United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Wrexham, Chester, Shropshire and across North West England
Manufacture Of Food And Beverage
Manufacture Of Food Products
10.5 - Manufacture of dairy products

331 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 October 2019
Employment effect (start)
15 October 2019
Foreseen end date


Tomlinson’s Diaries, a dairy firm based in Wrexham, Wales, has gone into administration, leading to the loss of 331 jobs. Тhe administrators, PwC, have confirmed that all staff will be made redundant, few of the workers, however, will be retained during the administrating procedure. The bankruptcy comes despite one-year efforts to save the company.

Legal representatives of some of the workers have announced that they had started an investigation to see whether the company had followed the regulations to undertake the compulsory redundancy consultation. A spokesperson for the Welsh Government said that it would work with staff affected by the closure of the Wrexham site. 

Tomlinson’s Dairies was one of the UK’s largest dairy firms, with operations in Wrexham, Chester, Shropshire and across North West England. 



Eurofound (2019), Tomlinson's Dairies, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99126, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99126.