'No job losses' in C&W office closure

Published: 26 May 2013 09:300 comments

PLANS to close one of the former Cable & Wireless offices in Bracknell will not lead to job losses.

The company was taken over by Vodafone last July and the deicsion to close the Worldwide House offices in Western Road have been confirmed.

It is anticpated employees currently working in the building will be transferred to either Waterside House, in Waterside Park, Bracknell, or to the company's Newbury Headquarters later this year.

Jane Frapwell, media officer for Vodafone, said: \"We are bringing together our people to work on fewer sites across the UK.

\"One of the key objectives is to strengthen our Enterprise business unit, so we are bringing together all our Vodafone Global Enterprise (VGE) people into one building on our Newbury campus.

\"These people will be coming from a variety of locations in the south east including Bracknell.

\"We hope most people will be able to continue their employment with Vodafone and it is not anticipated that these moves will create significant changes to overall employee numbers.

\"Bracknell remains a significant centre for Vodafone people and activity for the foreseeable future and Newbury is confirmed as the headquarters for Vodafone UK.\"

She said the company will not be making any people redundant, and it would only be the employees' choice if they did not stay with the company following the reshuffle.

She added Waterside House will be refitted and upgraded so that it matches the same standard as Vodafone's other offices in the UK.

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