British BAKERIES has announced plans to close its Byfleet bakery in Surrey, with the loss of 61 jobs.
Following a strategic review of manufacturing capacity and supply chains, the company plans to consolidate operations into its sites at Forest Gate (London) and Erith (Kent). Production of Hovis, Granary and farmhouse loaves will be moved to the two plants.
British Bakeries said it expects the Byfleet bread bakery will close, and a consultation with staff is underway.
The company currently has 16 bakeries in the UK, including the former Harvestime bakery in Leicester.
British Bakeries 16 sites in the UK:
Forest Gate (London)