Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Wales; East Wales; Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
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

176 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Allied Bakeries has announced plans to cut 180 jobs from its operations in Cardiff. The company employs 360 staff at the site, and 4,000 across the UK. It recently launched a review of its bread making operations following the loss of a contract with a major supermarket to supply own brand products. Bread production will continue at larger UK sites and the Cardiff premises will be used as a distribution centre for Wales and the South West of England. 

A spokesperson for BFAWU trade union expressed disappointment at the decision and noted the likely knock-on effects in the local economy.The timetable for the redundancies has yet to be confirmed.

Updated, 22/08/2019

Following the period of consultation, the company confirmed the closure of the bakery in Cardiff. The decision has resulted in 176 employees being made redundant. In the recognition of the impact of this decision, the company plans to offer an enhanced redundancy package along with support to help find alternative employment either in the local community or at the company's other sites in the UK.



Eurofound (2019), Allied Bakeries, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97967, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97967.