Jobs at risk as Premier Foods proposes Greenford bakery closure

07:47 20 November 2012

The company behind Hovis has announced cost saving plans. File picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

The company behind Hovis has announced cost saving plans. File picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

PA Wire/Press Association Images

The makers of Hovis bread have announced proposals to close their bakery and distribution site in Ealing with the loss of almost 200 jobs.

Premier Foods said shutting the Greenford facility would ensure the long term future of its bread division.

The plans also include shutting its bakery in Birmingham and closing distribution operations in Mendlesham and Plymouth.

In total, after restructuring has taken place in the company’s outsourced logistics operations, 900 jobs are at risk.

Michael Clarke, chief executive of Premier Foods said: “Having generated solid growth momentum in our grocery division, it is critical that we act to assure the long-term future of the bread division.

“By simplifying our cost base, we can increase focus on improving efficiency, quality and service levels to help grow our core Hovis business. We recognise the impact these actions will have for our employees at the sites affected.

“Decisions will not be taken lightly but they are necessary if we are to build a strong and successful future for the bread division and those who remain with our business”.

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair created these tasty treats with a twist and offered them to the hungry Christmas shoppers.

Read more

Kate’s designer dress looks a lot like a one from the high street. Shhh… no one will know the difference.

Read more

The technology will help make spare parts and be used on future missions – including to Mars.

Read more

Promoted content

Gamucci is a global leader and premier brand of electronic cigarettes

Gamucci has an electronic cigarette tailored for every need. We have a range of both disposable and rechargeable electronic cigarettes suitable for all adult smokers. And for a limited time, some great discounts.

Money saving Christmas gifts to add to your shopping list!

It’s nearly time to go on the hunt for Christmas presents, stuck on what to get for your nearest and dearest? We’ve picked out a selection of great deals to get you started and to help you save some pennies!

Darren Wilson described what happened when he stopped his police car to speak to Mike Brown before the shooting.

Eddie said that despite being sexually attracted to children, he’s never committed a crime and that there’s many more like him.

PM speaks out after Lee Rigby report is made public calling one internet firm a ‘safe haven’.

Social network named in media reports as the platform used by extremists and criticised in government report.

TOP Stories

09:58
Ben Purdy, 18, was shot at close range in Mossington Gardens on Monday and later died in hospital [Photograph from Metropolitan Police]

Two men have been charged with the murder of teenager Ben Purdy who died after he was shot at Mossington Gardens on Monday November 23.

The fatal accident happened at this junction between Commercial Road and Cavell Street on Monday November 24 [Photograph from Google StreetView]

Police have arrested the driver of a car that hit and killed a cyclist in Whitechapel and failed to stop at the scene.

00:05
The £3 pill is for people who drink more than half a bottle of wine or three pints of beer a night  (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

It’s something many Londoners have wished for on a Sunday morning. Now a pill which helps dampen the desire to drink alcohol is available to people who drink half a bottle of wine or three pints a night or more.

London Bloggers

Friday, November 14, 2014
Bird says back up your data

What happened after a friend of mine lost basically everything he’d created in the last 5 years:

Thursday, October 30, 2014
The Appilepsy team: Phil Efstathiou, Alex Telek , Clarence Ji, Miklos Molnar, Joran van Apeldoorn

In Tech City, things move fast. And sometimes erratically. Like phones in the pockets of people having epileptic seizures.

Friday, October 24, 2014
The 91-year-old gave the cyclist a wallop

After Baroness Sharples bragged about walloping a cyclist, London24’s cycling blogger AViewOfLondon has this to say...