Job fears remain at troubled Bradford print firm

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Global Media Production's premises in Battye Street, Laisterdyke, Bradford Global Media Production's premises in Battye Street, Laisterdyke, Bradford

STAFF at a Bradford printing company with more than 200 workers fear for their futures amid rumours of a last-minute deal being struck to rescue the firm from going into administration.

Workers due to be paid their monthly wages by Global Media Production Ltd in Battye Street in Laisterdyke yesterday contacted the Telegraph & Argus to say they had been told on Tuesday that no money was available.

Global MP was formed in November last year via the re-naming of St Ives Direct Bradford, which investment group Cogent B2B, headed up by Kevin Dunstall, bought in a £8 million deal last September.

When the T&A visited the site yesterday, no-one, including Mr Dunstall, was available to comment on the wages issue, or rumours of a possible takeover of the firm.

It had been reported that the London-based Wyndeham Group were about to step in to rescue Global MP from the threat of administration, but Debbie Read, Wyndeham Group commercial director, said she could not make any comment.

It has also been reported that Baker Tilly had been approached as prospective administrators at Global MP, but a spokesman for the chartered accountancy firm said it had not been appointed.

One member of staff at Global MP, who did not want to be named, said the company secured new financial backing late yesterday afternoon, staving off the threat of administration.

"People are still worried, as it seems wage cuts and redundancies are inevitable," he said. "They have known there was no money to pay the wages for weeks, but staff were only told at the last minute.

"Wages are now due to be paid next Tuesday, but that remains to be seen."

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7:57am Fri 27 Jun 14

sorrow&anger says...

Virgin, Morissons', Provident and now this. Everywhere else the recovery is gaining pace. In Bradford we are going backwards. Cllr Green is going to have work very hard to get his Producer City off the ground. Maybe he should just give up.
Virgin, Morissons', Provident and now this. Everywhere else the recovery is gaining pace. In Bradford we are going backwards. Cllr Green is going to have work very hard to get his Producer City off the ground. Maybe he should just give up. sorrow&anger
  • Score: 36

8:13am Fri 27 Jun 14

Grumpygirl says...

I hope they do secure their future, but companies like this shouldn't be teetering on the edge. What is it about Bradford that nothing ever seems to have a happy ending?
I hope they do secure their future, but companies like this shouldn't be teetering on the edge. What is it about Bradford that nothing ever seems to have a happy ending? Grumpygirl
  • Score: 38

8:39am Fri 27 Jun 14

piltdownman says...

This is hardly a story confirming Bradford's economic revival.
This is hardly a story confirming Bradford's economic revival. piltdownman
  • Score: 40

8:54am Fri 27 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

piltdownman wrote:
This is hardly a story confirming Bradford's economic revival.
Maybe if Cllr Green and his mates at City Hall should concentrate on helping the few companies we have left instead of faffing about with pie in the sky inward investment plans.
[quote][p][bold]piltdownman[/bold] wrote: This is hardly a story confirming Bradford's economic revival.[/p][/quote]Maybe if Cllr Green and his mates at City Hall should concentrate on helping the few companies we have left instead of faffing about with pie in the sky inward investment plans. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 36

9:01am Fri 27 Jun 14

SurprisedByJoyce says...

Can't the Council do anything to help?
Can't the Council do anything to help? SurprisedByJoyce
  • Score: 13

9:14am Fri 27 Jun 14

pcmanners says...

SurprisedByJoyce wrote:
Can't the Council do anything to help?
The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.
[quote][p][bold]SurprisedByJoyce[/bold] wrote: Can't the Council do anything to help?[/p][/quote]The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall. pcmanners
  • Score: 23

9:19am Fri 27 Jun 14

izzystillbreathing says...

pcmanners wrote:
SurprisedByJoyce wrote:
Can't the Council do anything to help?
The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.
they could do with some darwinian selection at City Hall. The lot of them.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SurprisedByJoyce[/bold] wrote: Can't the Council do anything to help?[/p][/quote]The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.[/p][/quote]they could do with some darwinian selection at City Hall. The lot of them. izzystillbreathing
  • Score: 32

9:23am Fri 27 Jun 14

baildongreen says...

izzystillbreathing wrote:
pcmanners wrote:
SurprisedByJoyce wrote:
Can't the Council do anything to help?
The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.
they could do with some darwinian selection at City Hall. The lot of them.
There should be some darwinian amongst some of our posters.
[quote][p][bold]izzystillbreathing[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SurprisedByJoyce[/bold] wrote: Can't the Council do anything to help?[/p][/quote]The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.[/p][/quote]they could do with some darwinian selection at City Hall. The lot of them.[/p][/quote]There should be some darwinian amongst some of our posters. baildongreen
  • Score: 7

10:28am Fri 27 Jun 14

kila brummy says...

I'm glad I got out when I did
I'm glad I got out when I did kila brummy
  • Score: 13

1:54pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Wanna Have says...

pcmanners wrote:
SurprisedByJoyce wrote: Can't the Council do anything to help?
The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.
Not if they are bankers though.
[quote][p][bold]pcmanners[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]SurprisedByJoyce[/bold] wrote: Can't the Council do anything to help?[/p][/quote]The state should not interfere in the market. This company is in trouble because it is not competitive. This is just darwinian selection. The weak go to the wall.[/p][/quote]Not if they are bankers though. Wanna Have
  • Score: 6

7:04pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Returned says...

My name is Andrew and I work at Global Media Production Ltd.

I appreciate the support from you fellow bloggers but I don't think that Councillor Green should get any flak for the situation we find ourselves in.

The market is indeed tough. Costs are being driven down from every manufacturer but, keeping pace with the 'market price' is proving to be impossible as, the 'market price' is determined by the unease in the 'market'and manufacturers have to reduce pricing.. Manufacturers have to create revenue to buy coal to feed the fire that bends the steel into shape, so prices are reduced as needs be.
The companies that have been mentioned above, Virgin, Morrisons. Provident etc etc, have the same issues as, they are in a more fickle market that is lead by the consumer that is us.

We all want the best deal from our broadband provider, we all want the freshest but reasonably price vegetables, we want the lowest insurance rates but demand premium coverage, we are the deciding factor in any manufacturing ' market'.

The companies mentioned all but reasonably amounts of printing. We have tried to open up with these companies in regard to being a local supplier to them.

They understand the value of working and supporting the local market but, print is not their 'core' business. Delivering to the consumer/us, our requirements is. Print is a way of recruiting our custom and communicating with us, the consumer.
To keep their operating levels at base level, they outsource the print management to independent companies and reduce internal headcounts in marketing.

These independents full time role is to find the best price for the printing whilst delivering a quality service.

These
independents place work in Europe in many cases, not just Germany and the 'usual' sources but Lithuania and the very east of Europe.
This is common throughout the Uk in the retail sector, not just Bradford :)
The question I would like to ask is, as far as support grants are concerned, Leeds gets more support from the government than Bradford as it is identified as being a 'deprived' area.

We as a business get nothing from Bradford as Bradford, is not deemed to be ' deprived'.
We are based at the traffic lights at Laisterdyke........

The print management companies that look after the local Bradford companies, are based in Leeds enjoying subsidised smart technology centres and out sourcing to eastern European companies.
We don't stand a chance with this seemingly imbalanced approach to creating a competitive edge.

Good luck to all at Laisterdyke and I ask any local company that is looking for a print supplier, you will find an eager team at Global Media Production
My name is Andrew and I work at Global Media Production Ltd. I appreciate the support from you fellow bloggers but I don't think that Councillor Green should get any flak for the situation we find ourselves in. The market is indeed tough. Costs are being driven down from every manufacturer but, keeping pace with the 'market price' is proving to be impossible as, the 'market price' is determined by the unease in the 'market'and manufacturers have to reduce pricing.. Manufacturers have to create revenue to buy coal to feed the fire that bends the steel into shape, so prices are reduced as needs be. The companies that have been mentioned above, Virgin, Morrisons. Provident etc etc, have the same issues as, they are in a more fickle market that is lead by the consumer that is us. We all want the best deal from our broadband provider, we all want the freshest but reasonably price vegetables, we want the lowest insurance rates but demand premium coverage, we are the deciding factor in any manufacturing ' market'. The companies mentioned all but reasonably amounts of printing. We have tried to open up with these companies in regard to being a local supplier to them. They understand the value of working and supporting the local market but, print is not their 'core' business. Delivering to the consumer/us, our requirements is. Print is a way of recruiting our custom and communicating with us, the consumer. To keep their operating levels at base level, they outsource the print management to independent companies and reduce internal headcounts in marketing. These independents full time role is to find the best price for the printing whilst delivering a quality service. These independents place work in Europe in many cases, not just Germany and the 'usual' sources but Lithuania and the very east of Europe. This is common throughout the Uk in the retail sector, not just Bradford :) The question I would like to ask is, as far as support grants are concerned, Leeds gets more support from the government than Bradford as it is identified as being a 'deprived' area. We as a business get nothing from Bradford as Bradford, is not deemed to be ' deprived'. We are based at the traffic lights at Laisterdyke........ The print management companies that look after the local Bradford companies, are based in Leeds enjoying subsidised smart technology centres and out sourcing to eastern European companies. We don't stand a chance with this seemingly imbalanced approach to creating a competitive edge. Good luck to all at Laisterdyke and I ask any local company that is looking for a print supplier, you will find an eager team at Global Media Production Returned
  • Score: 14

7:07pm Fri 27 Jun 14

wirelessyetiswife says...

What a surprise...mr Dunstall AGAIN!
What a surprise...mr Dunstall AGAIN! wirelessyetiswife
  • Score: 0

7:21pm Fri 27 Jun 14

piltdownman says...

Returned wrote:
My name is Andrew and I work at Global Media Production Ltd.

I appreciate the support from you fellow bloggers but I don't think that Councillor Green should get any flak for the situation we find ourselves in.

The market is indeed tough. Costs are being driven down from every manufacturer but, keeping pace with the 'market price' is proving to be impossible as, the 'market price' is determined by the unease in the 'market'and manufacturers have to reduce pricing.. Manufacturers have to create revenue to buy coal to feed the fire that bends the steel into shape, so prices are reduced as needs be.
The companies that have been mentioned above, Virgin, Morrisons. Provident etc etc, have the same issues as, they are in a more fickle market that is lead by the consumer that is us.

We all want the best deal from our broadband provider, we all want the freshest but reasonably price vegetables, we want the lowest insurance rates but demand premium coverage, we are the deciding factor in any manufacturing ' market'.

The companies mentioned all but reasonably amounts of printing. We have tried to open up with these companies in regard to being a local supplier to them.

They understand the value of working and supporting the local market but, print is not their 'core' business. Delivering to the consumer/us, our requirements is. Print is a way of recruiting our custom and communicating with us, the consumer.
To keep their operating levels at base level, they outsource the print management to independent companies and reduce internal headcounts in marketing.

These independents full time role is to find the best price for the printing whilst delivering a quality service.

These
independents place work in Europe in many cases, not just Germany and the 'usual' sources but Lithuania and the very east of Europe.
This is common throughout the Uk in the retail sector, not just Bradford :)
The question I would like to ask is, as far as support grants are concerned, Leeds gets more support from the government than Bradford as it is identified as being a 'deprived' area.

We as a business get nothing from Bradford as Bradford, is not deemed to be ' deprived'.
We are based at the traffic lights at Laisterdyke........

The print management companies that look after the local Bradford companies, are based in Leeds enjoying subsidised smart technology centres and out sourcing to eastern European companies.
We don't stand a chance with this seemingly imbalanced approach to creating a competitive edge.

Good luck to all at Laisterdyke and I ask any local company that is looking for a print supplier, you will find an eager team at Global Media Production
I understand exactly what you are talking about.

One of the many reasons flak is directed at Cllr Green is his inability to get Bradford on the same footing as many other cities, many of which, on an objective basis, are doing a lot better than Bradford.

Actually just about everywhere is doing better than Bradford, You name a league table and we're somewhere near the bottom. We therefore think that Cllr. Green should be able to take his begging bowl to Westminster and Brussels plead poverty and get us some meaningful industrial help. Lets face it, £50 M quids worth of lottery funds for backward kids doesn't do much on the shop floor.
[quote][p][bold]Returned[/bold] wrote: My name is Andrew and I work at Global Media Production Ltd. I appreciate the support from you fellow bloggers but I don't think that Councillor Green should get any flak for the situation we find ourselves in. The market is indeed tough. Costs are being driven down from every manufacturer but, keeping pace with the 'market price' is proving to be impossible as, the 'market price' is determined by the unease in the 'market'and manufacturers have to reduce pricing.. Manufacturers have to create revenue to buy coal to feed the fire that bends the steel into shape, so prices are reduced as needs be. The companies that have been mentioned above, Virgin, Morrisons. Provident etc etc, have the same issues as, they are in a more fickle market that is lead by the consumer that is us. We all want the best deal from our broadband provider, we all want the freshest but reasonably price vegetables, we want the lowest insurance rates but demand premium coverage, we are the deciding factor in any manufacturing ' market'. The companies mentioned all but reasonably amounts of printing. We have tried to open up with these companies in regard to being a local supplier to them. They understand the value of working and supporting the local market but, print is not their 'core' business. Delivering to the consumer/us, our requirements is. Print is a way of recruiting our custom and communicating with us, the consumer. To keep their operating levels at base level, they outsource the print management to independent companies and reduce internal headcounts in marketing. These independents full time role is to find the best price for the printing whilst delivering a quality service. These independents place work in Europe in many cases, not just Germany and the 'usual' sources but Lithuania and the very east of Europe. This is common throughout the Uk in the retail sector, not just Bradford :) The question I would like to ask is, as far as support grants are concerned, Leeds gets more support from the government than Bradford as it is identified as being a 'deprived' area. We as a business get nothing from Bradford as Bradford, is not deemed to be ' deprived'. We are based at the traffic lights at Laisterdyke........ The print management companies that look after the local Bradford companies, are based in Leeds enjoying subsidised smart technology centres and out sourcing to eastern European companies. We don't stand a chance with this seemingly imbalanced approach to creating a competitive edge. Good luck to all at Laisterdyke and I ask any local company that is looking for a print supplier, you will find an eager team at Global Media Production[/p][/quote]I understand exactly what you are talking about. One of the many reasons flak is directed at Cllr Green is his inability to get Bradford on the same footing as many other cities, many of which, on an objective basis, are doing a lot better than Bradford. Actually just about everywhere is doing better than Bradford, You name a league table and we're somewhere near the bottom. We therefore think that Cllr. Green should be able to take his begging bowl to Westminster and Brussels plead poverty and get us some meaningful industrial help. Lets face it, £50 M quids worth of lottery funds for backward kids doesn't do much on the shop floor. piltdownman
  • Score: 14

3:34am Sat 28 Jun 14

khalidmalikbadass says...

Is the company for sale? If so whats the last price?
Is the company for sale? If so whats the last price? khalidmalikbadass
  • Score: -1

4:17pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Out of site says...

khalidmalikbadass wrote:
Is the company for sale? If so whats the last price?
10,000 rupees
[quote][p][bold]khalidmalikbadass[/bold] wrote: Is the company for sale? If so whats the last price?[/p][/quote]10,000 rupees Out of site
  • Score: 0

1:40pm Tue 1 Jul 14

Returned says...

Administrators appointed today. Very sad for all concerned
Administrators appointed today. Very sad for all concerned Returned
  • Score: 0
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