Tulip staff face redundancies

The largest pork producer in the UK has said there could be up to 150 redundancies made across three of its sites after a contract fell through.

Staff working at sites in Bodmin in Cornwall, King’s Lynn in Norfolk and Boston in Lincolnshire will be in the firing line when the cuts are made by Tulip, which is the UK face of Danish Crown. Consultations with staff at all three sites are being carried out.

Tulip Ltd’s group HR director Kirsty Wilkins said: “We are currently operating in an extremely challenging economic environment, which has led to the need to announce proposed changes at three of our sites as a result of a failing to secure a tender.

“We have therefore entered into consultation with colleagues whose roles are potentially at risk of redundancy and are working closely with them to, wherever possible, lessen the impact of this announcement.”

Tulip supplies pork products to the retail and food service sector and has 17 manufacturing sites across the UK.