Tetley Brewery In Leeds Closes

17 June 2011, 11:01

One of the most famous landmarks in Yorkshire closes it's doors today.

The famous Tetley's Bewery in Leeds shuts later after over 200 years in the city.

117 jobs are being lost at the site.

In a statement a spokesperson for Carlsbeg UK that owns' the brewery said:

'This is obviously a very sad day for the city of Leeds but also for Carlsberg UK. The decision to close the Tetley's Brewery was not one that was taken lightly. It is an unfortunate reality that the beer market is facing the perfect storm of falling consumption, increasing costs and rising tax.

'We would like to thank every employee who has worked at the Tetley's Brewery since closure was announced in November 2008. Every single person has worked very hard and with great commitment in what have been very difficult circumstances.

'We are pleased we have so far managed to place 35 employees in new jobs (ten of those internally) through our outplacement programme.

'It is also pleasing that we have managed to secure the future of 114 Carlsberg UK employees in Leeds. They are mainly based in the telesales and credit control functions and will be based in Tetley's House.

'In March 2010 Carlsberg UK announced it would be outsourcing the brewing of Tetley's to three different brewers. All Tetley's Cask will be brewed at the Marston's-owned Banks's brewery in Wolverhampton; Tetley's Smoothflow has been moved to Molson Coors' brewery in Tadcaster, Yorkshire; while all Tetley's Dark Ales (such as Tetley's Mild) have been outsourced to Cameron's Brewery in Hartlepool.'

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