Up to 15 jobs at risk as Neilson announces restructure

Up to 15 jobs at risk as Neilson announces restructure

Up to 15 jobs are at risk of redundancy at activity holidays operator Neilson.

The company said it is partly due to the reduced demand for holidays to Turkey, which earlier this year saw Neilson close two of its four Beachclubs, and also as a result of the transition to an independent business, following its buy-out from Thomas Cook in 2013.

The roles affected are based across various teams at its head office in Brighton which employs just over 100 staff.

Changes to its management team have also been announced.

Chief executive, Richard Bowden-Doyle, is moving back to his original role of executive chairman and chief finance officer David Taylor will become managing director.

The business will look to appoint a new finance director.

Pete Tyler, development director, has decided to step down from his full-time role in the business. Tyler, who has been with the operator for more than 20 years, will oversee the launch of new properties for summer 2017 before moving to a non-executive position.

Bowden-Doyle said: “With the complex process of establishing Neilson as an independent company now complete, we are organising ourselves for the next stage of our development.

“David and I have worked very closely together since we joined Neilson, so I’m confident that he will do a great job in his new role and I wish him every success.

“I also want to pay particular tribute to Pete Tyler, who has decided that this is the right time for him to step back and move to a non-executive role. Pete has been an integral part of the Neilson story, through thick and thin, over many years and as the managing director of Neilson under Thomas Cook’s ownership, he played a key part in the management buy-out.

“Although he will be relinquishing his executive responsibilities, Pete will, as you would expect, stay connected to the brand as an investor and shareholder in the company.”


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