About Us

Cutting, slitting, sheeting and heat sealing of woven and non-woven material

At Keenedge, our customers are the focal point for anything we do, whether that be a single’ R and D’ roll project to a monthly container full of material we aim to deliver the same outstanding quality you have come to expect from us. As well as delivering high-quality slitting and heat-sealing solutions, we offer other helpful services such as warehousing, stock-control, logistics and a friendly voice at the end of a telephone.

Keenedge Ltd was founded as a family run company in 1983, from humble beginnings the business has grown and now occupies premises of 20,000 square feet in the beautiful Lake District area, of Cumbria, which gives easy access to the M6, just 5 minutes from the premises

Cutting, slitting, sheeting and heat sealing of woven and non-woven materials is at the core of our business and we provide these services to a wide range of industries. But that’s not all, as part of the wider solution we also provide ancillary services such as warehousing, stock control, traceability, bespoke packaging and the organising of transportation and delivery.

We take a flexible, tailored approach to meet your requirements and save you time and space with cost-effective solutions. If for example you have goods that need slitting in batches, we can warehouse the material for you, processing and dispatching the required amounts direct to the end user as and when you call it off.

Keenedge can take your product to convert, label, pack and ship to your end customer using your exact specifications with no reference to Keenedge. So, if capacity is a problem we are more than happy to operate as a sub-contractor.

In an increasingly competitive market, Keenedge firmly believe in building a strong bond of trust between ourselves and the customers we serve. Discretion and confidentiality are at the heart of that ethic. Keenedge are happy to operate under the stipulations agreed in customer specified NDA’s.

We have just recently celebrated our 35th year in the business and in that time have built up a wealth of knowledge and experience that helps us to provide the best and most efficient services for our customers. Delivering high-quality results is of the utmost importance to us and because of our commitment to quality and process management, we have achieved ISO9001 Quality Management accreditation.

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Jonathan Higham & Susan Higham – Directors

From the North of England, Jonathan came from a textile background, starting work in a weaving mill at the age of 17. He then moved into another role within the textile industry, this time selling typewriter ribbon to businesses throughout Europe. In 1983,  Jonathan joined forces with his father and Iain Mcleod, to start Keenedge, and Jonathan and Iain have grown the company together over the last 35 odd years, till Iain retired in 2020. They have a hands-on approach to running the business, both knowing the machinery on the factory floor, as well as they know the industry and the requirements of their customers.  Susan Higham joined the company as a part time accountant/payroll officer in 1993, as the company expanded, and took then over as Finance and HR Director in 2018.  Keenedge prides itself in being a family run company, with a friendly team building approach to all its staff.

✔ ISO 9001 Certified

Keenedge Limited
Summerlands Industrial Estate
United Kingdom

Tel: +44(0)1539 561800


The rapidly changing status of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak across the world and the UK is having a significant impact on many of our customers and suppliers. Obviously, our priority is the safety of our staff, customers and others, so we are keeping up to date with the government announcements and following the guidelines.

As a Company we have a duty of care to not only our employees but also to our clients and any others that may be affected by our actions to ensure, so far as is practicable, that they are not exposed or able to spread the virus.

We have issued internal guidance to all Keenedge Ltd employees with regard to controlling the spread of the virus and, in particular the procedures for general hygiene and hand washing. As you may know Keenedge Ltd services the medical industry and we are absolutely committed to stringent hygiene measures and ensuring our outstanding levels of quality continue.

We also appreciate that, unless the government determines otherwise, business must go on and Keenedge Ltd will continue to operate and remain open, although we are operating at a reduced staff level so please may we ask for your patience and understanding during these unprecedented times.

There may be slight delays with converting your orders due to reduced staffing levels and there are also minor delays with the pallet network due to a higher volume of pallets being shipped and also other business closures resulting in non-deliveries and therefore busier hubs and depots.

We are also not visiting customers in person, nor receiving visitors at our office. Our logistics partners have introduced measures to minimise contact with you when they make deliveries, and for drivers to increase personal hygiene while on the road between deliveries.

Please let us know if there are any access restrictions or requirements on your site that we need to be aware of in the coming weeks and days, please contact us at info@cutting.co.uk or call us on 01539 561800.

On a final note, we are here to help and if there is anything we can do to assist in these unknown and somewhat frightening times, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

On behalf of everyone at Keenedge Ltd, please take care and stay safe.