The Local Business Community

Stowmarket and its immediate surrounds is an established business hub with a wide variety of well-established regional, national and international organisations choosing to locate in the area given its access to the right labour markets, good regional road networks and major UK ports. Some of the largest include:

  • Copella – producer of fresh fruit juices in Stoke by Nayland (91 employees)
  • Philips Avent – manufacturers and distributors of baby equipment in Glemsford (600 employees)
  • Delphi – manufactures automotive parts and components in Sudbury (700 employees)
  • Nestle Purina – makes famous brands of pet food in Sudbury (210 employees)
  • Siemens – has an electrical engineering and electronics base in Sudbury (150 employees)
  • ICI Image data – a digital imaging technology company in Brantham (200 +)
  • DuPont Antec– a biosecurity company in Sudbury (75 employees)
  • East of England Co-operative Society – Headquarters now based at Wherstead (250 employees)
  • Bosch – manufactures of lawn mowers and garden care products in Stowmarket (400 employees)
  • Haymills Contractors – construction contractors whose HQ is in Stowmarket (450 employees)
  • ICI Dulux – paint manufactures based in Stowmarket (70 employees)
  • Nexa Autocolor – automotive respray colour manufacturers based in Stowmarket (100 employees)
  • Muntons plc – Stowmarket malt producers supplying the food & drink trade (240 employees)
  • Celestion Speakers – audio speakers (40 employees)
  • Aspalls Cyder – Manufacturers of the ‘World’s Best’ cider 2009 in Debenham (50 employees)
  • Breheny Civil Engineering – building contractors in Needham Market involved in the Olympic 2012 construction (350 employees)
  • Leggetts Transport – logistics and transportation in Woolpit (70) 2 Sisters Foods – suppliers to M&S (700 employees)