Final offer made for takeover of Remploy’s city factory base

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Sheffield’s Remploy factory is set to be saved after offers were made for the company’s furniture business.

The Government is ending Remploy’s subsidy saying the money would be better spent funding support for disabled people with mainstream employers.

All aspects of the business - including the furniture operation which takes place at Brightside Lane, Sheffield - have been put up for sale.

In a statement, Remploy said: “In March, Remploy confirmed that a viable bid or bids had been received for its furniture and CCTV businesses, and its sale agent KPMG was continuing discussions with bidders for these businesses. Best and final offers have been received for both, and preferred bidders have now been identified.”

Trade unions fear jobs could be lost even if factories are bought.