South Kirkby meat plant up for sale

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A MEAT processing plant which employs 100 people in South Kirkby is up for sale.

Staff at Yorkshire Premier Meats at Langthwaite Grange Industrial Estate were told at a meeting today (Thursday) a buyer was sought for the plant.

The site, which prepares meat for the ready meals industry, has been put up for sale by owner ANM Group.

A buyer is also sought for the company’s Scottish Premier Meats plant North of the border.

An employee who asked not to be named said: “They said they are trying to sell it as a going concern but we’re all worried. I’ve been here for a long time and there’s a lot of panicked people.”

ANM Group said it would be business as usual at the plant until a buyer came forward.

A spokesman said: “Interest has been shown and we are awaiting further developments.”

The company closed its Sheffield processing plant earlier this year with the loss of 59 jobs.

For more on the story, see next week’s Express.