Sir Nicholas Soames MP paid a visit to Burgess Hill-based manufacturer of environmentally-friendly cleaning products, Bio-Productions, recently. Accompanied by the company’s managing director, Angela Gill, he was given a tour of the company’s offices and laboratory on the Victoria Business Park, where he had the chance to see the factory’s production line first-hand.
Throughout the visit, Gill and operations manager, Chris Freeman, showcased the diverse products that make up the Bio-Productions catalogue. “Sir Nicholas was really impressed that our products are all developed and manufactured at this one site in Burgess Hill,” said Angela Gill. “It’s quite uncommon for a company of our size in this industry to do everything in Britain, but we’re really proud that we have the capacity and capability to develop, pack and label products under one roof.”
To keep up with demand, the management team is keen to expand the company’s operations in Burgess Hill but is struggling to find the space. “Sir Nicholas and I had the opportunity to speak about the issue we’re having with expansion,” added Gill. “We are keen to increase our production, but the business park is full up and, in some cases, units have been sold off for residential developments. Sir Nicholas was interested to hear about this issue as other successful businesses are having the same struggle. He’s asked to be kept up-to-date with any correspondence moving forward. It was great to have his support, and really quite encouraging to see how impressed he was with our company. Bio-Productions may be 35 years old now, but we’re still in our prime and going from strength to strength.”