Several members of staff have been axed after a glass processing business founded before the Second World War collapsed in Birmingham. Administrators of Birmingham firm NJ Bradford have made all 35 members of staff redundant and ceased trading after being called in earlier this month. They said the company, which had been processing glass since 1937 struggled with diminishing orders and tightened margins. The administrators confirmed that unfortunately jobs at the business could not be saved.
One of the administrators stated “NJ Bradford has been a well established business in the Midlands for nearly 80 years, however recently they have suffered from tightening margins and strong competition causing less orders and as a result all 35 people had to be made redundant as the business can no longer trade”. The company offered services such as rectangular and profile cutting, drilling, edge finishing, sandblasting and toughening of glass.