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Weetabix CEO Giles Turrell welcomes news Northamptonshire is outpacing the UK economy

A study launched on the 13th of May, underlined the strength of Northamptonshire’s economy and the importance of the food manufacturing sector to its growth.

Giles Turrell, CEO of Weetabix, spoke at an event organised by leading accountancy body Grant Thornton, to welcome the results of the study and to highlight the attractions of the county for those seeking successful careers.

The findings of the 2015 survey reveal that employment levels in the region have risen an impressive 5.7% in the last year, boosted by strong growth from local firms which saw turnover rise 7% to £5.55 billion. Based on the performance of the county’s top 100 businesses across nine key sectors – it was the food, drink and leisure sector to which Weetabix belongs, that was the main contributor with a turnover of £1.58 billion.

Giles Turrell

Giles Turrell commented: “We’ve long believed in the benefits of being headquartered in Northamptonshire and are pleased to see the businesses that surround us succeeding. Driving to work through the fields that supply our wheat, it’s not surprising to me that Northamptonshire is one of the most desirable places to live in the UK. What I’m keen to highlight is that it’s also one of the best places to work. Our global HQ is in Burton Latimer, and we’re keen to attract talented, ambitious professionals that are looking for a real challenge as we expand both at home and overseas.”

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