Many companies have built successful businesses in the Forest of Dean. The pleasant surroundings, skilled labour and effective transport links have made the area a popular site for relocation.
Our recent success stories feature advanced engineering and IT, furnishings, cosmetics and automotive components. All these businesses were supported by the district council, with advice and practical assistance.
These businesses identified new world markets, won new benefits in efficiency or made productive investments in new technology. Others secured more market penetration in the UK economy. All worked with Forest of Dean District Council to help improve their business.
The Forest of Dean has a strong tradition of innovation. This extends from steel making, building and precision engineering to food, drink and information technology.
These case studies demonstrate the real benefits of the Forest of Dean, and how these businesses capitalised upon the environment, the skilled labour and the convenient local transport links.
Electronics and IT
Chronos Technology is an ISO 9001 approved, Tier 1 Distributor and System Integrator of professional electronic equipment solutions for the Telecom, Utility and Defence sectors. Read more
Milbury Systems, a supplier of pre-cast and pre-stressed concrete systems and specialist in agri-building products, has developed a major manufacturing facility in Lydney. The company is also ISO 9001 approved. Read more
Furnishings and interiors
Calico Interiors currently employs 17 full time members of staff, with a customer base of more than 6,000. Read more
International business, The Watts Group, produces solid tyres for all types of vehicle, especially forklift trucks. Read more
The Dezac Group operates from a purpose-built 7,900 sq m (85,000 sq ft) manufacturing and office complex that blends perfectly into the surrounding Forest of Dean landscape. Read more
Food and drink
The Authentic Bread Company has enjoyed excellent growth since start-up. Read more
Three Choirs Vineyard at Newent now has an international reputation, and wins awards for fine English wines, produced at a rate of 350,000 bottles a year. Read more