Sleaford: Proud to be world-class

In 2018 Made in Sleaford was at the Heckington Show.

Watch this space to find out what’s happening next.

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Made in Sleaford for Business

At the core of Made in Sleaford is the desire to bring businesses and the community together, giving companies the opportunity to raise their profile, promote themselves to potential customers and suppliers and attract potential recruits and apprentices. 

Coupled with this, each year companies have worked alongside the Council to create specially-designed workshops for school children in the STEM - science, technology, engineering and mathematics - subjects.

Sleaford is the home of world class businesses in different industrial sectors - from manufacturing to food and farming, computing and design, while there is also a thriving arts and crafts sector making furniture, musical instruments, jewellery and ceramics.

Its proud history stretches back more than 2,000 years.

Exhibitors at Made in Sleaford 2018


Made in Sleaford History

Navigation House Sleaford

Navigation House Sleaford

Made in Sleaford celebrates the importance of manufacturing, design and engineering in the town.

Organised by North Kesteven District Council, the two-day event was first held in 2015 in the area around the National Centre for Craft and Design and Navigation Wharf – the heart of the town’s industrial heritage – and was such a success it was repeated in 2016.

The aim of the festival is to give visitors the chance find out what the town has to offer and is open to any Sleaford-based business that makes and sells products commercially. 

Recognising skills and entrepreneurship are vital ingredients in a balanced, growing local economy, the event also hopes to inspire youngsters to consider careers in business by connecting them with products made by local companies with big ambitions. Sleaford is a place of serious opportunity and there are some great businesses to work for.



Made in Sleaford was at Heckington Show for 2018!
Watch this space to find out what’s happening next. 

You can download the previous event guides below:

2015: download the 2015 Made In Sleaford Show Guide here

2016: download the 2016 Made In Sleaford Show Guide here



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