John Dickinson considers Sawston closure


7 March – Sawston (UK): More than 200 jobs could be affected if John Dickinson goes ahead with a proposal to close its Sawston manufacturing plant.

The company is considering a proposal to close the plant and transfer manufacturing to other sites owned or operated by Dickinson or its parent company Groupe Hamelin.


Dickinson UK managing director Philip Beer said: "The potential loss of the loyal workforce at Sawston is not a proposal we are taking lightly. The pressure on UK manufacture means that we need to consider difficult options in order to offer the correct product mix and right level of support and service to our customers for the future."


The manufacturer is currently in a consultation process with its employees that will determine the outcome of the proposal.