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HEARTACHE AS CONVOY LOSES COMPANY AND TEN JOBS AFTER 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS

first_imgTEN people have lost their jobs at wholesale food business in Convoy.BWG Foods says it’s closing its business formerly known as Morris Brothers.It says 17 of the 27 staff are being transferred to its Value Centre business in Letterkenny but that 10 other members of staff will lose their jobs. In a statement to Donegal Daily, a BWG spokesman said: “Redundancy packages are being offered to those ten employees whose roles are not being transferred.”BWG only bought Morris Brothers last May for an undisclosed sum.Wholesale grocery business Morris Brothers had been operating in Convoy since 1952.Fintan and Joseph Morris and their staff will kept on with the business after the buy-out. Morris Brothers had serviced more than 450 retail businesses across Donegal, Sligo, Cavan, Mayo and Roscommon before the buy-out by Dublin-based BWG.At the time of the buy-out Leo Crawford, group chief executive of BWG, said: “It’s a statement of intent that we are growing our business.“We’re reasonably pleased with how the business is trading but the grocery sector is not a market showing growth.“The question is, have we reached the bottom or not? I wouldn’t say with 100 per cent certainty that there will be a recovery next year.”The news came on the same day as it was announced 36 jobs in Creeslough are under threat after the Lafferty family placed their bar, shop and service station in examinership. HEARTACHE AS CONVOY LOSES COMPANY AND TEN JOBS AFTER 60 YEARS IN BUSINESS was last modified: March 1st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:convoyHEARTACHE AS CONVOY LOSES BUSINESS AND TEN JOBS AFTER 60 YEARSlast_img read more

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