Greggs boss Roisin Currie and Castore co-founder and chief executive Thomas Beahon have both been named on the prime minister’s Business Council.

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Greggs boss Roisin Currie has joined the Business Council

Currie and Beahon join the likes of BT Group chief executive Allison Kirkby; Hein Schumacher, chief executive of Unilever; and Debbie Crosbie the boss of Nationwide on the council comprised of business leaders.

The business council will be co-chaired by prime minister Rishi Sunak and his special adviser on business and investment.

In a statement, the government said the council “supports the delivery of the prime minister’s priority to grow the economy and make the UK the best place to do business.

“The council works in partnership with the government to unlock investment, harness and innovation and improve access to skills and talent.”

The full business council

  • Allison Kirkby, chief executive, BT Group
  • Debbie Crosbie, chief executive, Nationwide
  • Hein Schumacher, chief executive, Unilever
  • Tufan Erginbilgiç, chief executive, Rolls-Royce
  • Keith Anderson, chief corporate officer, Scottish Power
  • David Thomas, chief executive, Barratt Developments
  • Carolyn McCall, chief executive, ITV
  • Alan Armstrong, chief executive, Almac Group
  • Charlie Nunn, chief executive, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Roisin Currie, chief executive, Greggs
  • Ros Deegan, chief executive, OMass Therapeutics
  • Eben Upton, chief executive, Raspberry Pi Trading
  • Julie-Ann Haines, chief executive, Principality Building Society
  • Elizabeth Vega, chief executive, Informed Solutions Group
  • Thomas Beahon, chief executive, Castore