EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Concept Life Sciences

Concept Life Sciences

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): Manchester, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Braintree and East Kilbride


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
72.11 - Research and experimental development on biotechnology

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 02-10-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 280
Planned Job Reductions max: 280
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 30-09-2019
Direct Dismissals: 280

Additional Information

Concept Life Sciences, which provides research and development for clients in several scientific sectors, has reportedly closed four of its UK sites causing 280 sudden job losses. The reduction occurs in Manchester, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Braintree and East Kilbride. A consultation process is understood to have been started in June 2019, though the decision to close the sites is reportedly a surprise to the workers. The business changed ownership 18 months ago and is now owned by Spectris. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange and it has headquarters in London.