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

420 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
22 August 2014
Employment effect (start)
29 August 2014
Foreseen end date
30 January 2015


Gunstones bakery in Dronfield is reported to be facing over 400 redundancies.  The bakery near Sheffield, which has been owned by the 2 Sisters Food Group since April 2011, has confirmed that an existing contract to supply sandwiches will come to an end within the next six months.

The company currently employs around 1,200 people at the site. Consultation with employee representatives is understood to have started. A spokesperson for the Bakers Food & Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said that it was expected that 120 redundancies would happen by the end of August 2014 with a further 300 by January 2015.


  • 22 August 2014: Insider Media


Eurofound (2014), Gunstones Bakery, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77475, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77475.