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Claim of redundancies planned at Flamingo group in Spalding

Rumours have emerged that a leading flower and plant nursery in South Holland could be making a number of its workers redundant.

It is claimed that Flamingo Flowers, which has sites in Rangell Gate and Stonegate, Weston, has begun talks with staff about possible job losses at the firm.

Flamingo Flowers, part of Flamingo Horticulture Ltd which has its UK headquarters in Stevenage, Hertfordshire, also owns Butters Factory Shop, in Kellett Gate, Spalding.

Flamingo Horticulture Group has revealed plans to make a wave of redundancies. (35449191)
Flamingo Horticulture Group has revealed plans to make a wave of redundancies. (35449191)

According to a source, Flamingo is consulting with an estimated 100 employees about a plan to reduce their number by 50 per cent.

It is not yet know which of the sites are likely to be affected by the possible job cuts, but it is unconnected to the current coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement, Flamingo's human resources director Zeri James said: "Flamingo Flowers and Plants have entered into a period of consultation with some specific functional areas in the business.

"This decision was made following a review of the operating model of the business, in line with the new wider business strategy which commenced in late in 2019.

"It is not related to any temporary impact of Covid19 on current trading.

"We realise this can be a difficult period for those of our colleagues impacted by these proposed changes, but we believe they are in the long-term interests of both our flower and plant businesses.

"We cannot comment further due to the ongoing consultation process."

Do you work at Flamingo Flowers in Spalding and Weston?If so, are you one of those whose job may be at risk?

Email winston.brown@iliffepublishing.co.uk

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