Sustainable Technologies

Maximising resource, minimising impact

Herefordshire has a number of businesses within the sustainable technology sector. Sustainble construction is a particular strength, ranging from services such as architects (Architype) through timber frame buildings (Taylor Lane, Border Oak) to products (Kingspan).

Many of our advanced engineering businesses are providing innovative, low carbon solutions to businesses in a host of other sectors. Clustering sustainable technology businesses on Skylon Park will maximise the potential to develop beneficial connections and trade in the wider local area.

The Enterprise Zone is actively encouraging renewable energy propositions to deliver heat and power to new businesses on Skylon Park.


Case Study


Set up in 1985 by husband and wife team Eddie and Debbie Gittoes, Arctic Circle is one of Herefordshire’s most successful manufacturing businesses employing 85 people and supporting many others within the local supply chain.  The company manufactures equipment for use within the heat transfer market primarily designing and building low carbon solutions for use within the cold food chain.  The company has established a reputation for innovative solutions using cutting edge technologies to become the undisputed market leader in its field.

“Arctic Circle has had a fantastic 12 months; these are exciting times in our industry and out staff are leading the change towards low carbon technologies” says Debbie Gittoes, Director.  “Although we initially set up the business in Herefordshire because my husband and I live here, we love living and working in this beautiful county.  There are many advantages of running a business in Herefordshire, low business costs, central location, close access to the motorway network and wages to name a few and there is a good nucleus of engineering companies based here although it is a rural county”.