Seven Seas to sail away from Hull

Seven Seas factory, Hull. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Seven Seas is to shut its factory in Hull and relocate its commercial operations to London.

The Company will now move ahead with the second stage of consultation on its plans for a phased shut-down of the Hull site over a period of two to three years.

"We are making this announcement now because staff have made it very clear that they want clarity on the future of the business before the Christmas holidays," said Seven Seas managing director John Redman.

"The consultation process to date has been thorough and we have been listening carefully to what staff have been telling us. However, nothing has been put forward which changes the company’s view that outsourcing manufacturing and relocating

commercial operations offer the best chance of future success for Seven Seas.”