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Kesseler looking to expand into new markets

Posted onPosted on 5th Jul

Luxury British kitchen designer and manufacturer Kesseler is set to expand into new markets after securing grant funding to buy specialist machinery for its Kirkby factory.

Kesseler is looking to break into the bedrooms market and recently secured a £30,000 grant from the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership’s Business Innovation Fund towards new manufacturing equipment to help increase production capacity.

Mansfield Innovation Centre innovation director David Smith supported its application, advising on the application, and helping create the paperwork and documentation.

Kesseler joined the centre in October 2021, taking up office space for its eight-person sales team to create room at its main production facility.

Founded in 2009 by the Slater family, Kesseler now employs 44 people and has built a reputation as one of the premier British designer kitchen brands. It has established partnerships with industry-leading names, including Smeg, Konigstone, Laminam, the 1810 Company, Block Knives, and Kaelo — and has showrooms across the UK.

Ben Slater said: “We are growing at an incredible rate and have plans to continue growing even faster. The new machinery this grant will enable us to purchase is a fundamental part of these plans.

“The support we have received from David and the team at the Mansfield Innovation Centre has been invaluable. They’ve helped us navigate the process to give our application the best chance of success, and we’d have struggled to pull it together without David’s input.

“The service we get from the centre is amazing. It means we can house our sales team in a pleasant environment that’s detached from our main factory, which is great from a customer perspective. We also get advice and insight from David and his team to help us bring our ideas and plans to fruition.”

Mansfield Innovation Centre provides a business base to more than 30 growing businesses. It offers fully-serviced offices and workshops, a virtual office facility, hot desk area, and meeting and conference rooms.

Managed by Oxford Innovation Space, customers also benefit from a package of support and coaching tailored to each business’s needs and growth aims.

David said: “It’s great to welcome Kesseler on board as a customer at the centre, and work with its team to support its plans for growth. We were delighted to successfully support its application for this grant.

“As well as providing high-quality office space in Mansfield, we also aim to provide all our customers with bespoke support to help them achieve their goals and overcome any issues or challenges they may be facing.

“Kesseler is a prestigious business to work with. It has an excellent reputation across the UK, so we’re proud to be a part of their journey.”

For further information on Mansfield Innovation Centre, visit or call 01623 600600.