United Kingdom
South West; Devon; Plymouth
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 February 2007
Employment effect (start)
7 February 2007
Foreseen end date


More than 150 jobs could be lost at a factory in Devon. British Bakeries has announced plans to cease all manufacturing and support services at its site in Plymouth.

The company, which makes bread for Hovis, Mothers Pride and Nimble said the factory will be converted into a depot facility.

The Transport and General Workers' Union said it would be working with the company and other unions to save as many jobs as possible. 'Any loss of manufacturing jobs in Plymouth or the surrounding area is bad news,' spokesman Dave Springbett said.

The company said it would be a 'challenging' time for individuals currently uncertain about their future and it was committed to working with employees and their representatives.


  • 7 February 2007: BBC Website


Eurofound (2007), British Bakeries, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 64909, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/64909.