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Northamptonshire businesses top 100 survey

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The performance of Northamptonshire’s top 100 privately-owned companies will be under the spotlight again in May when the results of the third in depth survey into the county’s business scene are announced by financial and business advisers Grant Thornton.

The survey, called Northamptonshire Ltd, is compiled using the latest accounts available for the county’s 100 largest independent firms to provide a recognised barometer of the county’s overall business performance and changing market place.

The survey uses key performance indicators such as operating profit and employment figures and also includes a breakdown of the financial data by sector.

The results of Northamptonshire Ltd 2015 will be presented at a special breakfast event on Wednesday, May 13, at Northampton Saints Rugby Club, attended by many of the county’s top business leaders.

John Corbishley, Director at Grant Thornton, said: “The 2014 Northamptonshire Ltd analysis showed our county’s businesses were continuing to perform strongly with some really impressive, stand-out results.

“Based on our local knowledge and discussions with clients and other professionals, we expect this trend to have continued for 2015.”

This positive message is reflected in the latest ICAEW/Grant Thornton Business Confidence Monitor report which shows that optimisim amoungst companies in Northamptonshire and across the East Midlands is stronger than the UK as a whole.

Grant Thornton’s Mike Hughes, Corporate Finance Director will lead the presentations providing an overview of how the local business community has fared over the past 12 months.

Delegates will also be presented with analysis from the Grant Thornton Place Analytics team, using economic, social and environmental data to provide strategic insight into the dynamism of the local marketplace.

Northamptonshire Ltd is part of a series of similar studies conducted by Grant Thornton across the region in counties including Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Suffolk, Norfolk and Essex.

To register interest in attending the Northamptonshire Ltd 2015 results event, or for more information, contact Rachel Cartwright at Grant Thornton at rachel.a.cartwright@uk.gt.com.