Posted 31st Jan 2018

B&Q to potentially cut up to 200 head office jobs

31st January 2018 - 16:10pm
Kitchens and Bathrooms

Kingfisher-owned DIY chain B&Q has said that it is reducing the size of its head office due to a “new organisational structure” that affects around 200 jobs, 130 of which are based at B&Q House.

According to the company, Kingfisher “has created a number of new roles in the same office in Chandler's Ford over the last two years”. It added that it is trying to “redeploy” people where it can.

The new “organisational structure” at the head office will reduce B&Q headquarters’ size as well as “improve efficiency and simplify ways of working”.

“We recognise this is a difficult time for our colleagues and are supporting them in a number of ways,” said HR director Helen Feltham.

“The new structure will improve efficiency, simplify ways of working, and reflect recent changes in the market and the number of B&Q stores. We want to be the leading home improvement company and make home improvement accessible to everyone. That means delivering great quality at prices that are truly affordable. To do that, we must operate differently.”

She added: “We are continuing to collectively consult with our employee’s representative body – the National People’s Forum – and are now consulting with our impacted colleagues.”


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