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A former professional footballer has moved his health company to Chatteris with the creation of 30 new jobs.

Thomas Robson-Kanu who played for West Brom, Reading, Swindon and Southend has re-located the headquarters of his firm, The Turmeric Co, to a 20,000 sq ft unit in Chatteris .

The new premises include a research and development laboratory, as well as production and packing facilities for the firm's turmeric shots, which have been developed over 15 years and are used as a natural pain relief.

Former footballer Thomas Robson-Kanu has moved his company to Chatteris with the help of the Combined Authority. (57066053)
Former footballer Thomas Robson-Kanu has moved his company to Chatteris with the help of the Combined Authority. (57066053)

The shots, which contain 35mg of raw turmeric, which is the strongest available on the market, as well as piperine extract which is derived from black pepper and helps the body absorb the active ingredient by up to 2,000 per cent, have been endorsed by nutritionists.

Mr Robson-Kanu has described using turmeric as a pain relief himself as a "lightbulb moment" after being encouraged to try it by his father.

He said after taking it he was pain free for the first time in two years.

The company's relocation to the Fens was supported by the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority together with Fenland District Council who helped with gaining grant funding, recruitment and business support opportunities.

Former footballer Thomas Robson-Kanu has moved his company to Chatteris with the help of the Combined Authority. (57066050)
Former footballer Thomas Robson-Kanu has moved his company to Chatteris with the help of the Combined Authority. (57066050)

Cambridgeshire Mayor Dr Nik Johnson,who recently visited the firm at its new home, is delighted to see such a company move to Fenland and said:"It is great news that such an ambitious, innovative company is placing a key part of its future in Chatteris.

“The Combined Authority’s dedicated Growth Works service has supported The Tumeric Co in its decision to locate its headquarters here and we expect benefits to come to the local economy in the form of growth and jobs.

“Encouraging investment into this region is a big part of what the Combined Authority is here to do and I look forward to seeing The Turmeric Co’s growth plans come to fruition.”

Former footballer Thomas Robson-Kanu has moved his company to Chatteris with the help of the Combined Authority. (57066056)
Former footballer Thomas Robson-Kanu has moved his company to Chatteris with the help of the Combined Authority. (57066056)

The move has also been welcomed by Chatteris Councillor, and cabinet member for economic growth, Ian Benney, who said: “One of our key priorities as a council is to create the conditions for inward investment, establish new business opportunities and grow our economy, so we’re thrilled to see The Turmeric Co choose Fenland for its new HQ.

“Located in an already established manufacturing area, it is perfectly placed to take advantage of good road links and supply chain opportunities. I wish them every success in their new home."

Mr Robson-Kanu said his company was delighted for this exciting new chapter and look forward to connecting with the Chatteris community.

He said: "We are delighted for this exciting new chapter and look forward to connecting with the community as we move operations to Chatteris. The move aligns with how we want to scale as a brand and essentially will allow us to implement our sustainability efforts in-house. Progressively employing new staff from across the region is an integral part of our growth, and we look forward to welcoming local talent into our team."



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