Dorset based luxury motoryacht manufacturer, Sunseeker International, has shocked the local community in the Poole area by announcing that it could lose 300 jobs from its 2,000 plus workforce.
It is understood that the company is undergoing a strategic review of its current operations and any job losses are most likely to come from the managerial and administrative ranks. Sunseeker International is embarking on a consultation process with its staff.
It was only a year ago in 2013 that Dalian Wanda Group, a Chinese property developer, reportedly paid £320m for a stake or around 92% in the business.
Earlier this year the in July, Sunseeker International was rocked by the sudden departure of Managing Director, Stewart McIntyre.
About Sunseeker International
The company has grown to become a global icon and is acknowledged as one of the best manufacturers of motoryachts in the world.
With its manufacturing base in Poole on the English South Coast the Sunkeeker International range comprises motoryachts in the 40 – 155 feet range.
We will report more once the outcome of the staff consultation in known and a further statement from the company is forthcoming.