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B&Q store management restructure saw c.180 redundancies last month

It is understood that around 180 B&Q store staff were made redundant in July, following a store management restructure.

Stock manager and service manager roles across the B&Q store network were made redundant and a new role – Deputy Manager – was created.

A Mumsnet forum user posted about the upcoming changes on June 24th, stating: “Company restructure means Stock Manager and Service Manager positions in all stores are being made redundant. Some existing managers will be offered a new Deputy Manager role. Consultation process has begun with redundancies mid July.”

In a statement made to Retail Week, B&Q said the retailer has created the new structure to “meet a number of business needs”. These include “having the best management structure in place to deliver the best service for our customers, and reducing the gap between management and the customer”.

Source : Insight Retail Group

30 August 2013
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