Belfast Telegraph

40 jobs lost as meat processor goes bust

By MARGARET CANNING

Forty jobs have been lost in a border area of Co Fermanagh after a family-run food company went into administration.

Empire Meats in Roslea, which traded as Flynn's Fine Foods, processed and sold meat products to shops and wholesalers, went into administration on Wednesday.

In a statement, administrators Gregg Sterritt and Stephen Armstrong of RSM McClure Watters said: "Unfortunately the company experienced deterioration in trading over the past number of months which resulted in significant cashflow pressures.

"These pressures ultimately led to the company ceasing to trade prior to the appointment of the administrators.

"There was no alternative but to make the company's 40 employees redundant on September 5."

No-one at the company's address in Roslea was available for comment yesterday.

Ulster Unionist MLA Tom Elliott said: "This number of job losses will be a blow in the area as they would have been a significant employer."

The firm was set up in 2005.

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