Breedon Group announces job losses


Breedon Group has announced plans to let go some of its workforce in Ireland. 

Credit: Breedon Group.

The construction materials giant confirmed it is currently in consultation with staff within Breedon Ireland after announcing “a number” of redundancies. 

Breedon is understood to employ between 3,500 and 3,700 people across the UK and Ireland, according to data on its own website. 

The company did not confirm how many of its employees in Ireland faced redundancy when asked.  

“We can confirm that we have announced a number of redundancies within Breedon Ireland, and we’re currently in consultation with those individuals. No further comment will be provided during this consultation process,” a spokesperson for Breedon Group said. 

Although it comes just before Christmas, the redundancies may have been in consideration “for months”, according to the Belfast Telegraph, which also reported quarry workers’ jobs in Northern Ireland could also be at risk. 

Breedon Group is understood to manage a portfolio of 100 quarries, 50 asphalt plants, 170 ready-mixed concrete plants, and two cement plants, and is one of the leading construction materials suppliers in Great Britain and Ireland.  

In a November trading update, group revenue for the ten months to 31 October 2023 increased by 8 per cent when compared to the same period in 2022. 

“In Ireland, market dynamics were unchanged with tendering in the Republic of Ireland underpinned by long-term structural growth drivers and healthy budgets while the pipeline in Northern Ireland was impacted by the ongoing lack of a governing assembly,” it wrote at the time.  

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