Drinks company Britvic has announced that it will be pulling out of Norwich, with the loss of 242 jobs.
Norwich South Labour MP Clive Lewis issued a statement on the company’s decision via Facebook:
I am so, so sorry for all the Britvic employees and families who’ve just got the news that Britvic have decided to leave our city.
It’s a real kick in the teeth to the city of Norwich. The workers there will have felt that Britvic went into this process knowing full well which way it was going with this.
It’s a real body blow for staff who have worked so hard and they have every right to feel hard done by.
It’s an awful time of year for this to happen and they have to go back to their families knowing the company is leaving.
There are of course knock-on effects for Colman’s too, which remain…
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