Living and working in Sussex has many rewards, beautiful beaches, The Downs National Park, mostly good weather and a thriving manufacturing industry.
We all know that the North has always held the coveted title for manufacturing, however businesses have started to migrate to other parts of the UK, and Sussex is proud to play its part!! as such BBC Radio Sussex is running a series of interviews this week to celebrate Sussex’s manufacturing history, and we have been lucky enough to have been chosen, which is both very exciting and a little nerve racking!!
Seevent Plastics Ltd was starting in 1987 in Lancing, West Sussex and has steadily grown to become one of the UK’s leading Plastic Bag Manufacturers. We are very proud of our history and our part in Sussex’s success. Manufacturing contributes £6.7tr to the global economy, with the UK currently the 11th largest manufacturing nation in the world. Making up 11% of UK GVA and 54% of UK exports and directly employing 2.6 million people. The plastics industry specifically employs 180,000 people across 7,500 companies and produces 2.5m tonnes of plastics materials annually, which yields an average turnover of £19bn.
Therefore isn’t it time to celebrate our successes and showcase our business?