Internal restructuring
European Union
Location of affected unit(s)
UK, Denmark, Sweden
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 May 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Uniq the convenience foods group is cutting 300 jobs as part of a strategic rethink prompted by troubles at its UK business. Uniq employs 4,000 people in the UK and 5,000 staff on the continent and makes sandwiches, salads and ready meals for stores including Marks & Spencer, said the job losses were part of a plan to cut costs by more than £20 million a year. Around 100 jobs will go in Britain, the rest in Denmark and Sweden. Many of the UK cuts will take place at Uniq's head office in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire.


  • 23 May 2005: The Guardian
  • 24 May 2005: The Guardian


Eurofound (2005), Uniq, Internal restructuring in European Union, factsheet number 61652, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61652.