East Leake is the Head Office site of British Gypsum and includes all of the company's main central facilities including R&D and testing laboratories, IT, marketing, technical and customer service centres.
The 2,500 sq ft Technical Academy training facility at East Leake is able to train upwards of 30 people per day. It offers classroom based and practical courses covering a range of subjects. These include internal and external acoustic and thermal insulation, drylining, plastering and flooring. The Academy opened in 1990 with purpose built facilities and is part of a network of Saint Gobain technical academies situated throughout the UK.