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A MUCH loved Glasgow business is calling on more government support before it is forced to lay off more than 40 staff.

Annemarie Cairney and her husband Paul have sunk £200,000 into their pizza business – which makes pizza crunch for chip shops and food for schools– yet they are looking at an uncertain future.

Annemarie told The Glasgow Times: "I need help now to stay open. When things become worse we are key workers who can help to feed the Nation. The government need to take action now. We are being offered loans, we don’t need more debt."

Family owned and ran Victor's Pizza, based in Milton, is facing closure as many wholesale customers are cancelling orders, and there is a lack of certainty around bills being paid by customers.

Annemarie added: "One of our big customers who we supply a container of doughballs each month have now made a decision to close all of their restaurants and have cancelled 13 pallets of doughballs which are manufactured and are now sitting on site in external freezers, with nowhere to go."

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Victor Pizza makes the pizza bases for some of the city's most loved delicacies and have won numerous awards for their produce, but Annemarie says they have already had to adjust the business to reflect supply and demand.

Annemarie said: "I need to let the business world know I have capacity to make 750,000 pizzas a month. I desperately need to keep manufacturing.

She added: "It's just so difficult. I honestly can’t believe how quickly this has happened and fear for small businesses in Scotland.

"We are based in one of the most socially deprived areas in Glasgow. If Victor Pizza closes 41 people will lose their jobs, it will be devastation."

Annemarie says against all the odds the staff moral is still high.

"The only thing that has remained the same is the Glasgow spirit.

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"Our staff are still singing on the cheese line. But I am so worried for the future. It is a nightmare.

"I worry for our members of staff like Janet who is 75 and only wants to come to work.

"Our business is a family. We are keeping ourselves going. I just want to spread the word we are still here, still making Pizza for anyone who needs."