United Kingdom
North West; Lancashire; Lancashire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture, Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
Printing And Reproduction Of Recorded Media
18 - Printing and reproduction of recorded media
New offshoring locations
Not Available

179 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 May 2006
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


A printing firm has announced it is making more than half its workforce in Preston redundant. Goss International, based in Preston, is shedding 179 staff out of a workforce of 346. The Amicus union says the majority of the job losses are in the manufacturing sector and has pledged to save as many posts as possible. Goss says that the site, at Greenbank Street, will focus on research and development and project management. Manufacturing will switch to mainland Europe or America. A spokesman for Goss International said the jobs losses were 'significantly less than originally discussed'. The balance between compulsory and voluntary redundancies will be finalised over the months of june and july as a number of new positions have been created as part of the new business structure, and employees will have the opportunity to apply for these new roles.


  • 25 May 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), Goss International, Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 63543, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/63543.