Tenant spotlight: Dearing Plastics one year in at the HEP
Leading plastic mouldings manufacturer Dearing Plastics has been based at the Humber Enterprise Park (HEP) one year this month. We caught up with company director Andy Harris, who admits the whole team is surprised at just how well things have gone for the business since they settled in.
An impressive site with lots of potential
When the company first moved to the HEP, there were concerns that the space was too big for them. They had jumped from using 20,000 sq. ft. at their previous site, to all of a sudden having 46,000 sq. ft. available.
Fast forward one year, and Andy says the company is now utilising the full space thanks to the number of new projects they’ve been able to take on.
Andy informed us that the HEP’s modern, clean appearance had played a key part in this success. It’s maintained a “wow factor” both for himself and visitors, so much so that one customer decided against moving away from Dearing Plastics upon seeing the site’s potential.
It’s a potential that the company has worked continuously to realise in the past year. They’ve created their own offices and meeting rooms, while consistently investing in new machinery and upgrades to improve the working environment for the staff on the ground.
The ideal space to grow
Alongside the financial benefits of low rental rates and business rates exemption, Andy told us that the flexibility of the office and industrial spaces available at the HEP allows tenants to develop their facilities as they see fit and “mould their own futures”.
He told us how the company has been able to move pipework to improve working conditions, and plans to soon install LED lighting to improve carbon footprint.
And it’s not just the Dearing Plastics premises that are developing, but the HEP site and wider Brough community too. Andy tells us the ongoing and planned development in the area is a positive for the staff of all the businesses on site, and will bring positive opportunities with it.
Plenty more to come in 2018
Looking towards Dearing Plastics’ second year at the HEP, Andy tells us that the company will continue to invest in machinery, staff welfare and training.
They’re currently speaking to a number of new customers, and working on a range of new projects too – but he can’t tell us too much more than that for now. So keep your eyes peeled…
In the meantime, if you’re interested in joining Dearing Plastics at the Humber Enterprise Park and growing your business in 2018, you can take a 360 tour of our office spaces here.