Silvan Floors in Leicestershire started out as installers of premium hardwood flooring - importing and selling. But a few years ago, they started down the road of becoming a fully self-contained manufacturer in order to have full flexibility and control over their product, and to prove that British manufacturing is still very viable. The directors at Silvan came up with a business plan that included setting up a manufacturing facility in Leicestershire that would be able to produce floors entirely from the round log.


Bott Ltd The Brompton folding bike has become a familiar sight throughout the world, whether ridden across metropolitan areas or folded neatly in a commuter train. Brompton, started in 1975, is now the UK’s largest bicycle manufacturer, producing over 36,000 bikes a year with over 80% of these exported.

Bott Limited is a manufacturing SME based in Bude, Cornwall with additional UK operations in the Midlands and Scotland. Part the Bott Group a family owned German company, since 1931. Bott ltd is the most successful unit within the Bott Group specialising in the design and manufacture of workshop storage equipment, such as benches, cabinets and cupboards. This is complemented by the design, manufacture and installation of in-vehicle organisation solutions, such as van racking and on board power solutions. The company has more than doubled in size in the last ten years and has a turnover of circa £30m.

Brompton and Bott share a commitment to UK manufacturing and high quality engineering. To this end both companies invest heavily in latest technologies. With this shared philosophy in cutting edge investment it’s no surprise that Brompton contacted Bott to fit out their new flagship store in Covent Garden.





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  Bi-folding door manufacturer Origin, based in High Wycombe, have manufactured doors in the UK for over 12 years and recently the company launched their Colour Palette range of bi-folding doors to inspire creativity in homeowners. The Colour Palette range features nine colour pallets each with 10 eclectic colours, from natural earthy tones to bright primary shades. Origin are the first manufacturer in the UK to offer such a diverse range of coloured finishes for bi-fold doors, giving homeowners a chance to express their creativity through their colour choices.



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Alfreton-based David Nieper has secured a £245,000 grant through the Derby Enterprise Growth Fund to help boost exports and create up to 35 new jobs. The grant to David Nieper will form part of a £1.75 million investment by the well-known fashion house.


Acre Supply Co and Elizabeth Drew launch the Flip Wallet

Keeping a tight grip on your cards and more all day long.

The Flip Wallet is a fuss free alternative to traditional bulky wallets and flimsy

plastic card holders, Suitable for everyone from commuting business men and

women, to adventure and style lovers.  Made from quality elastic, the Flip Wallet grips your cards, key, notes and more all day long.

Designed and manufactured entirely in the UK