One of the UK’s largest timber distributors Timbmet is carrying out consultations with staff at its Rochdale site as it assesses the future of the operation.

One member of staff told the Rochdale Observer that he feared operations at the Newbold distribution centre, Timbmet’s depot for the north of England, could be moved to the company’s Glasgow site and staff made redundant.

Timbmet confirmed it was carrying out an ongoing review of its manufacturing and distribution sites.

A spokesperson said the company was “looking at making changes” but no decisions had yet been made.

“We can confirm that we’re in a consultation process with staff over the proposals, and they’ll be the first to know the outcome of the review as soon as it’s completed.

“Timbmet always has been and always will be committed to providing both a wide range of products and high level of service to all our customers.”

The company also has a southern distribution centre in Oxfordshire, a further centre in Ely, Cambridgeshire, covering the south-east and in Glasgow, covering Scotland.