AHG Staff Braced for Redundancies

By Alan Lodge

- Last updated on GMT

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A major management reshuffle at the Alternative Hotel Group is going to lead to a number of redundancies, according to a leaked internal memo.

A MAJOR management restructure at the Alternative Hotel Group (AHG) is going to lead to a number of redundancies, according to a leaked internal memo.

The company is planning to close the De Vere Group`s head office in Daresbury, Warrington in July after a full review of the company structure.

The memo, leaked to Caterersearch, says that De Vere`s finance teams are set to be relocated to the AHG offices in London, while central reservations (CRS) for De Vere Deluxe and Collection will be moved to the firm`s Slaley Hall premises in Northumberland.

Payroll is going to be moves alongside the Village brand to new offices in Warrington and IT teams will be more field-based, working alongside the individual brands.

The Village Hotel Warrington and the De Vere Venue Daresbury Park will not be affected by the restructure, according to the company.

AHG took over De Vere 18 months ago.

Richard Balfour-Lynn, partner at AHG said in a message to staff: “It is inevitable that there will be a number of redundancies as a result of this decision, although the full implications will be discussed during the consultation process which will begin with immediate effect.

“Whilst I recognise that this news will be very disheartening for those employees affected, this decision is in no way a reflection of the commitment and performance of any employees at Daresbury, which has always been both dedicated and professional over a very long period.”

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