Up to 35 jobs lost at Worcester food packaging company

Up to 35 jobs are expected to be cut at a food and drink packaging company in Worcester, representing 40% of the current workforce.

35 workers are expected to be made redundant at Berry BPI Protec in Worcester, based at Blackpole East Industrial Estate.

A press release issued by the company on Friday, May 7 following the announcement, said: “Berry BPI today announced its intention to downsize its Worcester manufacturing plant with the loss of up to 35 jobs.

“The site, which prints and converts flexible packaging for food and beverage products, has been experiencing difficult business conditions for some time and the proposed restructuring is designed to make the Worcester business financially viable for the future.

“The company will enter into a dismissal consultation with employee representatives for a period of 30 days and every effort will be made to find alternative employment for those affected.”

Neil Shaw, Division Manager, said: “We are disappointed to have had to announce redundancy proposals at the Worcester site.

“Market pressures on retail packaging products mean that we must minimize production costs and focus on protecting our business and our valuable partnerships with our customers in the future.

The company said it was looking to find alternative positions for affected employees.

Mr Shaw said: “We are committed to finding alternative employment wherever possible for affected employees in Worcester within or outside the group if we implement these plans.”

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