Scotland's Economy

Statement on Arjowiggins/Stoneywood Mill

January 23, 2019 by No Comments | Category Uncategorized

Business Minister Jamie Hepburn said:

“We held a positive meeting this morning with Arjowiggins management, the administrators, union and other local stakeholders. Everyone wants what is best for the workforce and company so our focus is on supporting the business and the administrators in doing all we can to safeguard jobs at the mill.

“In particular, I was struck by the unity and morale of the workforce. It was also clear from the meeting that the unions, workforce and company, as well as other stakeholders, are all keen to work together to find a solution.

“The Scottish Government and Scottish Enterprise will continue to work closely with all partners to explore and exhaust all possible options to try and find the best possible outcome to secure a sustainable future for the mill and its workforce.”

Jonathan Mitchell, Managing Director of Stoneywood Mill, said:

“We appreciate the support from everyone involved in today’s meeting.

“Stoneywood Mill has a strong, dedicated workforce and great relationship with the local community so it was heartening to hear everyone involved in today agreeing positive steps forward.

“We will continue to work closely with government, the administrators, unions and other stakeholders to find a positive outcome for the business.”

Joint administrator Iain Fraser, partner with FRP Advisor said:

“We are actively marketing the business and have had some enquiries, however it is early days. We are liaising regularly with staff, customers and suppliers to ensure the plant is operating as efficiently as possible. Our core objective is to find a buyer as soon as possible and we are urging interested parties to contact our Aberdeen office on 0330 055 5455.”

Tommy Campbell, Unite Regional Officer, said:

“Unite the union welcome the Scottish Government Minister Jamie Hepburn’s visit to Stoneywood Paper Mill. His visit will help lift the morale of the workforce and will add to the positive work being done by all concerned to secure a long term future for the mill.”


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