BTR, the engineering group which has announced merger plans with
fellow engineering firm Siebe, was this week unable to confirm whether
PR jobs would be lost.
However, with both BTR and Siebe headquartered in the UK and both
employing PR chiefs, the merger, due to be approved by shareholders next
year, will produce some duplication in the communications
Five thousand jobs are expected to be at risk worldwide. One thousand
jobs are expected to be scrapped in the UK.
BTR corporate communications director Peter Gavan was unable to confirm
whether his four-member team would be affected. He said: ’As is usual
when you have a merger there will be job cuts, not just in one area. I
won’t speculate as to where the jobs will be lost because that would be
premature in the extreme.’