Ex-Smales employee speaks out as 95 workers made redundant after losing Aldi deal

Paul Longley was one of 95 staff who lost their jobs at the company after it lost a major order with Aldi

One of the longest-serving employees at Hull fish supplier Smales has spoken about being made redundant after three decades at the firm.

Paul Longley, 50, started working at Smales when he was a teenager and has reminisced on collecting fish from Hull’s booming markets in the late 1980s.

He was also part of the original team which moved into Smales’ new Witty Street...
source: Hull Daily Mail

2019-09-19 22:05
Latest news from Hull Daily Mail
yesterday 21:59 Dashcam captures moment 'muppet's' controversial move on Cottingham Road
yesterday 21:59 Dashcam captures moment 'muppet's' controversial move on Cottingham Road
yesterday 21:59 The wait for a new park and ride in Hull could finally be coming to an end
yesterday 21:59 Hull people 'floored' by Aussie flu share symptoms of illness
yesterday 21:59 Hull people 'floored' by Aussie flu share symptoms of illness
yesterday 21:59 Luxury yacht owner describes Hull Marina as 'hovel on the Humber' in council tax row
yesterday 21:59 Luxury yacht owner describes Hull Marina as 'hovel on the Humber' in council tax row
yesterday 21:59 Hull City 1-2 Huddersfield Town highlights and reaction as Tigers' top-six hopes badly dented
yesterday 20:56 The new app helping to fight crime in Hull city centre
yesterday 20:56 The new app helping to fight crime in Hull city centre
yesterday 20:56 Hull business trialling four-day week on course for best month ever
yesterday 20:56 Hull business trialling four-day week on course for best month ever
yesterday 20:56 Overworked chef admits he 'let things go' at Hull restaurant given zero food hygiene rating
yesterday 20:56 Overworked chef admits he 'let things go' at Hull restaurant given zero food hygiene rating
yesterday 19:53 You can now save £10 on the new M&S pub grub food range
yesterday 19:53 You can now save £10 on the new M&S pub grub food range
yesterday 19:53 Preparations for a stunning light show in Hull city centre have begun
yesterday 19:53 Preparations for a stunning light show in Hull city centre have begun
yesterday 19:53 How to get £15 off your next Iceland shop without using voucher codes
yesterday 19:53 EuroMillions results live: Winning National Lottery and Thunderball numbers for Tuesday January 28
Latest news from Great Britain
today 23:53 Man United fans throw flares at home of transfers chief Ed Woodward Hooded figures were seen in social media footage chucking red flares over the gate of his home in Cheshire.
today 23:53 Smacking ban to be introduced in Wales after ministers vote
today 23:53 Judge rules baby ‘brain dead’ instructing life-support to be turned off
today 23:53 Man Utd release statement following attack on Ed Woodward's home and promise bans for life
today 23:53 Elvis Presley movie: Did King and manager Tom Parker get on? Widow speaks on HUGE role
today 23:53 Oti Mabuse: Strictly pro wows at NTAs after addressing Kelvin Fletcher 'romance' rumours
today 23:53 NASA news: Violent collision pictured which will result in universe’s most massive object
today 23:53 Game of Thrones: THIS is what the White Walkers want and WHERE they are going
today 23:53 Baby Archie latest: When will Archie see cousins George, Charlotte and Louis again?
today 23:53 Prince Andrew news: Can Prince Andrew be forced to testify in Epstein case?
today 23:53 Coronavirus: Wuhan has deadly pathogen lab linked to Chinese scientist under investigation
today 23:53 Royal crisis: Royal Family’s plan to save ‘struggling’ Meghan and Harry in Canada
today 22:50 Emiliano Sala: Cardiff call for investigation into 'wrongdoing' over fatal plane crash Emiliano Sala died on 21 January last year when the plane carrying him from Nantes to Cardiff crashed into the English Channel.
today 22:50 Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after three children found dead at home
today 22:50 Pokemon Go Battle League: PvP release update ahead of unlock
today 22:50 George Galloway brilliantly outlines why Nicola Sturgeon has LOST argument on independence
today 22:50 Kobe Bryant helicopter crash site footage released by investigators after tragic death
today 22:50 Help to Buy ISA: With the scheme ending how long do savers have to claim the 25% bonus?
today 22:50 Trump peace plan: Why a two-state solution WON’T work
today 22:50 UK snow forecast MAP: 60mph cold front to bring widespread snow to UK next week - Latest
today 22:50 Jamaica earthquake: Ground opens up in Cayman Islands - shock VIDEO
today 22:50 NASA’s 2024 Moon mission in doubt: US officials state Mars should be top priority
today 22:50 Outlander season 5: Claire Fraser storyline REPLACED in major book deviation - here’s why
today 22:50 South China Sea: US ship ‘EXPELLED’ from region after ‘flagrant’ territory violation
today 22:50 How to sleep: Avoid this food before bed to get a good night’s sleep
today 22:50 Coronavirus latest: Is the UK prepared for an outbreak in new diseases?
today 22:50 ‘Like a communist state!’ Britons FURY at demands to stop ‘laddish’ sports chat at work
today 22:50 Manchester United fans attack Ed Woodward’s house with flares in latest sickening protest
today 22:50 Coronavirus: Global pandemic inevitable - infected to hit 6 figures next week warns expert
today 22:50 Coronavirus outbreak: FOUR cases confirmed in Germany - 40 more people being tested
yesterday 21:59 Dashcam captures moment 'muppet's' controversial move on Cottingham Road
yesterday 21:59 Dashcam captures moment 'muppet's' controversial move on Cottingham Road
yesterday 21:59 The wait for a new park and ride in Hull could finally be coming to an end
yesterday 21:59 Hull people 'floored' by Aussie flu share symptoms of illness
yesterday 21:59 Hull people 'floored' by Aussie flu share symptoms of illness
yesterday 21:59 Luxury yacht owner describes Hull Marina as 'hovel on the Humber' in council tax row
yesterday 21:59 Luxury yacht owner describes Hull Marina as 'hovel on the Humber' in council tax row
yesterday 21:59 Hull City 1-2 Huddersfield Town highlights and reaction as Tigers' top-six hopes badly dented
yesterday 21:47 New Scottish MEP Heather Anderson starts role four days before Brexit "I would love to return if the chance arises," she tells Sky News, admitting "we didn't manage to the stop the Brexit bus".
yesterday 21:47 Man who 'filmed naked sleeping woman' in 2015 now facing prosecution The Crown Prosecution (CPS) will review its earlier decision of not prosecuting a man accused of filming a naked woman in 2015.
yesterday 21:47 'Britain’s most patriotic mum' opens doors to house days before Brexit
yesterday 21:47 David Walliams FEUD: The reasons behind mega bust up with Matt Lucas
yesterday 21:47 Snow forecast: Italy and Spain bracing for big freeze as heavy snow showers batter Europe
yesterday 21:47 Labour leadership hopeful Long-Bailey claims Scot independence vote ‘democratically right’
yesterday 21:47 Susanna Reid puts on busty display at NTAs as GMB co-host Piers Morgan snubs ceremony
yesterday 21:47 Google Maps: Couple caught in the middle of intimate moment on Mexico beach
yesterday 21:47 Meghan Markle and Prince Harry told to refund millions to taxpayers
yesterday 21:47 Space warning: Satellites on 50,000 km/h collision course with each other
yesterday 21:47 Iran crisis: Tehran prepares to launch satellite amid fears of missile development
yesterday 21:47 Elvis: Priscilla reveals 'PASSIONATE' bedroom sessions at FOURTEEN – 'My mother cried'
Watch the news from UK on Facebook