Ashby-de-la-Zouch (shortened to Ashby) is a market town in North West Leicestershire that lies close to the Derbyshire border. The town’s population has been steadily increasing in recent decades, in thanks partly to increased funding for infrastructure and business. Ashby is located close to several well-known villages; Smisby, Packington, Oakthorpe, Measham, Moira as well as the thriving towns of Swadlincote, Burton-on-trent, Coalville, Melbourne and Derby.
In the 1800’s Ashby’s main transport links were the Ashby canal, despite the canal never fully reaching Ashby (it ended in Moira), but in more modern times Ashby benefits from easy access to/from Leicester, Birmingham and Nottingham via the A42, A511, A453 and A50. If travelling from further afield Ashby is located close to the East Midlands and Birmingham airports, as well as great railway links.
Ashby is also a market town of historical significance, and is home to several tourist sites including Churches, the Ivanhoe baths, The Water Tower and the Loundoun Monument – as well as attractive walks, grounds and quaint eateries.
It’s not all fun and games in Ashby, during the 19th Century the main industries in Ashby were coal mining, ribbon, textile & glue manufacturing, and brickmaking. Since then Ashby has been known nationwide for being home to United biscuit and KP snacks. Ashby has become a bit of a business hub, now home to several start up businesses, accountancy firms, estate agents, solicitors – various other industries have also emerged as part of a huge surge in business and trade.
In 2014, DBS Managed Offices refurbished the Old Police Station into a series of semi-serviced offices and office suites. This has given smaller businesses the chance to start up in Ashby de la Zouch with minimal costs and commitments – companies have been able to sign up for 3/6/12 month office leases on a semi-serviced agreement: business rates, gas, electric, water, communal kitchens (plus cleaning & maintenance) are all included in the rental price. Since the opening of the new offices various business sectors including commercial goods, Health & Social Care, Counselling, IT, Recruitment, Planning and Training have all settled in Ashby de la Zouch directly via DBS Managed Offices.
For more information on how your business can thrive in Ashby with DBS managed offices, call us on 01530 353 500 to discuss your requirements.