Macildowie has been ‘Building Great Futures’ in Leicestershire since 1993. The county of Leicestershire has an estimated population of 698,268 and borders Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire and Derbyshire.
Engineering has been an important part of the economy of Leicestershire for centuries. In fact, it's said that bellfounding in Leicestershire can be traced back to the 14th century and in 1881, John Taylors cast the largest bell in Britain, "Great Paul", for St Paul's Cathedral in London. Today however, Derbyshire may also been known for it's food and drink industry with Stilton and Red Leicester cheeses and the pork pie being the three most famous contributions to English cuisine from Leicestershire.
While Engineering has long been an important part of Leicestershire's economy, farming is also a huge contributor to the county's economy. Robert Bakewell (1725–1795) was said to have been a revolutionary in the field of selective breeding. In addition to this, Leicestershire is famed for it's commercial and rare breeds associated with the descendants of Bakewell's sheep including the English Leicester, Border Leicester, Bluefaced Leicester, Scotch mule, and Welsh half-bred.
These sheep may also be linked to the county's fashion industry as Leicester and Leicestershire have had a traditional industry of knitwear, hosiery and footwear, and the sheep on the county's coat of arms is a recognition of this. Today Leicestershire company's focus is on high-quality clothing and speciality textiles, with one company, Pantherella, making socks that are sold in high-end department stores around the world. Some of which include Harrods, Selfridges, and John Lewis in the UK and Nordstrom, Bergdorf Goodman, and Neiman Marcus in the US.
For music lovers, Leicestershire is home to Download and 110 Above Festivals and is the birth place of the band Kasabian. There is a full range of music performed in the county, from early medieval, European and Asian classical music, folk, jazz, blues, rock, and pop.
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