Suffolk: Speakers announced for Grant Thornton ‘Suffolk Ltd’ launch

A PROMINENT Suffolk business leader and a global future strategy expert will be speaking at the launch of the 2012 Suffolk Ltd report, Grant Thornton’s annual survey of how the county’s biggest companies are performing.

Alan Ridealgh, managing director Stowmarket-based malted products company Muntons, and David Smith, futurologist and chief executive of strategic research organisation Global Futures and Foresight, will address the report’s theme of achieving growth in challenging times.

Mr Ridealgh will share his experience of running a successful business which has remained in the Top 100 since the survey started 11 years ago, while Mr Smith will discuss how businesses can capitalise on global change for innovation and growth.

James Brown, practice Leader at Grant Thornton for Suffolk and Essex, said: “We are delighted to welcome two such high profile speakers to join us for the 11th Suffolk Ltd event.

“We are looking forward to hearing Alan and David’s views on how companies can achieve success in a difficult and constantly changing climate, which perfectly reflects this year’s theme.

“Last year’s survey results showed Suffolk’s top 100 companies were faring surprisingly well given the harsh economic conditions. We hope Suffolk Ltd 2012 will paint a similar, positive picture of the county’s economy.”

Suffolk Ltd 2012 will take place on Tuesday, November 13 at Trinity Park, Ipswich, with attendance by invitation. To find out more about Suffolk Ltd 2012 or to sign up in advance for a copy of the full report, contact Tomasina Overall at Grant Thornton on 01603 620481 or e-mail .