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Hoseasons jobs threat in Lowestoft

PUBLISHED: 13:22 31 March 2010 | UPDATED: 09:17 02 July 2010

The new owners of Hoseasons have confirmed up to 40 jobs are at risk as the Lowestoft tourism company is integrated into the business.

The new owners of Hoseasons have confirmed up to 40 jobs are at risk as the Lowestoft tourism company is integrated into the business.

Bosses at US travel giant Wyndham Worldwide, which bought Hoseasons for £51m in February, plan to merge Hoseasons with Holiday Cottages Group (HCG), the country's biggest holiday cottage company, which it also owns.

The move will result in up to 40 redundancies nationally as the owners look to cut duplication in the two businesses, but only a small number of those are expected to be in Lowestoft, officials said, expected to be 10 or fewer.

The Hoseasons posts which are under threat are in marketing, mailroom and warehouse duties and in the cottages part of the business, management of which will be transferred to HCG's base in Earby, Lancashire.

But the lodges, parks, apartments and boats operations of the merged business will be run from Lowestoft when the changes take place later in the year.

In addition to the 40 jobs at risk, three former Hoseasons directors have also been made redundant, and former chief executive Richard Carrick's position has also been axed but he has been kept on in a consultancy role.

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