Why Melton?

There are countless reasons to join more than 2,500 businesses who already call Melton home

Melton has a thriving SME community as well as major manufacturers and service organisations. Commercial operations of all scales range from international food and drink production, large distribution and logistics companies to rural artisans, knowledge-based entrepreneurs and successful innovators. We are proud that Melton is renowned nationwide as the Rural Capital of Food.

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Melton is also a nationally important base for food research and manufacturing. Did you know that the town is also one of the leading producers of Paneer cheese for the Indian restaurant market and one of the leading producers of Tofu for the Japanese restaurant market?

The vision for commercial success in Melton borough is shared by local businesses and underpinned by a clearly defined four-year strategy that targets Delivery Sustainability and Inclusive Growth in Melton.

The Council is supporting six priority areas for the period 2020 to 2024. It means working with partners to promote Melton. Delivering on the expectations that established Melton as the country’s Rural Capital of Food. Supporting inclusive growth strategies by improving access to higher paid jobs, better skills and initiatives that tackle the low wage economy.

In addition, the strategy includes regenerating the town centre, encouraging inward investment and creating new jobs while increasing the housing supply by supporting private development and private landlords. Council assets will also be deployed to build more homes. You can be sure of a pragmatic commercial approach in managing Council assets.

Establishing an affordable and sustainable future for leisure facilities will commence in 2022.

Finally, the Council is committed to supporting the delivery of the Melton bypass and any other infrastructure to enable growth.

Investment Sites & Opportunities

Rent, Lease, Buy or Build

Melton Borough offers a varied and appealing mix of business premises from storage & distribution facilities, town centre retail sites and modern office space to rural industrial areas and development land designed to meet the aspirations of businesses.


Physical & Digital

Melton has great transport links that allow fast road and rail travel to major cities including Leicester, Nottingham, Birmingham, Peterborough and London as well as major airports. The region is increasingly serviced by superfast broadband technology.

Business Support

Boost Your Business

With an above-average increase in businesses and high levels of self-employment, Melton is full of entrepreneurial spirit. With a local authority that’s pro-growth and pro-business, the area is all set for an increasing number of start-up companies, growing enterprises and thriving businesses.

Employment & Skills

Working in Melton

More than 2,500 businesses are based in Melton Borough. Among those are several prominent international manufacturing and service organisations as well as hundreds of dynamic smaller businesses that help to make up a vibrant and thriving SME community.


Happy Melton Businesses

There are countless stories from businesses based in Melton town centre and across the Borough recounting the growth they’ve enjoyed, the successes they’ve achieved and the great business support they’ve been happy to receive. Check here regularly as we add more.


Get in Touch

Our Growth & Regeneration Team offers a tailor-made service to businesses and organisations wishing to start up, expand or relocate within Melton Borough. Get in touch for general and specific advice on financial assistance, identifying premises and help with skills and recruitment,

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