United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Cwmbran(South Wales) Bath (South West) Reading (South East)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

241 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Go Foods, whose headquarters are in Cwmbran, South Wales has gone into administration. The company which employs 135 people in south Wales is part of a group which includes other companies, and two smaller plants at Bath and Reading, employing a further 106 people, have also closed. Production has stopped and the majority of the workforce was laid off before administrators KPMG were appointed on Wednesday. Jonathan Pope, joint administrator and director at KPMG, said: 'The company had expanded through several mergers and acquisitions but unfortunately the new group has not proved to be financially viable. Neil Taylor of the Federation of Small Businesses Wales said small companies were under enormous pressure, particularly with supermarkets following a 'very aggressive policy' of sourcing food cheaply.


  • 13 October 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), Go Foods, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62402, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62402.