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Stamford is situated in the picturesque southwest of Lincolnshire, this market town has a sleepy appearance which belies its strong business tradition.

Stamford business history can be traced back to the Middle Ages when it was famous as a pottery centre producing ‘Stamford Ware’ along with wool and woollen cloth, known as ‘Stamford Cloth’.

As a walled town Stamford became an inland port for the Great North Road which made it a gateway for importing goods from abroad and London, to Lincoln and the North.

In more modern times business in Stamford has grown from its traditional roots in agriculture and the wool trade to embrace a significant retail centre, whose traffic free streets are an attraction for tourists. This area houses many independent retail units which offer a richly diverse range of products, services and related business opportunities.

As well as being a tourist attraction Burghley House hosts many events during the course of the year, many of which are of international repute and these bring more visitors into the area, whether just for the ‘event’ or for longer stays, and those visitors bring more business opportunities to the local community. The local tourist industry provides many opportunities for Stamford businesses, from accommodation and entertainment to gifts and events.

Engineering in Stamford has a long history which has managed to evolve along with advances in technology, changing business practices with the times and still forms a vital part of business in Stamford today.

Businesses that offer services, equipment and supplies to the RAF have also evolved along with the changing face of the military and many Stamford businesses benefit from that relationship to this day.

Estate agents always say that location is everything, well, what a wonderful location Stamford is. Its picturesque surroundings and easy access to the A1 (Great North Road), which is just minutes away from the town, affording excellent transport links throughout the country.

This prime location is encouraging more and more businesses to relocate, with a business community that is focused on growth and pursuing new opportunities.

Along with all the new and relocating businesses in Stamford, there are many established and family businesses that have been around for decades, indeed the oldest continuously published newspaper title ‘The Mercury’ has been published in Stamford since 1712.

There is an amazingly diverse range of businesses represented within the Stamford community, offering services ranging from Voice Coaching to Health & Safety Services, Media Consultants to Chicken Coop manufacturers, Accountants and Architects.

Business in Stamford has truly stood the test of time, it has weathered major shifts in its industry base and its traditional market place, giving it a resilience and deep ties to the local community that are founded on that strength and endurance.  The Stamford business community has a forward thinking, proactive approach to attracting new businesses as well as encouraging entrepreneurship which is supported by the very resilience that has made Stamford the thriving hub it is today.