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Reports Askeys to close in Aylesbury

Reports Askeys to close in Aylesbury

Published by Dan Gooding at 5:58am 22nd August 2019. (Updated at 9:56am 22nd August 2019)

Askeys is moving out of Aylesbury, after decades making sweet treats at its factory here.

The Stocklake site, which makes ice cream cones, would close early next year.

It means around 68 jobs are at risk.

Owners SIlver Spoon plan to move production to a third-party in Essex.

In a statement, the company said:

"As we announced back in June, our intention is to move the production of Askey's ice cream cones from our Aylesbury site to a new third-party producer based in Essex.  

"We are proud of our long association with Aylesbury, however, given competitive market conditions significant re-investment would be required to refurbish our site in the town. We therefore plan to move production to a specialist third party manufacturer with more modern and efficient facilities.

"We have now completed a consultation period with employees and will provide support to any colleagues affected to identify alternative employment options elsewhere within The Silver Spoon Company, or with other employers in the local community."

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