Business round upOn 6 Feb 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article Aircraftmanufacturer Boeing is to build a £15m research park in South Yorkshire thatwill create 7,000 jobs. The Aerospace Manufacturing Research Centre, inWaverly, Rotherham, will include a 100-acre manufacturing park. It will developadvanced materials-cutting technology and is the result of more than 12 months’work by Sheffield University, regional development agency Yorkshire Forward andthe DTI. The deal includes government and European funding. http://www.yorkshire-forward.com/LloydsTSB’s Abbey bid to cost jobsLloydsTSB’s takeover bid for the Abbey National will lead to 9,000 job cuts if itgoes ahead. The bank has promised to keep Abbey National’s 722 branches openfor two years after the proposed takeover. It then intends to move 600branches, when the jobs will be axed. A spokesman said compulsory redundancieswould be kept to a minimum and job losses would be spread over four years. http://www.lloydstsb.co.uk/Mergerto spawn ‘super dairy’DairyCrest is to axe more than 900 jobs after its merger with rival dairy Unigate inJuly. Jobs will go from its plants in Cardiff, Derbyshire, Somerset andShropshire. Dairy Crest’s plant in Carmarthen, Dyfed, will close in April. Thefirm hopes to establish a £23m “super dairy” in Severnside,Gloucestershire, creating 320 jobs. http://www.dairycrest.co.uk/ Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.