THE most impressive thing about the Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes is the wide variety of companies trading there.

Local firms are thriving alongside businesses with international reputations.

Regal Distribution is one of the largest independent door-to-door distribution companies in London and the South.

Regal's customers include Archant Life, MediaClash and MC Publishing. Monthly magazines distributed include Clifton Life, The Bristol Magazine, Wykeham Life, Salisbury Life, The Bath Magazine, Cardiff Life and Exeter Living.

Regal's bespoke mapping software Tactician offers precise targeting to street level, keeping waste to a minimum by reducing print runs.

Distribution teams are monitored at all times and customers are provided with daily progress reports and full distribution reports on job completion.

Regal's design wing SBD offers a full design service for leaflets, brochures and magazines.

Kennet Print opened on the Hopton in May 2006 and is the only printer in Devizes with a four colour process capability.

The company produces a range of printed material, including leaflets, posters, brochures, booklets, calendars and stationery, and specialises in environmentally sensitive print work, using a range of recycled materials, inks and other chemicals that do not harm the environment.

Customers include Lister Wilder, the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust and St John Ambulance, although our customer base extends across southern England. We are celebrating going into our third year of business with the introduction of a process colour, environmentally sensitive envelope overprinting press.

Cross Manufacturing Co. is an independent company, specialising in the design and manufacture of high temperature sealing products for the automotive, power generation and aerospace industries.

Its head office and factory is in Bath, but it has also operated in Devizes since 1962 and moved to the factory on the Hopton Estate in 1998, having outgrown their original premises in the Bath Road.

Since then it has continued to expand their capacity as demand for their products has increased.

Cross is the leading supplier of precision sealing rings for car and truck turbochargers and it exports parts to customers throughout the world.

Henrich Hardware Ltd is an established Company since 1994 selling tools and hardware and has based on the Hopton Industrial Estate for more than 18 months.

Henrich Hardware Ltd, also known as Mainlytools, sells its tools and hardware at its very popular market stalls in Devizes and Trowbridge.

The stalls are fully loaded tool warehouses in their own right as they stock so many useful tools and gadgets, at such excellent prices.

The firm also trade successfully nationally and internationally via the internet and its own website

Customers who are creatively inclined will find it very difficult to leave the firm's stalls empty-handed.

Devizes Auto Services provides MOTs, repairs and servicing to all makes of cars and light commercial vehicles The firm offers brake and suspension upgrades for the trackday and road cars as well as engine chip tuning, exhaust upgrades on German cars (track and road cars).

Diagnostics are available on all makes and the firm specialises in BMW.

It has 25 years experience and offers competitive rates The company is a buyer and seller of quality used cars and can arrange finance on all vehicles if required. Owner Neil has run and drove M3 touring cars over the Nurburging for the last five years and M3s are always wanted.

Splash Aquascape the pet shop came into being from the main company which is Splash - Aquascape Pond Installation and Maintenance. It has been trading for the last seven years.

The firm has had so many great customers that is has been a brilliant success.

However as can be appreciated, things becomes quiet in the winter time so the firm save the pond clean outs until this quiet time.

The firm decided to take the plunge and open the pet shop.

It has been and amazing success and it is planning to have an official opening day in the summer with special discounts, a bounce castle and a barbecue. Watch out for more details.

Devizes Building Supplies Ltd have been trading as a local independent builders merchant in Devizes for 21 years.

Lee Dowell and his staff have been in the building industry totalling 40 years, It concentrates on all major needs of the local builder and the DIY entusiast, building up large stocks of timber, doors, blocks, bricks, fencing and aggregates.

The stack also includes paint and accessories.

If the firm has not got what the customer is looking for, staff will ensure they get it.

Staff like to give a personal service together with expert advice, which may not always be found at the large DIY outlets.

While healthy eating and diets are not something people may consider when choosing a takeaway, Sammy Jo's which now includes Devizes kebabs has placed Food Quality and customer service high on its operational agenda.

Unlike many competitors who simply take their ingredients from the freezer, Sammy Jo's policy is to use the freshest ingredients possible, from its fruit and vegetables that accompanies its pizza or salads, right through to the dough-making operation.

The day starts by mixing the flour along with other ingredients to the firm's own recipe to make the pizza dough, fresh.

The bases do not see the inside of a freezer and as a result we add no artificial additives, they contain no vegetable oils and no cholesterol.

The product range has also increased to accommodate most customer requirements, including bacon rolls, bacon mushroom, cheese wraps (perfect for breakfast) to jacket potatoes, baguettes, salads along with hot drinks and the conventional pizza, burgers and sides.

With all products made to order we can accommodate most requests. With free delivery available using heated bags where necessary, why go anywhere else?