Belfast Telegraph

Former HQ of failed firm Flynns goes on market

By Clare Weir

Premises formerly occupied by failed firm Flynns Fine Foods have gone on sale in Co Fermanagh for £150,000.

Forty jobs were lost last September with the closure of the company, which was founded by Micheal Flynn Snr in 1978 and supplied cooked meats, sliced bacon, pork and gammon to some of the main supermarkets in the UK and Ireland. The company went into administration after a deterioration in trading.

Smyth Leslie & Co are selling the 17,500sq ft building on Dernawilt Road in Roslea on behalf of the administrators Gregg Sterritt and Stephen Armstrong of RSM McClure Watters. The facility outside Roslea includes 9,700sq ft of food processing space, refrigeration, office space and easy lorry access.

The company claimed to be one of the largest family-owned food companies in Ireland, selling more than 5 million packs of meat annually under the Flynn's brand to around 2,500 customers including Tesco, Asda and Costcutter. The business operated its own fleet of refrigerated lorries and vans and also had depots in Dublin, Galway and Limerick.

The agents have described the sale as "an opportunity to purchase a purpose-built building that will facilitate expansion of an existing business into a strategic location".

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