100 jobs lost as UK bakery firm collapses19 June 2012
More than 100 staff have lost their jobs after UK firm Bakery Products after administrators failed to find a buyer.
Bakery Products took over 11 Woodhead the Bakers’ shops in 2011 after the Scarborough-based company entered administration. The P&A Partnership were appointed as administrators of Bakery Products on 7 June and kept the bakery open as a going concern.
However, a buyer failed to materialise, forcing the closure of the business.
"We have kept Bakery Products going all week in a bid to find a buyer for it as a going concern," said Andy Wood, Bakery Products’ administrator.
"Regrettably that has not been possible and we were left with no choice other than to close the bakery. I would like to thank those staff who have helped us to keep trading in difficult circumstances."
Three associated bakeries owned by Bakery Products founder Arthur Harris in Harrogate, Yorkshire and Newcastle are still trading.
The announcement follows last week’s news that Durham-based firm Peters Bakery had entered administration putting more than 400 jobs at risk.
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