Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
West Midlands; Shropshire and Staffordshire; Stoke-on-Trent
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Rubber And Plastic Products And Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
Manufacture Of Other Non-Metallic Mineral Products
23.41 - Manufacture of ceramic household and ornamental articles

250 - 500 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 June 2020
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Churchill China, the British pottery manufacturer has announced plans to cut jobs due to the effect of the Covid-19 pandemic. The company has not confirmed the number of redundancies, however, the GMB trade union said that 250 staff are affected by the cuts and other sources stated that letters were sent to 500 employees last week.

A statement by the company said that the COVID-19 pandemic had a 'major impact' on the hospitality sector and the cuts were necessary to ensure the longer term sustainability of the business.

A representative of the GMB trade union said that the union will do everything  to support its members and minimise the number of job losses. 

Churchill China specialises in manufacturing the finest ceramic tableware for the retail and hospitality markets – its products are used in hospitality establishments in over 70 countries.



Eurofound (2020), Churchill China, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 101253, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/101253.