United Kingdom
North West; Cheshire; Cheshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Ellesmere Port
Manufacture Of Wood And Paper Materials
Manufacture Of Paper And Paper Products
17.12 - Manufacture of paper and paperboard

251 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
13 February 2010
Employment effect (start)
13 February 2010
Foreseen end date


Bridgewater Paper Company has announced it is making 251 redundancies after going into administration. The company, based at Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, currently employs 300 staff, but will retain a skeleton staff of 49 to continue to fulfil customer orders from stock. Administrators from Ernst and Young hope to find a buyer and Tom Jack, joint administrator, thanked Andrew Miller, Labour MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, the North West Development Agency and the trade union Unite for their support, all affected employees for their patience and support. No details were given regarding the date by which job losses are expected to be completed.


  • 13 February 2010: BBC Website


Eurofound (2010), Bridgewater Paper Company, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 70173, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/70173.