Sure is conducting a restructuring process which will put a maximum of six roles at risk of redundancy in Guernsey.

Ian Kelly, Group CEO, made the announcement to all staff across the group.

“We have had to react to the economic impact of COVID-19 on our business and take the difficult decision to put 11 employees’ (which is just over 3% of our workforce) roles at risk across the group, six of which are in Guernsey. This is a step we have not taken lightly, and we are closely supporting these colleagues through this process.

“As a result of COVID-19 our revenues have been significantly reduced and we have made operational changes to consider and implement a number of ways of reducing our expenses.

“Sure remains committed to Guernsey and this restructure will prepare us well for the expected challenges over the coming 12-18 months. Based on our current position, no further job losses are expected in 2020.

“I’d personally like to thank all of our employees who have worked so hard to keep the islands, and our communities, connected during the pandemic.” 

Sure’s restructure is a result of the impact that the coronavirus pandemic has had on Sure’s business and the local telecoms company is following clear legal and human resources protocols to ensure all those affected have the support that they need.

Sure operates across seven territories and is headquartered in Guernsey, where it employs more than 180 people.