New website launches to support local manufacturers
Lewes District Council and Eastbourne Borough Council have launched a new website to promote local manufacturers.
The new website showcases manufacturers across different sectors including food and beverage, plastics, chemical and pharmaceutical.
Councillor James MacCleary, Leader of Lewes District Council, said: “The manufacturing sector is diverse across the Lewes District and there are some truly innovative companies doing fantastic things. For instance, Newhaven is home to the makers of one of the darkest substances known as well as businesses in the automotive and pharmaceutical industries.
“This new website aims to help businesses find local manufacturers and I look forward to seeing the manufacturers in our area continue to grow and succeed.”
Manufacturing is the third-largest sector in the UK economy and employs 2.7 million people. The councils’ website is a comprehensive directory and builds on other initiatives such as eatlocal.info to help local residents find nearby food and provisions and shopslocal.info to promote the wide array of local independent shops in the area.
Councillor David Tutt, Leader of Eastbourne Borough Council, added: “It is fantastic to see this new website up and running and I do urge businesses to see if they can find a manufacturer that’s local to them.
“There has never been a better time to support local businesses and it is important that we celebrate and support those that are boosting our economy.”
For more information please visit makelocal.info
Businesses that would like to be featured can sign up as a free listing on the website that will be promoted through a targeted social media campaign over the coming weeks.