United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales; Flintshire and Wrexham
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10 - Manufacture of food products

450 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
9 October 2012
Employment effect (start)
9 October 2012
Foreseen end date
30 November 2012


Paramount Foods has gone into administration and will make 118 staff redundant following the loss of a major contract with a supermarket chain.

Administrators are looking for a buyer while the redundancies were made in order to sustain the business in the short term. 76 jobs will go in Deeside and another 42 in Salford.

UPDATE 23.11.2012: The administrators were not able to find a buyer for the business and the company will cease production at Deeside on 30 November making a total of 450 people redundant. Production at Salford will stop on 28 November.


  • 23 November 2012: BBC News
  • 9 October 2012: BBC News


Eurofound (2012), Paramount Foods, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 74318, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/74318.