Clydeside Bakery closes doors

17 February, 2011

Glasgow-based wholesale bakery Clydeside has been put into liquidation and all its employees made redundant after 56 years of being in business.

The Port Glasgow firm was shut down and put into provisional liquidation earlier this month after running into financial difficulties. All 16 staff at the business were made redundant by accountancy firm KPMG and the bakeryís equipment is due to be sold by auction.

Founded in 1955 by the McLean family, the business was formerly called East End Bakery, but changed its name after being bought by businessman Stephen Hutcheon, who sold five of its shops to James Allen Bakery and kept the wholesale business.

General manager Alison Kerr, who is the granddaughter of founding owner John McLean, told local paper The Greenock Telegraph: ďItís very sad and upsetting to think itís all over. Some of the staff have been here for over 30 years, so itís been a very emotional time. I just hope everyone manages to find new jobs. Itís the end of an era.Ē

The date of the auction has yet to be announced.

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