‘NO Job Losses’ As Company Shuts Office In Favour Of Home Working

14 January, 2022 | Business, Local

CUSTOMER service company Webhelp say no jobs are under threat following its decision to quit its Greenock base.

The global firm has had a contact centre beside the A8 at Cartsburn for more than 20 years but is vacating the Holt Court premises at the end of February.

The company released a statement saying: “We can confirm that as part of optimising our estate plans, we entered into discussion with our Greenock landlord about exercising our right to a lease break.

“As a result, and following consultation, we have enabled our people to remain working from home where the majority have been based since the start of the pandemic in March 2020 with no loss to jobs.

“Our priority as always is to protect our people, and we remain dedicated to our people and the community in Greenock.”

The building extends to 10,762 sq ft across three floors and is owned by Arranglen, the property arm of local businessmen Sandy and James Easdale.

The brothers released a statement saying: “Naturally we are disappointed to learn that Webhelp will not be renewing its lease at Holt Court and will come as a further economic blow to Greenock.

“The move by businesses to flexible and home-working models is going to mean more properties like Holt Court sitting available, with supply far outstripping demand.”

The property is being marketed by Inverclyde commercial property agents Bowman Rebecchi.

Andrew Bowman, director at Bowman Rebecchi, said: “While this news comes as a blow to the area, we are delighted to support our client with the search for new occupants.

“The Inverclyde office sub-market has been fairly static throughout the pandemic, but we still see a demand for smaller offices for growing companies.

“Depending on the interest received, subdivision could be a potential route here, similar to what we have done with the adjacent Victory Court.

“We welcome any interested parties to contact Bowman Rebecchi and look forward to marketing the site in the coming weeks.”

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