A study from Northamptonshire Limited, conducted by financial and business advisers Grant Thornton each year, analyses the performance of the 100 largest, privately owned companies in the county to provide a recognised barometer of the overall health of Northamptonshire’s economy.

Scotts of Thrapston is delighted to be named one of these top 100 businesses in Northamptonshire in 2017.  John Corbishley from Grant Thornton presented the award to David Scott (Chairman) and James Scott (Managing Director) at our head office in Thrapston today.

The 2017 report findings revealed that combined turnover of the top 100 companies increased by 9.5% from £5.48bn to £5.99bn. The top 100 businesses also continued to invest in new staff with an 11.8% increase in employment to 35,132 people.

Mike Hughes, from Grant Thornton’s Northampton office said: “From Britain voting to leave the European Union to the subsequent fall in the value of the pound, it has certainly been an interesting year for businesses.

“The economy was predicted to take a major hit but actually grew in the period following the referendum with a similar positive picture here in Northamptonshire. The county’s 100 largest companies have seen continued growth in turnover and profits, strong investment in new employees and significant M&A activity.

Mike Hughes concluded: “Overall, Northamptonshire businesses are performing strongly. Two thirds of the top 100 are on a real growth curve which bodes extremely well for the future. Whilst undoubtedly further uncertainty lies ahead as we negotiate our exit from the EU and the full impact of currency revaluation will not be seen until next year’s report, the county’s businesses have a solid foundation upon which to build.”

The Industrial & Manufacturing sector is one of the three leading sectors in the county and Scotts is proud to recognised in the top 100 companies in Northamptonshire, with a healthy and robust trading history.

David Scott commented: “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award.  As a family business founded by my Grandfather in 1920, Scotts prides itself on its enviable reputation for high-quality timber products including summerhouses, equestrian buildings, bespoke joinery, roof trusses, education buildings, bespoke doors and windows.  Our business has gone from strength to strength over the years and we are looking confidently to the future.”