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45 face move as Bounty shuts offices

PUBLISHED: 20:06 11 June 2008 | UPDATED: 10:31 12 July 2010

ONE of Diss's largest employers is closing its offices and moving staff to its headquarters at Welwyn Garden City - after 30 years in the town.

Some 45 staff face relocation as Bounty UK, the pregnancy and parenting club, prepares to move all office-based operations from

March 31 next year.

ONE of Diss's largest employers is closing its offices and moving staff to its headquarters at Welwyn Garden City - after 30 years in the town.

Some 45 staff face relocation as Bounty UK, the pregnancy and parenting club, prepares to move all office-based operations from

March 31 next year.

Managing director Ian Beswetherick said: “We are sorry to be leaving Diss after so many years of being part of the community.

“As a family-focused company, Bounty is already very experienced in offering employees innovative and flexible working practices.

“We will work extremely hard to ensure that as many staff as possible are retained and able to utilise our investment in remote working technologies. We are confident that our commitment to staff will mean that any staff losses will be kept to an absolute minimum.”

A Bounty spokesman added: “After a 30-year history of working in the Diss area and having become part of the community, the decision has been difficult, yet makes business sense, as there has been natural migration occurring in recent years, with more than half of all the 45 staff in Diss already mixing travelling to work at the two offices on a regular basis.

“Employees have been provided with almost 12 months' advance notice of the change to enable Bounty to work together with individuals to explore the possibilities of part-time hours, home working or shared home and office working.

For those whot have been already been travelling between two offices, the potential opportunities for relocation will also be considered.”

The Bounty warehouse will stay in Diss.

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