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A loss of 105 jobs

UK's Johnson Tiles puts abrupt halt to tile manufacturing

Following a management buyout (MBO), Johnson Tiles, a long-standing manufacturer of floor tiles and flooring, will cease production in the UK. The 123-year-old company has initiated discussions with its workforce regarding the closure of its factory in Stoke-on-Trent, resulting in the loss of 105 jobs. The decision to halt UK tile manufacturing is attributed to its perceived lack of sustainability.

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Stephen Dixon, Managing Director of Johnson Tiles, along with Rich Kelsall, Commercial Director, and Jason Bridges, Procurement Director, are spearheading the MBO from parent company Norcros. Despite the bitter-sweet nature of the announcement, Dixon has acknowledged the impact on colleagues and the broader implications for UK manufacturing in an article published in Interiors Monthly.

He says that the MBO secures the company's position as a leading UK tile designer and supplier, while also ensuring its continued significance as an employer in the Staffordshire region.


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