Redundancies at 20:20 Mobile to aid growth in Europe


UK redundancies part of reshuffle of distributor’s European operations as it aims for significant growth

20:20 Mobile said a “small number” of its UK staff have taken voluntary redundancy, following the streamlining of its European business.

From August 1, 20:20 Mobile managing director for Eastern Europe business Pieter Waasdorp, will assume responsibility for the distributor’s Eastern European operations. He will report to 20:20 Mobile managing director for the UK and Central Europe, James Browning.

As part of the appointment, the running of the Eastern European operation is moved to 20:20 Mobile’s Benelux office in the Netherlands, set up last year.

Browning confirmed at the distributor’s recent premier partner event that the changes have meant a number of UK staff based in its Crewe head office “moving on”. 20:20 Mobile said it is now recruiting staff across Eastern Europe to strengthen its operations in the region, as it targets “significant” growth.

A 20:20 Mobile spokesperson said: “Unfortunately, a small number of staff in the UK have taken voluntary redundancy as part of this restructure and reallocation of resources.

“The redundancies are not widespread and will allow 20:20 Mobile to consolidate its market leading position in the UK, while maximising opportunities in key European growth markets.”