Potential job losses at Northumberland factory

Dozens of jobs could be lost at a south east Northumberland factory as bosses look to outsource work to the Midlands.

Mayborn Group, which is headquartered in Cramlington and owns the Tommy Tippee brand, is currently reviewing its warehousing and logistics strategy.

It’s vital that we’re ready to meet our customers’ demands today and in the future

Chief executive Steve Parkin

And that review includes a potential option of relocating its warehousing to the Midlands.

Bosses at the company say 35 jobs could be lost in the restructure, although they will be offered the chance to move sites.

Chief executive Steve Parkin said: “Over the past five years Mayborn has enjoyed significant growth, and we’ve evolved from a UK based company to become a truly global business.

“It’s vital that we’re ready to meet our customers’ demands today and in the future – not just in the UK but in Europe and worldwide.

“This potential move would deliver greater agility and flexibility for our customers and suppliers.”

Mayborn has identified specialist retail and manufacturing logistics company iForce as a potential outsource provider for its warehousing service, should the move go ahead.

At present the decision to relocate the Cramlington warehouse operations to the Midlands has not been finalised and Mayborn is in consultation with employees and the GMB union, where up to 35 people at Cramlington may be impacted.