Job losses at drinks firm's Welwyn Garden City HQ
A SPECIALIST drinks retailer based in WGC is set to slash a quarter of its workforce. Of the 340 people who work at First Quench Retailing s HQ in Bessemer Road, a total of 78 are facing redundancy. A spokeswoman for the company, which owns Threshers, Win
A SPECIALIST drinks retailer based in WGC is set to slash a quarter of its workforce.
Of the 340 people who work at First Quench Retailing's HQ in Bessemer Road, a total of 78 are facing redundancy.
A spokeswoman for the company, which owns Threshers, Wine Rack and The Local, said the group was "entering a consultation process" with its head office staff.
She added: "This process may lead to around 60 head office and 18 field management [regional or district managers] positions being made redundant.
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"Like other retailers, FQR is operating in an exceptionally challenging economic climate with a consumer downturn and looking to re-shape the business for the future.
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