communities for projects that create jobs and grow the rural economy.
*The Wealden 2015 tourist guide is available online and at tourist venues reaching out across the South East. The guide features more than 70 Wealden attractions and a calendar of events taking place throughout the year. For the latest in visitor attractions go to the Wealden do Sussex website, www.wealdendo-sussex.co.uk.