Bury St Edmunds pub giant consults on redundancies

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A Bury St Edmunds-based pub retailer and brewer is considering possible redundancies.

Following its acquisition of Spirit Pub Company in June, Greene King has been looking at ways to integrate the two businesses.

It is currently consulting with staff on a proposal to retain the Spirit office in Burton Upon Trent as well as the Greene King office in Bury.

This will involve some movement of staff between the two offices and could result in redundancies at either location.

Greene King says the number of redundancies will only be known once its proposal has been finalised, but it is working to keep them ‘to a minimum’.

A spokesman said: “We are working to keep redundancies to a minimum.

“We are proposing to keep both offices, with Bury remaining the company’s headquarters, and we believe these proposals will lead to a more successful company which is good news for Bury.”

Greene King’s £774 million acquisition of Spirit was the highest profile deal in the pub sector since 2005.