Morton’s Rolls ceases trading

Glasgow bakery company Morton’s Rolls has ceased trading, in a move that will affect hundreds of jobs – including 250 employees who work at the company’s manufacturing facility in Drumchapel.

The company, which was first founded in 1965, began by selling morning rolls and later expanded to reflect a comprehensive product range which included confectionery and hot plate and meat goods – but no more beloved than their well-known, traditional crispy roll. Its rolls and other goods could be found in major retailers ALDI, LIDL and M&S. The news, when it was broke, was said to be “mourned” by Glaswegians at the loss.

Glasgow Live reported that there appeared to be “no sign of life” at its factories, with lorries sat stationery behind locked gates. The company ceased trading because it had not managed to meet a deadline to file its accounts.

In a letter to staff which is now being spread online, the company wrote: ““We are writing to consult you with regard to your employment with Morton’s Rolls Limited being terminated as a result of redundancy.

“Whilst no final decision has been taken, every employee of the company is receiving this letter as all jobs are at risk.”

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