Nearly 8,000 people back our campaign to save Britvic and Unilever factories

PUBLISHED: 18:31 06 October 2017 | UPDATED: 18:31 06 October 2017

Entrance to the Norwich Britvic factory.
Picture: Nick Butcher

Entrance to the Norwich Britvic factory. Picture: Nick Butcher

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Nearly 8,000 people have made their voices heard loud and clear over the potential closure of two of Norwich's oldest employers.

This newspaper launched a campaign on Tuesday to save Britvic and Unilever - the producers of Robinsons squash and Colman’s Mustard.

Britvic announced plans early that morning to close its Bracondale factory, and Unilever said it was considering its future at the site. Since, our petition to keep the two businesses in Norwich has gathered 7,818 supporters, with many saying the two are part of Norwich’s heritage.

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Paul Harrison, who signed the petition, said: “Norwich, famous for its cathedral, castle, Canaries and always Colman’s - let’s keep it that way!”

Another signatory, Celia Williams, added: “Too many employees between them and their families to just walk away.”

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