Hull is latest casualty in DMGT restructuring
By Joanne Gardner Thursday, 03 August 2006
Daily Mail & General Trust (DMGT) has closed its Hull print site as part of an ongoing restructure of the newspaper group's regional division.
Hull is the latest Northcliffe Press site to go after the closure of Exeter last summer and Lincoln in February.
The closure means the loss of 47 jobs and work will be transferred to Northcliffe's Grimsby site, which DMGT finance director Peter Williams insists has a future, despite suggestions it too would close before plans for a superplant at Elsham Wold were pulled.
Williams said: "There are no thoughts at all of closing the Grimsby press. This is a pretty new press, performs well and has a key role following the closure of the Lincoln and Hull presses."
DMGT's restructure resulted in The Northcliffe Press being combined with national print arm Harmsworth Quays in June.
June 2005 Closure of Exeter site announced
July 2005 Planning approval for new £50m Elsham Wold "superplant"
February 2006 Elsham Wold plans pulled
February 2006 Lincoln site closes
July 2006 Hull site closes, work moves to Grimsby
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