Some 450 jobs are at risk in Lincolnshire as Bakkavor announces the closure of its Sutton Bridge factory.
The company is proposing to close Bakkavor Salads in Sutton Bridge, along with its desserts factory in Leicester, due, it says, to the ‘macro-economic backdrop and in particular consumer sentiment in the UK, which remains very challenging.’
Mike Edwards, CEO, commented:“As with businesses all over the UK, we are having to take decisive action to adapt to the challenging macro-economic backdrop. The decision to close any site is never taken lightly, and we do not underestimate the impact of this announcement on our colleagues and the local communities within which we operate. We remain committed to both protecting our business and doing everything we can to support our people through this difficult time.”