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CPC Packaging makes 95 jobs redundant

CPC Packaging, Bristol
Image caption CPC said production would continue in the short term in Bristol

A packaging company with bases in Bristol and King's Lynn, Norfolk, has gone into administration with the loss of 95 jobs.

CPC Packaging offers printing, cutting and gluing services on packaging for the food and retail industry.

Administrators Grant Thornton said a fire at the King's Lynn premises and high raw material prices had meant a difficult period for the firm.

Production will continue at Fishponds, in Bristol, in the short term.

Alistair Wardell, of Grant Thornton, said: "The administrators and their team need to quickly ascertain whether there is a possibility that some or all of the business can be sold.

"The Bristol site will continue production in the short term to satisfy customer demands whilst purchasers for the business are sought.

"Unfortunately, some 95 of the workforce have been made redundant, primarily at the King's Lynn site, and therefore this will be marketed as a turnkey operation."

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