400 workers at manufacturing company made redundant

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Almost 400 workers have been made redundant at a manufacturing company based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire.

Door manufacturers Leaderflush Shapland, which has sites in Mansfield and Langley Mill, will not reopen for business following the Christmas shutdown.

The firm notified 394 of its 426 employees of redundancy after they went into administration in December.

The remaining 32 employees are keeping their jobs to help with the winding down of the company.

Leaderflush Shapland’s parent company, Laidlaw Interiors Group, went into administration on December 18.

Fifteen employees at the group’s head office, based at Langley Mill, have also been effected, with ten being notified and five being retained.

Buyers were found for four other divisions in the Laidlaw Group, but no buyer was found for Leaderflush Shapland.

The group employed 969 staff and 390 jobs were saved in December after the four divisions were bought by London-based Valtegra.