Fishers has confirmed its Perth laundry will close with immediate effect with a toll of up to 84 redundancies, said a report in the Scottish Daily record on Friday, 29 May.
The news website reported that the Inveralmond Industrial Estate, mothballed amid the coronavirus outbreak, had undertaken a period of consultation with staff. During the consultation period, Fishers said its management team examined a range of options in an effort to avoid closure, including a number of suggestions from its Perth staff.
The Perth facility, which services hotels in the Highlands and Islands amongst other areas, has been particularly affected because of the hospitality sector having to lockdown.
Michael Jones, managing director of Fishers, said: “This has been an incredibly hard decision, closing a good laundry and losing great people, many with long service. We have turned over every stone looking for alternatives, but we have to be prepared for uncertain times ahead.”
Fishers will now consolidate its Scottish hospitality business into its Cupar and Glasgow laundries. “We are working very hard to have our Cupar and Glasgow laundries ready to ramp up production, with safe distancing and increased hygiene measures in place, in time for the re-opening of hotels.”