Dartpoint designs and manufactures Battery Chargers and DC Standby Power Systems. Many of the products we make supply backup power to high voltage electrical switchgear and are primarily for use on industrial, commercial and utility projects where failure of the switchgear to operate when needed would be a very serious, costly or dangerous issue.
Examples would be Hospitals, Data Centres, Bank HQ Buildings, Sewage Treatment and Water Works, The Thames Barrier, essential supplies on ships, Industrial Furnaces, Wind and Solar Farms and Waste-to-Heat CHP schemes. Whilst still being a small, friendly family-run business, we have steadily expanded over the years and are now recognised as a leading manufacturer in our field.
Location – Romney Marsh
Before we moved here to Lydd, we had a factory in South London which was too large for us and was becoming much too expensive. One of the Directors had been on family holidays to the Marsh for many years and knew the area well. Whilst on holiday he spotted some industrial units being built for rent on a small industrial estate by a Rural Development Agency. One of these was ideal for us in Romney Marsh.
Advantages of Romney Marsh
We have found no problem in recruiting suitable staff. They are all locals and enjoy living in a relatively unspoilt rural area, engaging with their local communities. Road and rail links are good for a rural area and we have found it easy finding suppliers and service companies such as carriers.
Shepway District Council helped us apply for a Business Rate Rebate and have also supported us in taking on an Apprentice, who is now a valuable permanent member of our team.
Keep your overheads low so that you can invest in what really matters to your business. Grow steadily – don’t run before you can walk. Speak to Shepway District Council to see what help they can offer. We have the excellent Romney Resource Centre and Romney Marsh Business Centre, providing training and help for start-ups.