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Babergh district profile and statistics

Babergh has a number of advantages to attract businesses and inward investment. The workforce is adaptable and well trained in a variety of industries, from high volume precision engineering to customer services.

Babergh is the home to a number of world renowned businesses ranging from traditional silk weaving and textile industry to large engineering companies, these include, Vanners Silk, Gainsborough Silk, Philips Avent, Delphi Automotive Systems, Nestle Purina, and some specialist niche businesses such as Hadleigh Maid Chocolate, Jim Lawrence Traditional Ironworks, British Gaskets and Mauldons Brewery.

An in-depth Local Economic Assessment of Suffolk was carried out in 2011. It contains profiles of all the major towns and analysis of the most important sectors in our local economy.

The Suffolk Observatory holds a wealth of official data and statistics, there you can find out the latest information about our population, unemployment levels, new housing, life expectancy and much more!

Finding a local business

The Council does not produce its own directory of businesses operating in the district as this information can now be sourced from a number of other websites including Please note: As this is not a council website we hold no responsibility for any of the contents within it.

To find companies located in the district using the site enter your search criteria (for example: plumber or accountant in the 'search for:' box, and Babergh in the 'located in:' box).

Office of National Statistics

Access to data produced by the Office for National Statistics, plus some data from government departments and devolved administrations.