Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East Midlands; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; Nottingham
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Pharamceuticals
Manufacture Of Chemicals And Chemical Products
20.4 - Manufacture of soap and detergents, cleaning and polishing preparations, perfumes and toilet preparations

400 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
21 March 2018
Employment effect (start)
1 September 2018
Foreseen end date
31 March 2020


It has been announced that 400 jobs are to be cut at the BCM factory in Nottingham. The site, which was formerly owned by Boots Chemists, manufactures beauty products for the chain. The company, which had been part of Boots since 1883 was sold in November 2017 to French company Fareva. The site currently employs 1,000 people and the job cuts are part of a two year plan to return the company back to profitability. It is understood that the statutory consultation process will begin in May 2018, with the first 78 jobs to be cut within six months of the original announcement. 


  • 21 March 2018: BBC Website
  • 21 March 2018: ITV News


Eurofound (2018), BCM, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93900, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93900.