Kutchenhaus Stevenage, Freeform Fabrication Ltd, Rigging Team and Tier 2 Consulting have been showcased in a series of videos commissioned by Stevenage Borough Council to highlight some of the aspirational businesses in our town. 

Production company Pearldrop Ltd produced the videos, highlighting key strengths of the SME community within the town, including the entrepreneurial and innovative nature of business owners to support start-up success.

The video campaign profiles business owners who have made Stevenage their home and outline their journeys toward growth and realisation of their ambitions.

The videos also demonstrate the unique investment readiness opportunities available to business owners in Stevenage, to support business growth for businesses from a range of sectors, making Stevenage a prime destination of choice for businesses to start, grow and succeed.

Denise Austin, co-owner of Pearldrop Ltd, said: “As a Stevenage business, we were delighted to be able to support the production of these videos.

"Videos are a great way of capturing the essence of a business from their humble beginnings and showcase that wider growth journey, often sharing details of challenges and highlighting successes.

"As a local business, we are thrilled to be working with Stevenage Borough Council on this unique project in promoting the breadth of local businesses. We recognise the dedicated support on offer from the council and the investment opportunities for businesses to grow their teams and realise ambitions.”

Kutchenhaus Stevenage

Kutchenhaus Stevenage was launched by the business owner Zunair Shahid, following 20 years of experience within the kitchen industry.

The Comet: Kutchenhaus showroom opening in Stevenage in 2022Kutchenhaus showroom opening in Stevenage in 2022 (Image: Kutchenhaus)

The business is located in Arlington Business Park, and has recently celebrated its first anniversary and is growing from strength to strength. 

Freeform Fabrication Ltd

Freeform Fabrication Ltd, led by owner Efrat Sharon, provides high-end precision technology, 3D and laser solutions to modernise and transform manufacturing processes.

The Comet: Freeform Fabrication LtdFreeform Fabrication Ltd (Image: Freform Fabrications Ltd)The business supports applications within several key sectors, including high performance engineering and manufacturing, healthcare and the creative industry.

Efrat chose Stevenage as the primary HQ for the company, and has benefitted from being located in the town to support its wider growth aspirations. The business outgrew its first premises and has recently moved to larger premises in Meadway Court Technology Park.

Rigging Team

“Achieving the seemingly impossible” is the reputation gained by business owner Adam Searle and team from the Rigging Team Ltd.

Providing unique reliable rigging and automation solutions “whatever the challenge” the Rigging Team supports a vast portfolio of influential and prestigious client list at live events, within film and TV production, as well as at concerts across the UK.

The Rigging Team also offers consultancy support and vast expertise and technical training through regular events in Stevenage for industry personnel.

The Comet: Rigging Team training centre, StevenageRigging Team training centre, Stevenage (Image: Rigging Team)

With continuous innovative solutions for a live entertainment and events industry, the business is very much aligned with the wider Herts ambition to support the film, media and creative industry across the UK and beyond.

Tier 2 Consulting

Tier 2 Consulting are software development experts, helping organisations from a range of sectors delivering web, mobile and integration solutions.

The business continues to work closely with the educational sector to grow the team, having started its journey at the council-owned Business Technology Centre (btc).

It recently celebrated its 20th anniversary, with growth in personnel and turnover, and is a key contributor to the growth of the tech sector in Stevenage and Hertfordshire.

Cllr Lloyd Briscoe, executive member for economy and enterprise at Stevenage Borough Council said: “We are hugely proud of our local business community here in Stevenage and the part they play in supporting the local and UK wide economy.

"Businesses in Stevenage feature on a global stage and as a council we endeavour to continue to celebrate and support the success of our businesses.

"We are delighted to support a video campaign to demonstrate the calibre of highly entrepreneurial and innovative businesses we have located here in Stevenage.

"Whether you are a start-up, have ambitious growth plans or are looking to invest in Stevenage, we can provide you with a wide array of solutions, all suited to support your individual business needs."

For further information, contact Stevenage Borough Council ‘s economic development team Economic.Development@stevenage.gov.uk.