There is quite a variety of business related activity in & around Desford, Botcheston & Newtown Unthank area.

The location is good in terms of ease of access for major the motorway & road networks of M1, M69, M42, A5, A50, A47.

The main employer locally is Caterpillar UK, with Neovia also being significant. Both are located just outside the village. Newtown Unthank also has the Grange Farm small business units & the larger warehousing operation at Crown Crest PLC.


Other industrial locations nearby are Peckleton Lane Industrial estate & Merry lees. A wide variety of business types & sizes are catered for.

This gives a wide variety of employment opportunities locally there are also farms with small industrial units.

There seems to be an increase in the number people working from home and we have convenience of access for delivery vehicles & services such as the Post Office to help. Generally the broadband and telecoms gives a good service, essential for all businesses these days.

There are no banking facilities, however, more seems to be increasingly on line.

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