Quote Originally Posted by wiseowl
330 jobs go at Ilford Imaging

Nearly half the staff at Ilford Imaging lost their jobs yesterday in a move aimed at stemming losses at the troubled photographic materials supplier. Receivers Grant Thornton said the 330 job cuts increased the chances of finding a buyer for the Cheshire-based firm. Redundancies were spread across all departments to trim the workforce to 400.
Maybe we ought to be talking the situation up a bit more - it's receivership, after all, which is rather different to liquidation. Having heard that chemical manufacturing (ie PQ Universal & Hypam etc) at Mobberley had now gone I feared the worst, but spoke to the Ilford UK head of marketing. Apparently the chemical manufacturing will be outsourced from another supplier, (and there must be a few of those who have spare capacity) and is out to tender at this moment.