News : Up to 200 Jobs at Risk at Eldon Insurance Services
Bristol, England, June 3, 2015 -- Up to 200 jobs could be at risk at an insurance company with centres in Bristol and Newcastle.
Eldon Insurance Services, founded by entrepreneur Arron Banks, is "entering into a period of consultation" about restructuring part of the business.
Staff at Bristol's Go Skippy insurance offices were sent home on Monday while the consultation period got under way.
The firm has not confirmed reports that it is diverting work to South Africa for a trial period.
Staff told the Bristol Post they had been told on Monday to leave the offices while the firm trialled moving call centre work to South Africa, and they had not been told if they would be coming back. They have been sent home on full pay.
Eldon Insurance Services, which has offices in Bristol and Newcastle, carries out claims and administration for car insurance firm Go Skippy.
In a statement, the company confirmed it was "entering into a period of consultation with up to 200 members of staff across the business".
It read: "Following three years of intense and rapid growth, Eldon is undertaking the consultation period with selected staff as part of a strategic initiative to restructure an element of its business model.
"Consultation has commenced with employee representatives and is continuing and so, it is not appropriate to comment further now."
The company said that it aimed to "assess the strongest areas of success and set in place solid foundations for future growth and profitability across its centres in Newcastle and Bristol".
Posted by Veronica Silva Cusi, news correspondent
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About Eldon Insurance Services:
Eldon Insurance Services handles Insurance Claims Handling, Motor Claims Fraud, Catastrophic Motor Claims Handling, First Notification of Loss, Third Party Motor Claims Handling, Personal Injury Claims Handling.
About Go Skippy:
GoSkippy Insurance is a an independent insurance broker that brings insurance for cars, vans and 3rd party.
Published: Thursday, June 4, 2015