230 jobs to go at Wrexham cheese factory

230 people are to lose their jobs at dairy company, First Milk, just outside Wrexham. The company announced in October that they were consulting on plans to close the factory in 2014 after the loss of a 'significant contract'.

230 jobs to go at North Wales creamery

First Milk has announced it is to go ahead with plans to close its cheese factory in Maelor Credit: ITV News

More than 200 people are to lose their jobs at a creamery in Wrexham, dairy company First Milk has announced.

The company started consultation in October over plans to close its cheese factory at Maelor in the spring of 2014.

First Milk today confirmed that it will go ahead with the proposals with the loss of 230 jobs.

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First Milk 'very much regret' the need to plan closure

North Wales creamery, First Milk, says it plans to close its facility in Maelor, just outside Wrexham, by the end of 2014.

In a statement today the company said it's after the loss of a 'significant customer contract'. The company added that they will begin a consultation period with employees.

We very much regret the need to make the proposal to close our Maelor operation. We have a hard-working, loyal and committed workforce there and we are aware of the impact that this news will have on them. We will of course seek to provide those potentially affected with every support and address ways in which the impact of the proposals can be reduced.

– First Milk statement

231 jobs under threat at north Wales creamery

First Milk's website

Two hundred and thirty one jobs are under threat tonight at Dairy Company, First Milk, just outside Wrexham.

The company told staff in Maelor that they plan to close the factory in 2014.

Welsh Secretary David Jones said: "This is a sobering reminder of the challenges the Welsh economy still faces.

"We need to ensure we maintain close relations with businesses on the ground in Wales, focus on retaining and creating jobs, and attracting new business opportunities across the country."

The company has been asked for a statement.