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Ashley Ann restructuring plan brings 'single-figure' redundancies

By Alan Hendry

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Ashley Ann's head office and manufacturing facility is located in Wick.
Ashley Ann's head office and manufacturing facility is located in Wick.

A small number of job losses have been announced as part of a restructuring plan at Caithness firm Ashley Ann.

While no specific number has been released, the redundancies are said to be in single figures out of an overall workforce of 200.

The company says the measures are aimed at "ensuring the company's long-term viability, maintaining operational efficiency and aligning resources with current business priorities".

Ashley Ann designs and manufactures kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms from its Wick base and has nine showrooms around the country.

The restructuring plan was announced last week, "in response to evolving market conditions and strategic business considerations".

The company said in a statement: "This included single-figure redundancies from our population of 200 colleagues."

It added: "Despite these difficult decisions, Ashley Ann remains dedicated to delivering exceptional products to our valued customers. Our commitment to quality, innovation and customer satisfaction remains unwavering.

"This restructuring will enable us to better focus our resources on areas of growth and emerging market opportunities, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers."

Managing director Gavin Bremner said: "The decision to implement these redundancy measures was not taken lightly. We deeply value the contributions of every member of our team, and this decision in no way reflects on their dedication and hard work.

"Instead, it is a strategic move to position Ashley Ann for a strong and prosperous future. We remain committed to supporting our employees through this transition.”

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