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West Midland Safari Park confirm 25 jobs to go

By Richard Guttridge | Bewdley | News | Published: | Last Updated:

West Midland Safari Park has axed 25 jobs, bosses have confirmed.

West Midland Safari Park

The workers have been made redundant following a review of operations at the Bewdley attraction.

A total of 72 staff in management, commercial and service support roles went through a consultation process, with the safari park confirming 25 roles had gone.

Darren Chorley, managing director of West Midland Safari Park, said: “We said in March how our recent review of the park’s operations meant that over 70 of our staff would be taken through a redundancy consultation.

“The consultation is now over and it has been a hugely difficult and unsettling time for everyone.

"Through the process 20 permanent jobs and five seasonal roles are to be made redundant, however we have been able to limit the original number proposed through offering a number staff alternative roles across the park.

“We continue to be one of the region’s most popular attractions and these cuts have been necessary to ensure the park is here to enjoy for many years to come.

"The experience visitors get when they come to the park will not be compromised.”

West Midland Safari Park was taken over by French leisure provider the Looping Group in December.

The former directors from former owners Safariworld Holidays left on December 20 when new director Laurent Bruloy, chief executive of Looping took over.

Richard Guttridge

By Richard Guttridge
Investigations Editor - @RichG_star

Investigations Editor for the Express & Star.

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