After four working locations in only two and a half years, it was about time Level Five Supplies put down some roots. Starting at a kitchen table, then at a procession of hosted offices around Frome (followed again, during the pandemic, by team members working at their own kitchen tables).
Modern offices, robotics integration lab and vehicle engineering space
In June 2021, Unit E4, Commerce Park became our new UK home – a modern development on the outskirts of Frome, incorporating modern offices along with a new robotics integration lab, and vehicle engineering space. These spaces host our engineering projects for customers, as well as acting as our main office headquarters for UK staff, internal R&D projects, and our rental fleet of advanced robotics (and shiny toys!).
This base provides the ability for us to reduce lead times for integrated products such as mobile robots, holding stock for many of our suppliers – not just for our customer partners in the UK, but for our many international customers around the world.
This location provides the necessary infrastructure to support our continued growth, adding more skilled jobs, and having a positive impact on the local economy.
Frome (pronouced Froom)
Frome is a town in Somerset, nestled at the eastern end of the Mendip Hills. The town centres on the River Frome and is just 13 miles south of the historic city of Bath.
Frome, with a current population of circa 26,000 was one of the largest towns in Somerset until the Industrial Revolution and was larger than Bath from AD 950 until 1650. The town first grew due to the wool and cloth industry, later diversifying into metal-working and printing, although these have declined in recent times. The town was enlarged during the 20th century but retains a large number of listed buildings, and most of the centre falls within a conservation area.
With strong road and rail transport links the town acts as an economic centre for the surrounding area, also providing a centre for cultural and sporting activities, including the annual Frome Festival and Frome Museum. Several notable individuals were born in, or have lived in, the town, including 2009 Formula 1 champion Jenson Button, musician Alfred ‘Pee Wee’ Ellis, pioneering documentary photographer Alice Seeley Haris, and Sir Benjamin Baker, builder of the Forth Bridge.