Doing Business in Melton
Though most Britain’s villages are predominantly rural, there are several exceptions. And Melton is one of those exceptions. It’s a vibrant centre of commerce and light industry, and there are currently more than 70 businesses.
Business Friendly in Every Aspect
All those businesses that chose Melton as their headquarters surely had a good reason why they didn’t build or rent their premises elsewhere. Though every business is specific and requires different conditions to “thrive”, just about all businesses benefit from:
Efficient infrastructure. Melton has excellent rail and road connections as well as communication networks. In addition, there is the River Deben which, while not being suitable for large commercial traffic, is navigable. What is more, Melton is its lowest crossing which made the village’s already important strategic location even more important.
Easy access to the market. Efficient infrastructure and great location give Melton-based businesses easy access to the market, allowing them to quickly and effortlessly deliver their products/services to their customers/clients. Also, the proximity of Woodbridge and Ipswich means that businesses have access to a market with a population of nearly 200,000 people considering that the former has a population of approximately 11,000, while the latter is called home by about 180,000 people.
Easy access to human resources. Proximity to Woodbridge and Ipswich doesn’t only mean easy access to the market but it also means easy access to human resources. And they also include highly skilled labour force with technical development skills.
Business-friendly environment. Melton is extremely friendly to business when it comes to both small and medium-sized firms from virtually all sectors of industry. This clearly reveals the fact that the village is home to over 70 businesses from a range of industry sectors even though it has a population of less than 4,000 people.
New opportunities for business. It isn’t just the village’s location, most notably proximity to Woodbridge and Ipswich that provide a plethora of new opportunities for doing business. It is a combination of all the factors mentioned above, including Melton’s friendliness to business. These give businesses operating from the village a huge advantage over many of their competitors who don’t have the privilege to operate from places as friendly to business as Melton.