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45 Timberline jobs saved

45 Timberline jobs saved

Dozens of staff at under-threat Timberline celebrated with the news that a Barnsley firm had been successful in a take-over bid – saving 45 jobs. Toby Perkins, Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield and Shadow Minister for Small Business, hailed the news as “a fantastic result” for all those people who have worked around the clock to ensure the Sheepbridge based firm has a long term future.

Timberline, based on the Sheepbridge Industrial Park, which produces bespoke outdoor equipment to schools and other organizations across the UK went into administration on November 2nd. However, following Mr. Perkins’ meetings with joint administrators from Hart Shaw LLP, Metalliform, a South Yorkshire firm has been announced as the new owners to the relief of dozens of staff who have feared the worst since the administrators were called in last year.

The new owner, Metalliform, has manufactured furniture for schools, colleges and universities for more than 60-years. The company employs 90 staff at its Barnsley production site and has a turnover of £8m. The take-over will allow Timberline to continue to produce the high quality products, with the hope of taking on new products to help compete within an increasingly fierce market.

Mr. Perkins said:-

“This is a fantastic result for so many members of staff who have remained loyal, driven and upbeat despite the very serious doubts about their futures. This buy-out should give Timberline the opportunity to become a successful business once again, producing quality products to organizations across the country. This news is the reward for so much hard work from all those involved in saving Timberline from closure and gives hope to so many other businesses struggling to cope in the current economic situation”.

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