Opening of Hawkhurst Business Park Phase 2

Peter Dunlop welcomed 50 guests, including parish and borough councillors, to attend the opening of two new units at Hawkhurst Business Park by Tunbridge Wells MP Greg Clark. As part of the ongoing development of the site, the two units were designed and built by Directline Structures in keeping with the style of Phase 1 which was built five years ago.

The new units are being occupied by two companies already operating from the site. Family-owned importer and distributor Maws Fine Foods needed larger premises to expand. Desserts manufacturer Rhokett is a multi-million-pound business founded in 2002 by leading patissier Martin Dockett with support from celebrity chef Gary Rhodes. A skilled team of pastry chefs specialises in the manufacture of premium-quality desserts, sorbets, ice cream and iced specialities which are supplied to blue chip customers across the UK.

Duncan Murray said: “Maws has moved into the new unit from the old engine shed, while Rhokett is expanding from another unit we built five years ago. We will now extend the engine shed before another business on the park moves in there.”

The momentum of Hawkhurst Business Park continues with preparation for Phase 3 well under way. The final phase of the development of the site will see the last of the outdated green sheds removed and replaced with high quality, purpose built units.

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