Changes to WATS Support Office
The challenging trading conditions under COVID-19 and the increase in overheads have had a significant impact on our outlets. At the same time, a marked increase in our central operating costs has seen overall profitability reduced over the last few years.
We are also forecasting a reduction in financial community support which will again impact our businesses and communities further.
It is for this reason we have made the difficult decision to disestablish eight roles in the WATS support office as a way of improving efficiencies and to reduce costs.
The Trusts employs 326 staff throughout our stores and hospitality venues and it was prudent to safeguard the employment future of these staff by taking these necessary measures.
The Trusts’ senior management team will be working proactively with all affected team members.
Allan Pollard CEO The Trusts