United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.24 - Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores

49 - 180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
6 August 2018
Employment effect (start)
6 August 2018
Foreseen end date


Auld’s, the Scotland-based bakery, has announced that its retail business has gone into liquidation and the company has started consultations with 180 employees whose jobs are at risk. 8 shops closed in August, making 49 workers redundant with immediate effect. The liquidator has said that they are “working with local and national organisations to support those employees to process claims as quickly as possible”. The remaining 18 shops continue to trade while the administrators are trying to find buyers for the business.

Thomas Auld & Sons Limited was founded in 1900 and its head office is in Greenock, Central Scotland. The management of the company said that the liquidation will protect the manufacturing arm of Auld’s Group, safeguarding 200 jobs.



Eurofound (2018), Thomas Auld and Sons Limited, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94771, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94771.