Business is booming in Newark: Local business centre welcomes record numbers

Newark’s newest business centre has now reached capacity, with every available office in the Friary Business Centre now being let.

The centre, which opened its doors exactly one year ago this month following an extensive refurbishment, is pleased to be able to add to Newark’s local economy by supporting local growing businesses.

The Friary Business Centre now hosts the following tenants:

  • Liz Blatherwick, Counsellor
  • Lesley Butlin, Counsellor
  • Andy Sirrs, Counsellor
  • The Progressive Food Co.
  • The Photo Booth Co.
  • Newark
  • Redlime

Liz, Lesley and Andy are accredited counsellors, offering emotional support, counselling and psychotherapy. Anyone seeking counseling, emotional support through a traumatic experience or psychotherapy is encouraged to request a referral to Lesley, Andy or Liz through their GP.

The Progressive Food Co. is a specialist food importer and distributor, supplying both branded and private label products to retailers, wholesalers, food service operators and food manufacturers throughout the UK and Ireland. For more information, please visit

The Photo Booth Co.  provides custom branded, web-based photo booths that are ideally suited for events and attractions. They are particularly popular with theme parks, water parks, zoos and other entertainment venues, for a fun and engaging way to give people a unique reminder of their visit. Visit for more information. Newark are a local print and design studio offering full colour print, bespoke design and expert copywriting services. They print everything from business cards to banners, leaflets to large format print, and personalised cards to corporate gifts. They also create beautiful websites and direct mail marketing campaigns to help boost your business. Visit or call 01636 611 112 for more information.

Redlime is an outsourced marketing agency that specialises in delivering fresh ideas, crisp communication and sharp marketing across virtually any media platform, ranging from traditional print for direct mail campaigns to bespoke social media campaigns, branding, literature, website production and much more. Contact the team on 0845 88 00 209 or 01636 616998 or email

Help us support Newark’s local economy by choosing these growing local businesses. For more information, or to get in touch with any of the Centre’s tenants, people are encouraged to drop by the Centre for a friendly, informal chat or use the contact details above.


Contact details:

Lesley Pashley, owner of The Friary Business Centre on

Tel: 07816 842494