After seventy three years, Clement Clarke close their offices in Harlow with reported loss of over sixty jobs

Business / Wed 31st May 2023 at 10:15am

ON Friday afternoon, Clement Clarke closed its offices off Edinburgh Way in Harlow.

YH understands that over 60 jobs have been lost.

They not only closed its doors but also closed a chapter on over seventy years of history in Harlow.

They moved to Harlow in 1951.

We had been contacted by a number of employees who told us of their plight.

We have made several attempts to contact Clement Clarke in order to get their side of the story but they have not replied to any of our questions.

We understand that they have been bought by a Wales-based company called Flexicare.

Next door to Clement Clarke on Edinburgh Way, is, or was, Haag Streit.

They have, we understand, closed their office and are re-locating to Bishops Stortford.

We also contacted them but did not reply to our questions.

The bottom line is that Harlow residents have lost their jobs and a company with a long long history in Harlow has not a word to say to us about it.

We would say that is a pretty sad day.

In 2017, Clement Clarke celebrated its centenary. We wonder what Clement William Clarke, (1883-1946), would have made of it all.


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18 Comments for After seventy three years, Clement Clarke close their offices in Harlow with reported loss of over sixty jobs:

2023-05-31 12:53:07

CCI in present years has been run by poor directors who have all kept there jobs . And it is the hard working work force that has paid the price for there failings. All the work now going to china and sri lanka what a disgrace no wonder thay won't comment

Adam Taylor
2023-05-31 14:51:14

Terrible to lose companies not surprising in Robert Halfons UK though they have just increased corporation tax 30% and destroyed RnD innovation at the same time. My heart goes out to those who lost their roles hopefully they will find another role soon

Alan Hall
2023-05-31 19:10:08

Such a shame. My dad worked in their previous building in Edinburgh Way for May years (when it was Airmed - before it became CCI). He was always very happy there and enjoyed all the people he worked with. Yes - a very sad day.

David Forman
2023-05-31 20:24:25

Permanent employees are entitled to redundancy notice and redundancy pay. If none of this has happened you can take CCI to an Employment Tribunal. If you are member of a trade union, they will deal with for you. If not, check out Gov.Uk on redundancy rights: https://www.gov.uk/redundancy-your-rights

David Day
2023-05-31 21:10:17

Very typical of the level of management we have in the country today !

Alan Clark
2023-06-01 09:43:35

Sad story.worked there back in 1968 to 1975 .was an apprentice.Was called Armed then .played football for them.great memories.

Alexandria Matthews
2023-06-01 11:29:09

Why did you contact them your harlow? It's none off your business that they closed.. Stop trying to beg for questions when your import isn't needed or wanted.

Arthur Wilson
2023-06-01 12:12:10

I work for this company and we don’t appreciate you trying to contact us your Harlow.. We dear with inside questions only not a paper that spreads fake gossip and information.. DO NOT get involved in other people / company’s business.

Adam Taylor
2023-06-01 14:38:57

Alexandria / Arthur why would your Harlow not reach out? 60 people is a significant local employer and it shows the economic status of the town, normally companies making lay offs of this magnitude will make press statements and explain why as they understand questions will be asked. It is important to know was it due to business failing, consolidation or just naturally run its course.

John M
2023-06-01 14:42:28

Your Harlow has every right to ask questions as this Company has a long history with Harlow and it's people and there will be interest in the town at it's sad demise ( CCI not Haag ). Having worked there pre-covid it became clear to me that due to a number of reasons CCI was not performing well so I was not that surprised to hear the news. Feel sorry for the people who have lost their jobs and wish them well for the future.

Luke Burton
2023-06-01 16:26:13

There is nothing wrong with YourHarlow asking questions. If you don't like it, then don't answer them and move on.

You What
2023-06-01 17:40:13

Loving all the names, but don't recall the names being my work colleague's so hope you like mine too! Well I've always been a YH follower, now I feel fooled for what I've read in the past. Like most tabloids, I guess YH only reports what they think the majority want to hear! Having worked through the process it's tough for all whatever the level. Like most businesses it's the profit that counts, how can any company survive with the cost of everything going up and up. Adam Taylor, you said the magnitude of lay offs would make press statements. Maybe I missed the likes of wollies, toys r us and BHS making a statement as to why they went into administration. The only part YH got spot on is that it was a pretty sad day. Good luck to all those who were made redundant, will miss working with you and hope you find a job soon.

Jo Carrington
2023-06-02 08:57:55

Well said Adam Taylor. What the Heck Arthur and Alexandria ! It is local news about 60 people losing their jobs

Janet Priest
2023-06-19 10:33:03

Very sad to hear about the closure of CCI/Haag Streit in Harlow. I worked there for 25 years in total from 1987, and agree that the management attitude changed during my later years there! I feel very sad for the people who have lost there jobs, and hope they find new employment quickly. Another part of Harlow’s history gone!!

2023-06-24 13:23:05

EGREGIOUS use of grammar and clearly written by a clueless dullard.

Dave Graham
2023-07-24 18:10:57


Dave Marshall
2023-11-11 17:49:15

I worked at CCI in the offices for a number of years and really sorry to hear my former colleagues have had to look for new work. Good memories of the staff.. The management was always bickering amongst themselves at the time I worked for them so decided to move on.

R Blew
2024-01-27 20:59:58

Directors hadn't a clue apart from one (d. J ..haag striet...)... was run by HR... to ward's the end and was engineered in such a way to suit them selves and there future.... would like to go on but like most of us who lost there job ...gets very painful....

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