Vibrant business community

"A great place to do business"

Below are testimonials from some of our businesses:

Benoy has been established in the Newark area since 1947 and, having expanded from our small and rural beginnings in Collingham to a 500 person £40M turnover global business run from our headquarters in Northgate, Newark. We are fiercely proud of our local roots.  The key factors in our ability to keep Newark at the epicentre of our global business of 9 offices in the Middle East, India, Asia and China include:-


Founded in 2004, Bazzoo is a creative marketing agency working with clients across the UK on brand development, marketing strategy, design and production of on-line, display and printed marketing collateral.

Clients are typically SME’s in FMCG, B2B, B2C and the public sector.

James Fountain, Managing Director of Bazzoo, said, “Newark on Trent was an ideal location to establish the business given its central location in the UK, its vibrant business community and its excellent psychical and virtual communications links.

“In addition North Nottinghamshire is an inspiring place to live and work away from the hustle and bustle of the city but close enough for customers”.

“Newark and Sherwood District Council are business friendly and active in creating an environment conducive to business. This has encouraged new businesses to relocate and expand which has been good for jobs and the local economy”.


Jackson Design Associates (JDA) is a local Architectural and Project Management business which operates throughout the UK. Established in 1994 the business relocated into Newark and Sherwood in 2003. JDA chose to move to new purpose built offices on Sherwood Energy Village in the western area of the District. The business employs many local staff with a range of skills in Architecture, Project management and Health and Safety (

Newark and Sherwood is a great base for JDA. Centrally positioned in the UK it allows us to cover projects not only in the Midlands but throughout the UK, with good road links via the A1 and M1 and also a fast train link to London. We have attracted staff from Nottingham who prefer the working environment here and then have looked to move into the district themselves. The central location of Newark and Sherwood has enabled us to support projects as geographically diverse as health spas for The Bannatynne Group from Broadstairs, Kent to Inverness, Scotland and care homes from Southampton to Southport to name but a few.

Sherwood Energy Village is a great example of where a Council didn't “rest on its laurels” when faced with difficult challenges during the pit closures in the 1990's. Out of those difficult times sprung initiatives such as Sherwood Energy Village, which enabled a wide spectrum of different businesses to relocate and thrive in the district through the availability of a remediated site, a clear planning brief and a proactive planning system. That approach has allowed businesses such as Center Parcs head office, Experian (Risk Disk) call centre, a brain injury rehabilitation facility, a health spa, a care village along with smaller owner managed firms such as ourselves to thrive. The proactive approach to supporting the site with a clear planning brief and delegated authority for planning decisions gave (and continues to give) businesses the confidence to invest in the location.


GL Foods, Egg Products Division, operate from a specialised processing factory in Bilsthorpe.  We have a wide portfolio of egg based products which have been developed to meet the needs of food manufacturers, retailers and the foodservice industry throughout the UK.  We have in-house teams who work with customers to create bespoke recipes ranging from liquid egg, blends, boiled egg and convenience products such as egg mayonnaise.  Our site has modern equipment suited to meet the specifications of blue chip customers, where quality and food safety is critical.  Fresh and frozen finished product delivery for major food manufacturers, to pallecons and cartons for foodservice customers and retailers. 

Newark and Sherwood is a good place to do business due to it’s central location and close to the major motorway networks.


Abbott & Co. (Newark) Ltd -

When Mr Abbott set up boiler making in Newark in 1870, he did so because of its excellent Central location to the Ports and Shipyards,  the Great North Road, and we had our own sidings onto the LNER Railway Network.

Over 140 Years later we are thriving in Newark -  we capitalise on the central location with the A1 and the A46 dual carriageways, and can get to London in 75 Minutes by Rail !

Today we manufacture Pressure Vessels over 4m Wide and 12m Long by Road weighing over 25 Tonnes and ship them internationally from our Newark factory.

Visit  for more details of our Pressure Vessels and company information.


Ultimation Direct Ltd is a UK based manufacturing company specialising in the design, manufacture and installation of perimeter security and access control products. The company operates a delivery, installation and maintenance service throughout the UK, and works with export partners to offer a worldwide presence.

The company is privately owned by the director and owner who has many years' experience in the security sector and who has a commitment to working closely with our customers. Since the company was founded, we have seen an average of 20% year on year growth in turnover and our product range also expands yearly.

Our purpose built factory on Telford Drive, Newark, was designed to accommodate the fabrication, assembly and finishing processes for gates, barriers and turnstiles in a linear fashion. This has extended our capabilities both in terms of production capacity and the dimensions of gates we are able to fabricate. Additionally, this facility enables us to streamline production, from manufacture of individual components on our CNC controlled machinery through to our fully equipped spray shop and assembly areas.

The factory was officially opened on 12 August 2016 by the leader of Newark Town Council, Councillor David Lloyd, and was attended by many local business leaders. The event was very successful and proved to be a great way of introducing Ultimation Direct to the local business community.

Since we have moved into the facility we have seen an increase in turnover of over £1 million and have been able to employ 15 additional staff including 3 current apprentices (2019). The proximity of our factory to Newark has enabled us to more easily attract suitably qualified staff members, and the logistics of both the production and the delivery side of the business has benefitted from the large number of nearby suppliers and the closeness of the A1 and A46 trunk road system.

The factory will accommodate the company's growth for several more years, and when further expansion is needed, the town presents various options to allow this to occur.

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