SEGRO Park Rainham, East London, continues to attract new business providing the space and support to help smaller businesses grow.
Heart and Soul Nuts, a small start up business has grown from operating from their kitchen table to signing their first lease with SEGRO for a 1,115 sq ft unit on the Innovation Business Centre – an area designed specifically for start up businesses within SEGRO Park Rainham, East London.
Heart and Soul Nuts, who specialise in the production and sale of peanut butter, is a prime example of a start up business needing modern, well located space in order to meet the demands of their customers.
The Innovation Business Centre is made up of 26 units ranging from 500 sq ft to 1500 sq ft and is designed to create a business environment that supports customer growth through a variety of amenities and services. This includes offering flexible leases, an onsite estate manager, providing recruitment support and training and development opportunities.
Adem Garip, Company Director, Heart and Soul Nuts, said:
“When we first launched our peanut butter brand, we were a small business operating from out of our own kitchen. As demand increased, we realised we needed a larger and more flexible space.
“SEGRO has been extremely flexible and welcomed us to the premises within a very short period of time. We have been very happy since moving into this brilliant workspace, which has enabled us to seamlessly run our business.
“We now operate out of a clean, workable area and at a convenient location, which is helpfully close to the London market.”
Success for an existing customer of SEGRO, Mount Valley Beverages, has meant their business has outgrown their current unit on the Innovation Business Centre and they have upsized into a 1,639 sq ft unit on the Enterprise Business Centre – also part of SEGRO Park Rainham. The Enterprise Business Centre has been designed as the next step in size from the Innovation Business Centre and has units from 1500 sq ft to 3000 sq ft and continues to offer the support needed to help customers grow.
Mohammed Ali, Managing Director, Mount Valley Beverages said:
“SEGRO truly understands the nature of our start-up business and has continually shown us support throughout our expansion, so that we can meet customers’ needs.
“When we first moved to the Innovation Business Centre, we had launched just one flavour. Our business has now grown, with four new flavours available to the market and we are looking to expand the range further.
“The location is ideal for our logistics with easy access to the UK market via the road and motorway network.”
The Enterprise and Innovation Business Quarters are within close proximity to the A13, linking central and East London and are built to the latest sustainable specifications, including photovoltaic panels, LED lighting and electric charging points enabling business to operate at maximum capacity whilst reducing their running costs and carbon emissions. Each unit offers flexibility for a mix of office and industrial uses, as well as the ability to adapt to changing business needs.
Alan Holland, Managing Director, Greater London, SEGRO said:
“Location and quality of workspace are important factors in determining the success of any small business in its formative years, so the Enterprise Quarter at SEGRO Park Rainham provides a compelling proposition for local start-ups and SMEs.
“However, it is the relationship with the customer and ongoing support after the lease has been signed that really stands the Enterprise Quarter apart. Listening to the customer, understanding their business and ultimately helping them grow is at the heart of our customer approach.”
SEGRO Park Rainham is part of SEGRO’s East Plus regeneration scheme, a ten-year partnership with the Greater London Authority. It will deliver 1.4 million sq ft of modern industrial space, spanning Havering, Newham and Barking & Dagenham and breathing life into previously derelict land.