Avis Europe marketing teams face redundancy

Avis’ UK and European marketing teams are facing redundancies after the car hire giant announced it is axing 130 jobs to cut costs.

Fifty jobs will go at the UK headquarters in Hayes, while 80 jobs are at risk at Avis Europe, based in Bracknell. The cuts will generate savings of â¬7m (&£4.8m) this year, â¬25m (&£17m) in 2007 and â¬30m (&£20.5m) a year thereafter.

It is not clear whether the marketing departments will be affected but a spokesman says the cuts will be across the business. It is thought Avis employs 30 marketers across the two divisions.

Avis UK’s sales and marketing director Penny Stoolman left last year after her role was axed in a management restructure (MW January 5).

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