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Bernard Matthews to cut 30 jobs in Norfolk and Suffolk

PUBLISHED: 19:01 26 April 2016 | UPDATED: 10:59 27 April 2016

Rob Burnett, chief executive of Bernard Matthews, at Great Witchingham Hall. Picture submitted

Rob Burnett, chief executive of Bernard Matthews, at Great Witchingham Hall. Picture submitted

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Poultry giant Bernard Matthews has confirmed up to 30 jobs are to go at its bases in Norfolk and Suffolk, as the company brings in new working practices.

The positions at risk are at the EDP Top100 company’s Great Witchingham headquarters outside Norwich, and in Holton, near Halesworth, and include staff in engineering and office-based roles.

A spokesman for the firm said: “Bernard Matthews can confirm that it is undertaking a redundancy process affecting a small number of its salaried and hourly paid workforce, which is expected to result in a reduction of around 30 roles out of a workforce of 2,000.

“The planned reductions are a consequence of ongoing operational efficiencies and new working practices within the business.”

In January, Bernard Matthews posted pre-tax losses of £5.2m for the year to June 28, 2015, though it narrowed losses from the previous year’s figure of £9.9m.

It launched a turnaround plan in 2013, when specialists Rutland Partners were brought in, and injected more than £20m into the business.

Will you be affected by the redundancies? Email mark.shields@archant.co.uk or call 01603 772426.


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