Greene King takes axe to Morland staff

Greene King, the regional brewer and pub group, is to axe up to eight marketing jobs following its &£182m takeover of rival Morland.

Morland’s ten-strong marketing department will be closed in the shake-up and an as yet undisclosed number of jobs will be transferred to Greene King’s head office in Bury-St-Edmonds.

Marketing for the enlarged group will be handled from the Greene King office, where two new posts are being created, for a brand manager and promotions manager.

Adam Collett will remain Greene King’s director of marketing, with responsibility for a combined portfolio of brands.

Morland marketing director Alison Campbell has indicated she will be leaving the company when her department closes early next year.

Collett says: “We have created two new marketing posts. We are reviewing people within Morland to see if there is anyone who wants to come and join the new Greene King.

“Some will be offered posts, others will be leaving anyway. Others will be made redundant but it is too early to say how many.”

He says the two jobs may be advertised externally if no suitable candidates can be found.

Collett and his team are also reviewing Greene King’s newly-expanded portfolio of brands.

Morland brands Ruddles and Old Speckled Hen and Greene King lines IPA and Abbott Ale will survive.

Other brands, such as Wexford, Ruddles Best, Hen’s Tooth and Strong Suffolk Ale could face the axe.

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