Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Leicestershire; Rutland and Northamptonshire
Location of affected unit(s)
South Wigston
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.71 - Manufacture of bread; manufacture of fresh pastry goods and cakes

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 May 2012
Employment effect (start)
8 May 2012
Foreseen end date


Food producer RF Brookes has announced plans to cut almost 200 jobs in a bid to cut costs and sustain the business. The announcement came after a review of the business demand over the coming months and reflects the termination of supplier contracts in 2011. The company has just entered a 90-day consultation period.

On 18 July 2012, the company announced 150 additional redundancies. A company spokesman said that production from Leicester has moved to Notingham as a result of several recent strikes and blamed the job losses on the relocation. The total number of redundancies is now 350.


  • 18 July 2012: BBC News
  • 8 May 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), RF Brookes, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 73564, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/73564.