Somerset

Printers Butler Tanner and Dennis in administration

Butler Tanner and Dennis sign
The company employs about 100 people

A printing and book binding company in Somerset is to go into administration, it has been announced.

A Butler Tanner and Dennis Ltd spokesman said "uncertainties, trading losses and prevailing market conditions" had led to the move.

The firm employs about 100 people at the site in Frome but it is unclear how may jobs will be lost.

The company's maps division, which is on the same site, will be unaffected, the spokesman added.

Chief executive Gerald White said management had spent months considering the future of the business but had been "left with no option".

Administrators will take control from 23 May.

The firm was saved from closure in 2008 when it was bought out by publisher Felix Dennis for £500,000.

Peter Wheelhouse, of Frome Town Council, said: "We just hope that something can be done in the coming weeks to actually minimise the impact on staff, their families and the community at large."

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