What’s hot in Northampton?
Northampton businesses continue to grow and develop as we reach the halfway point of 2017. There are exciting times ahead, as the town, and region, bucks trends to grow stronger and give a sense of stability and optimism when the rest of the country prepares to react to potential economic uncertainty. Northampton’s SMEs are leading the way in growth, job creation and investment.
An exciting new development just north-east of Northampton Town is the Rushden Lakes, a major retail and leisure development (due to open fully in September, but some shops will open as early as July). The first phase will see 43 shops such as H&M, Next and M&S opening, providing hundreds of jobs and more growth to the area. Cleverly designed, the development has incorporated a waterfront that will not only encourage al fresco dining, but give shoppers an excuse to enjoy a walk between shops and take in views from all parts of the development. Electric car powerpoints, bike stations and public transport links will offer green initiatives for shoppers too. This is one development to keep your eye on.
Northamptonshire Limited Study shows growth for region
The Northamptonshire Limited Study analyses the performance of the 100 largest, privately owned companies in the county and shows the health of the Northamptonshire economy. It found in its 2017 study that the combined turnover of these top 100 companies was £5.99 billion, and employment grew by almost 14% compared to the previous year. With last years’ predictions that the economy tumble, and the real fall in the value of the pound, this news is fantastic for the county and shows just how robust Northamptonshire’s economy is.
Opus Energy to create new HQ in Northampton
The energy supplier Opus Energy serves over 300,000 businesses across the UK and is consolidating three offices in order to create one large HQ in Northampton. A 90,000 sq ft space is available for the company at John Dryden house, now newly refurbished and extended to create a purpose-built environment with state of the art facilities for 850 workers. It’s another great result for Northampton’s burgeoning economy.
LSE names Dalepak in ‘1000 Companies to Inspire’
Northampton-based Dalepak, a retail fulfilment and packaging business, has been named by the London Stock Exchange Group as one of the UK’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire in Britain’. Dalepak’s constant revenue growth over the last three years meant they were eligible for LSE’s list – they have outperformed their peers and regular investment has delivered results for the company, and they now process more than 4 million orders a year.
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