Last UK-produced cigarettes made in Nottingham – BBC News

Image caption At its height, the website can producing 52 billion cigarettes a year

Chris Needham, local organiser for the GMB trade union, stated at its height, the company used 7,000 personnel and made 52 billion cigarettes each year.

Image caption Imperial Tobacco stated about 70 personnel would stay for approximately 18 months as part of the company’s “decommissioning procedure”

“We’re speaking about generations that have actually been making in Nottingham because 1860,” he stated.

“The Horizon factory has actually belonged to Imperial Tobacco, around the world, producing earnings in the billions.”

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Image caption The company wased established by John Player, who was signed up as a tobacconist in 1871