Threat to jobs at two firms in Grimsby area

Youngs, Humberstone Road
Image caption A 30-day consultation has been started with staff at its Humberstone Road site

More than 100 workers could lose their jobs at two firms in the Grimsby area.

The Findus Group said it had entered a 30-day consultation with staff at its Humberstone Road site, which could result in up to 84 redundancies.

The company said the proposals were related to manufacturing contracts which are due to end in February.

Some 60 staff at a building firm have also been laid off. Administrators confirmed Clark Construction at North Killingholme had ceased trading.

The building company previously carried out projects for local authorities.

'Competitive edge'

John Russell and Christopher White, partners at The P&A Partnership, Sheffield, who were appointed administrators, confirmed that Clark Construction had ceased trading and that all 60 employees had been made redundant.

About 530 people are employed at the Findus factory. The Findus Group said posts in all sectors, apart from the fish finger factory, were affected.

The company's operations director Steve Lidgett said: "Economic conditions continue to be tough and we expect some of our manufacturing contracts to end in February.

"We regret the need for the proposals but do believe they are required if we are to maintain our competitive edge."

The Humberstone Road factory is one of the largest frozen seafood production sites in Europe.

More on this story

Related Internet links

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites