Potentially only the supervisor. We currently have 2 internal sales people and 2 envoys and the supervisor.
1 internal has been offered another job already and the other could look after the accounts from the Newcastle site.
1 Envoy leaves at the end of this month as he has another job and it is hoped the internal sales person will look to take on some of the envoy role also.
Just leaving the supervisor which like I said we already have one at the Newcastle branch and with the minimal amount of work that is coming through currently it doesn't make sense to ask her to work out of the Newcastle branch as the current activity could be swept up by the Newcastle branch.
No they have always been two separate branches within the region as there is a third branch in Sheffield. Both Newcastle and Sheffield business doing well and the lease on the premises all have a long period remaining.
We have spoken to the branch staff regarding the closure of the branch. Ideally we would like to retain the staff until late November/Dec however Middlesbrough have today announced that SSI in Redcar has closed will 1700 employees losing their jobs.
I was asked today by a member of our Middlesbrough branch that if they found employment before December would they still receive their Redundancy and Notice. Obviously under normal circumstances if they found a job then they would lose their rights to redundancy pay however we don't wish for this to happen can we negotiate a leave date if required. One member of staff has stated that she doesn't wish to work her notice and would rather go sooner rather than later but expects her Redundancy and Stat. Notice payment as she has been with us for 20+ year if staff don't want to work their notice period can we just pay them and let them go ?