Fletchers not set for closure

23 February, 2007
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In the 16 February issue of British Baker we carried a report that Vision Capital planned to close the Fletchers Bakery at Sheffield.
This was incorrect and no such closure is planned. We apologise to Vision Capital and Fletchers Bakeries for this error and regret the distress and confusion that it has caused.In a statement to British Baker, Fletchers has reconfirmed that a consultation process is now under way with Trade Union representatives and employees regarding the future employment requirements of the business.The consultation under way affects up to 80 job roles.The decision to initiate the consultation has been taken on purely economic grounds, as the business has suffered both from the impact of a fire, which destroyed a third of the site in July 2006, and also from a continued loss of market share and increa-sing cost of materials. Fletchers understands that this process is likely to cause concern for those potentially affected and their families and has thanked employees and trade unions for their efforts and continued support at this time.The company will make every effort to support those employees affected.



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