Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.61 - Manufacture of concrete products for construction purposes

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 May 2020
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2020
Foreseen end date


Marshalls, the UK-based manufacturer of landscaping products, has announced restructuring plans that include cutting 400 jobs and the permanent closure of some production sites. The company has not revealed further details, however, the trade union Unite has announced that one of the affected sites is in Falkirk, Scotland.

A spokesperson for the company said that cost saving was necessary to ensure the 'longer-term viability' of the business in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and reduced demand for its products.

The trade union Unite and national media sources have criticised the decision to cut jobs, given that Marshalls has benefitted from government funding under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme.

Marshalls manufactures natural stone and concrete landscaping products which are used in gardens and driveways and in public spaces, such as railway stations.



Eurofound (2020), Marshalls, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101083, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101083.