Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
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

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
1 October 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Hovis has announced plans to cut 100 jobs across two of its UK sites following its announcement of losses. The British baking company has stated that 29 jobs will be cut from its headquarters in High Wycombe and a further 71 jobs will go with the closure of a mill in Southampton. The timeframe for the loss of the jobs at the headquarters has not been reported, but the jobs at the Southampton mill will be ending by the end of 2018. According to a spokesperson for the company, the job losses will help ensure the future viability of the business.



Eurofound (2018), Hovis, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 95642, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/95642.