Flynns Fine Foods closes with loss of 40 jobs

By Mike Stones

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Flynns Fine Foods closed yesterday with the loss of 40 jobs
Flynns Fine Foods closed yesterday with the loss of 40 jobs
Northern Ireland food manufacturer Flynns Fine Foods ceased trading last Thursday (September 5) with the loss of 40 jobs.

The business – based in Rosslea, County Fermanagh – sold a range of sliced cooked meats, sliced bacon, pork and gammon to retailers in the UK and Ireland. It also produced frozen foods and catering products.

The administrator – Belfast-based consultancy and accountancy firm RSM McClure Watters – said the manufacturer had suffered deteriorating trade.

This had caused serious cashflow problems in recent months, said joint administrator Gregg Sterritt.

‘Serious cashflow problems’

“These pressures ultimately led to the company ceasing to trade prior to the appointment of the administrators,”​ he added.

“Due to the trading position of the company, the administrators regret that there was no alternative but to make the company’s 40 employees redundant on September 5 2013.”

Flynns Fine Foods in Rosslea was founded by Micheal Flynn senior in 1978.

The company’s website said the business aimed: “To keep a clear focus on supplying excellent quality food at competitive prices under our Flynns Fine Foods brand name.”

The business operated its own fleet of refrigerated vehicles serving customers throughout Ireland, with depots in Dublin, Wexford, Galway and Limerick.

Total customers numbered about 2,500 customers, according to the website.

Customers in Northern Ireland included: Tesco, Asda and Costcutter.

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