13 February 2013 - 10:40am | posted by | 1 comment

Bezier puts print division into administration with job losses set to be announced in due course

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A number of staff at Bezier are set to be made redundant as the UK based point-of-sale marketing services business has decided to focus on its global brands division and put the print division, headquartered in Wakefield, into administration.

The Drum understands that Deloitte has been appointed as administrator, with Matthew Smith from the firm leading the decision making process and the exact number of staff redundancies to be announced in due course.

Commenting on the announcement, James Buckley, Bezier CEO, said: “In making this decision we had to take a view of what was best for the whole company and we think our global brands division and its client's will benefit from having the full focus of management’s time and the company’s resources to support it going forward.”

The decision follows a strategic review by the Board of Bezier after the print business was hit by clients pulling back on print budgets during the recession, the global brands division will be unaffected by the change. The closure comes almost five years after Bezier decided to close Leeds-based advertising agency Poulters after 40 years.

Buckley added: “It has been a tough trading climate for print manufacturing businesses but there are some real opportunities for Bezier's brand division. Our aim is for Bezier to be leading the industry and at the forefront of creative brand marketing.

“This decision was not made lightly and we are extremely grateful to all our colleagues in print for their dedication.”

Bezier explained that where possible client accounts and the staff who worked on them to new suppliers.

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13 Feb 2013 - 20:52
tabst10642's picture

Maybe if they were "extremely grateful" to their staff, they might consider the following:

- Giving more than 2 days notice before kicking them out of work.

- PAYING THEM for the work they've already done this month, let alone paying a month's notice.

- Having the decency to tell them yourself, that they're unemployed with no redundancy pay and no remaining salary.

- Not forcing them to go into work KNOWING THEY WON'T GET PAID, under threat of taking away the faint possibility of getting THE MONEY THEY ARE FULLY ENTITLED TO.

Mr. Buckley, I hope one day you get treated exactly how you've treated the people who've propped you up for years.

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