The Federation of Small Businesses says it's confident that most of the 900 workers set to lose their jobs at Solway Foods will find work elsewhere.
A 45 day consultation into the future of Solway Foods in Corby ended yesterday with the company announcing the factory is to close.
Today The Federation of Small Businesses told ITV News Anglia that economic growth in Northamptonshire is among the best in the UK and that many small companies have expressed an interest in taking on more staff.
More top news
There was a dream round for Southend golfer Matthew Southgate on the final day of the British Open on Sunday afternoon.
Stanley, the Chihuahua is reunited with his family in Woodbridge after being found 100 miles away in Hertfordshire.
Scattered heavy showers dying away through the evening, but thicker cloud and patchy rain will slowly push down from the north.