Council chiefs have launched a nationwide drive to attract investment from across the country to our part of Lincolnshire.
South Kesteven District Council wants businesses to move in and is actively promoting Stamford and the Deepings, along with Bourne and Grantham.
It has produced a brochure and video for each area promoting the virtues of this part of the country which are being sent to landowners, major businesses, agents and potential investors. They will also be used at exhibitions and trade shows.
The Stamford video focuses on the town’s heritage, making sure to mention the recent accolade of being named best place to live in Britain by the Sunday Telegraph. Business opportunity is the theme of the video for the Deepings.
Several Stamford businesses are featured in the town’s promotional material, from large employers such as Cummins Generator Technologies to small firms like Stamford Cheese Cellar.
Karen Brummer, who runs the cheese shop in St Mary’s Street, said: “I am really impressed and I think that it’s fantastic for Stamford - I am about to link it to our website.”
The video also looks at the town’s excellent transport links and education facilities, and points out the success of Stamford Georgian Festival.
Stamford Chamber of Trade and Commerce president Tim Lee was also interviewed for the video.
He pointed to the success of smaller initiatives, such as the Friday art market in Red Lion Square.
He also explained the chamber’s long-term projects, including Stamford Town Team, which was set up to enhance the town centre.
The films have been uploaded to the district council’s, YouTube channel. The Stamford video has already had more than 400 views.
The Deepings video focuses on major international companies such as Park Air Systems and Landis and Gyr, which have large offices at the Northfields Industrial Estate.
It also looks at the Eventus centre, which is home to a range of firms. Staff explain how appealing the professional environment is and how much it boosts their business.
Moving to Market Place in Market Deeping, the video looks at award-winning fish and chip shop Linfords as an example of how small businesses can flourish in the town.
It also highlights the range of sports clubs in the Deepings along with the excellent education and outstanding secondary school.
Council leader Linda Neal (Con) said: “We have invested in all four of our towns and their respective attractive strengths, connectivity to the rest of the UK and the availability of a good workforce helped by some outstanding local schools.
“South Kesteven has a lot to offer and this why we are keen to spread the message nationally and internationally that we are open for business.”
Chief executive Beverly Agass added: “We are happy to embrace all the advantages that electronic marketing offer but we also value brochures that are ideal for use at events and for those people who just prefer the look and feel of a traditional publication.”
A hard copy of the brochure can be obtained by calling 01476 406365 or a digital version can be seen at www.southkesteven.gov.uk/destinationsk