Major employers in South Norfolk
A brief run through of the major employers in the district, and links to their websites where you can find out more.
There are a number of vehicle manufacturers in the area including Group Lotus (offices pictured) and BERU F1.
Group Lotus, owned by Proton, has been based in the village of Hethel since 1966. It manufactures sports cars, but is equally renown for its expertise in automotive engineering.
Electrical components & technology
Syfer Technology Ltd is a world leader in the manufacture of ceramic electronic components, Stadium Power of Diss produce power supplies and power transformers.
Public sector employers
Public sector employers in the district include the Norfolk Constabulary, whose headquarters are in Wymondham (pictured); South Norfolk Council, whose principal office is located in Long Stratton, and the NHS Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital at Colney.
Spire Healthcare, located in Colney, is a leading provider of private health care insurance, hospitals and health care service. Along with the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital it employs more than 8000 people in the district.
The wealth of agricultural produce from South Norfolk means that food processing features in the local economy. There are many companies working in this industry, among them BOCM Pauls.
Norwich Research Park
The food link is continued at the Norwich Research Park at Colney, which is home to several leading research institutes, a growing number of companies and more than 1,500 people involved in research and development in food and bio-technology.
This is the highest concentration of such expertise in Europe and it is a world renowned centre of excellence. The John Innes Centre and the Institute of Food Research are among the most important and is home to the Genome Analysis Centre.
Other leading employers
Other leading employers in the area include: Smurfit Kappa, Mussett Engineering Ltd, Barley Chalu Ltd, A C Bacon Engineering Ltd, Diss Promotional Services, Duffields of East Anglia, May Gurney, Hi-rel Lids Ltd, Uniglaze 2, Midwich Ltd, Lind Automotive, Williams Lea and HLC Wood Products Ltd.
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Active Technologies is an engineering design company specialising in problem solving. It works with clients to develop new products and technologies in all areas of mechanical engineering.
Barley Chalu Ltd
This business specialising in protecting and toughening aluminium, as well as providing a suitable surface on which to paint on. For more information visit their website.
Beru F1 is a specialist supplier of performance engineering solutions to the Motorsport, Automotive and Marine Industries. Their website has information on the products they supply, news articles, contact information and career information.
BOCM PAULS is an animal feed manufacturer. The website gives information on the company’s products and services, as well as relevant press releases and answers to frequently asked questions relating to animal feed.
BUPA is a global health and care organisation offering private health insurance for individuals, small businesses and corporations.
Diss Promotional Services Ltd
Their website gives details of their services which include ways for businesses to achieve marketing and a packing & mailing service. It also contains details of any job vacancies.
Hi-Rel Lids Ltd
The website gives details of the milled, stamped or formed lids for hybrid packages that are produced by this company.
Institute of Food Research (IFR)
This company carries out research to show how food can be a means of improving the health of individuals and of preventing or reducing the risk of food-related diseases. It’s website includes information on the work carried out plus vacancies (staff, studentships and fellowships).
John Innes Centre (JIC)
JIC is an independent, international centre of excellence in plant science and microbiology located at Norwich Retail Park in Colney. The website gives information about the centre and its various scientific departments, it’s products and services, how it works with the public, what’s on (lectures, seminars and events) and opportunities (jobs, studentships and research training).
Their website includes a profile of the company and job opportunities.
May Gurney provides maintenance and enhancement services to a number of industry focussed service including the highway services and rail services. Their website gives information on their services, news articles and career opportunities.
Midwich Ltd is a distributor of audiovisual and IT products. It is a trade-only distributer. Job vacancies are also advertised on the website.
This company specialises in packaging solutions. The website gives details of the products they make.
Mussett Engineering Ltd
Visit this site to find out more about the work of these precision engineers plus job vacancies.
This site explains how the Norfolk Police aim to reduce crime in the area. It includes information on vacancies and recruitment.
Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital, Colney
This site gives information on the hospital, patient information, education and careers - including voluntary work.
Norwich Research Park, Colney (NRP)
This site provides information about the scientific and IT research at NRP and job vacancies. It also details the business development and investment opportunities available in terms of land and accommodation for new partners looking to join the NRP.
Stadium Power Ltd
Stadium Power is a power solution provider. The website gives details of and support for the products it makes.
Syfer Technology Ltd
This site provides information on the work carried out by this manufacturer of ceramic electronic components. The 'About Syfer' section also includes details of any jobs available.
Their website shows details of the double glazed sealed units and toughened glass products they make.
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Last updated on: 26 February 2013