GAME drops 46 jobs from UK HQ

Tuesday, 7 February 2012 11:58 GMT By Johnny Cullen

GAME is to make 46 people redundant from its headquarters in Basinstoke, the retailer said today.

The job losses follow speculation on the company’s future in the past week. The chain is reportedly going through credit insurance problems that have affected buying stock, and the company has said it’s looking at selling its international arm.

“The proposed restructure will result in around 46 fewer roles at our central support centre in Basingstoke,” said a statement from GAME (via MCV).

“Our proposed new structure will change the way that we operate and will enable us to be significantly more efficient in our relationships with suppliers and customers. We are giving our full help and support to the colleagues who are affected by these proposed changes.”

As well as the lay-offs, GAME’s announced a new restructure for its UK team.

Tricia Brennan wil step up from her current role as commercial strategy director to become chief commercial officer. UK managing director Tom Devine becomes channel director. Brennan and Devine’s new roles are effective today.

Dave Hughes, who was recently behind the redesign of the GAME website, will leave in March.

All the best to those affected today.