14 roles created in Milton Keynes as consolidator centralises finance team

Stuart Reid Bluefin

Bluefin is closing the finance functions at 17 of its former Smart and Cook offices as chief executive Stuart Reid implements an ongoing review of operational efficiencies.

The closures put 31 jobs are at risk of redundancy, while creating 14 new jobs in Milton Keynes, where a new centralised finance department will be based. None of Bluefin’s regional branches will be closed in consequence.

Bluefin’s chief financial officer, Robert Organ, said: “We are reviewing the finance function with a view to improving efficiency, general management control, account reconciliation and customer service.

“The process will commence on 10 November and is expected to be completed by the middle of December, subject to allowing sufficient time for proper staff consultation and a smooth transition to the new system.”

Last month Bluefin chief executive Stuart Reid discussed his ambitions for the business in navigating its way through a difficult trading environment.