Redundancies as Nelson firm goes into administration

Nelson Packaging in Townsley Street, Nelson. Image: Google Street View.
Nelson Packaging in Townsley Street, Nelson. Image: Google Street View.
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A Nelson company has gone into administration with “the majority” of its workforce to be made redundant.

The administrators were called in to Nelson Packaging in Townsley Street on Wednesday.

Managing Director Michael Flynn said with nothing substantial in the order book, there was no other choice than to put the business into administration.

He said the situation the company was in was down to the 5p bag charge and overseas competition.

Mr Flynn said: “The decision was taken due to the bag tax coupled with aggressive overseas competition.

“We had thought we were ready for the bag tax but it has been far, far more challenging than we expected.

“We wanted to bring the manufacturing back to Britain and we wanted to generate support of British retailers to jump on board with that.

“While the Co-op, Asda and Pets at Home did that, for many others it is still all about price, and I’m afraid we just couldn’t compete with overseas imports.”