Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Cornwall and Isles of Scilly;
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.1 - Processing and preserving of meat and production of meat products

430 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 January 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Meat processing company Tulip has announced plans to cut 430 jobs from its site at Bodmin, Cornwall.  The company which is part of the Danish Crown Group, the largest pork producer in Europe, announced that it has entered into the collective consultation process, which is mandated by UK employment law. The proposals include moving bacon production to the Bodmin site and cooked meats to other (non-specified) sites in the UK.  Even accounting for bacon production the proposals are for a reduction of 430 staff.  The loss of the jobs will hit the local area hard as the factory is the town's largest single employer, accounting for over 800 jobs.  The anticipated time-scale for the job losses has not been reported. 


  • 6 January 2016: Cornish Guardian


Eurofound (2016), Tulip, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86200, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86200.