Gibsons factory enters consultation period

first_imgThe owners of a major sandwich business based in Wiltshire have indicated that it may have to close as it is no longer economically viable.Ultimate Foods, which runs the Gibsons factory in Devizes, has entered into a 30-day consultation period with staff over the future of the plant.A total of 95 staff work at the plant, which is one of the largest sandwich making businesses in the country.The company said in a statement that following a thorough analysis of the business, it had concluded that the site was “not viable as a production unit in its current form in the long term”. The statement went on: “While Ultimate Foods will explore every possible option during the 30-day consultation over the future of the Devizes operation, it is very possible that the outcome will be the closure of the site. “The prospect of making hard-working and dedicated employees redundant is probably one of the hardest decisions any business has to make.” Previous owners Uniq announced in 2004 that it would close the factory but Gibsons stepped in and reopened it at the beginning of 2005. However, Gibsons themselves got into trouble when they lost a contract with Weight Watchers and an anticipated contract to supply sandwiches to WH Smith did not materialise. The plant was then taken over by Ultimate Foods.last_img read more

Donegal man captains Moy Davitts to Mayo title – and dedicates win to Pat Shovelin

first_imgA Donegal man captained Moy Davitts to the Mayo Intermediate Football Championship title last night – and dedicated the win to the late Pat Shovelin.Dungloe native Chris McGlynn was the captain as Moy Davitts overcame Kiltimagh 2-10 to 2-9 in a dramatic replay at MacHale Park (pic by MidWest Radio).And after being presented with the silverware McGlynn mentioned his former mentor. “As you can tell, I’m from Donegal myself and we lost a good man in Donegal recently, a former coach of mine, Pat Shovelin, and I’d like to dedicate this to him,” McGlynn said in his speech.McGlynn was with the Donegal Under-21s in 2011 and 2012 when Shovelin was the goalkeeping coach.The popular Ardara man passed away last Saturday evening at his home in Doneyloop following a battle with cancer.McGlynn had the letters PS printed on his gloves for last night’s game. McGlynn told Donegal Sport Hub: “I just thought to myself, Pat gave so much to the GAA and then for him to leave so much – a wife and kids – there is so much more than the GAA, but Pat changed my life choices.“Only for him, I wouldn’t be here today.”Donegal man captains Moy Davitts to Mayo title – and dedicates win to Pat Shovelin was last modified: October 29th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christopher McGlynndungloeMoy DavittsPat Shovelinlast_img read more