Mitre Linen announce redundancies

In June Mitre Linen and parent company Nisbets Group announced that many of their staff were at risk of redundancy.

In an emotional and supportive statement on LinkedIn Robin White, managing director, UK and Ireland for Nisbets Group said: “The COVID crisis has hit our business hard, as it has the whole hospitality industry, and this week we had to break the news to many of our colleagues that they are at risk of redundancy. It’s been extraordinarily hard and heart-wrenching for all our colleagues, both those delivering the news, and those receiving it.” Many of those at risk posted their own personal messages on social media channels to share their news and reach out to their networks for help and support to find new roles. This was a move that White also acknowledged in his statement, “We admire this and encourage everyone to help in any way they can.

They have shown extraordinary professionalism and support for each other and we have loved seeing the shares, likes and connections being made.” White also went on to publicly thank the Nisbets and Mitre staff, recognise their contribution and seek wider support and resources on their behalf. He said: “We know these colleagues will go far in their careers. As we’ve told them, the changes that we need to make have nothing to do with their hard work and dedication to Nisbets and Mitre.

“Our commitment to our colleagues continues over the next few months and we want to do what we can to ease their transition into new roles. We are compiling a list of resources for colleagues to connect them to people, information and businesses that may be able to help them find new roles elsewhere. This includes career opportunities, mental and physical health resources, CV support or career coaching.” If anyone in the industry can offer support to Mitre Linen and Nisbets Group then they ask that you get in touch at covid19info@ nisbets.co.uk.

They also appeal to companies who have job vacancies, particularly in the south west region. White added: “We have colleagues in all business areas including internal sales, contact centre advisors, external sales, HR, finance, marketing and warehouse operatives who will make fantastic employees for other companies.” Mitre Linen’s website confirms that they are open and fully trading through their website. They also state that they’re well-stocked with most items and running 24-48 hour deliveries. They will keep customers informed through updates on their homepage. Mitre Linen supplies bed linen, towelling products and soft furnishings to the hospitality industry in the UK and beyond.

In 2016, Mitre Linen was acquired by Nisbets Group. Based in Dowlais in Wales, Mitre has proudly held HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant since 1955 and is one of only four Royal Warrant holders in Wales. Mitre Linen was established in 1946 in Wardrobe Place by St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London. The name ‘Mitre’ comes from the elaborate headwear the bishop of the church wore.

In June Mitre Linen and parent company Nisbets Group announced that many of their staff were at risk of redundancy.

In an emotional and supportive statement on LinkedIn Robin White, managing director, UK and Ireland for Nisbets Group said: “The COVID crisis has hit our business hard, as it has the whole hospitality industry, and this week we had to break the news to many of our colleagues that they are at risk of redundancy. It’s been extraordinarily hard and heart-wrenching for all our colleagues, both those delivering the news, and those receiving it.” Many of those at risk posted their own personal messages on social media channels to share their news and reach out to their networks for help and support to find new roles. This was a move that White also acknowledged in his statement, “We admire this and encourage everyone to help in any way they can.

They have shown extraordinary professionalism and support for each other and we have loved seeing the shares, likes and connections being made.” White also went on to publicly thank the Nisbets and Mitre staff, recognise their contribution and seek wider support and resources on their behalf. He said: “We know these colleagues will go far in their careers. As we’ve told them, the changes that we need to make have nothing to do with their hard work and dedication to Nisbets and Mitre.

“Our commitment to our colleagues continues over the next few months and we want to do what we can to ease their transition into new roles. We are compiling a list of resources for colleagues to connect them to people, information and businesses that may be able to help them find new roles elsewhere. This includes career opportunities, mental and physical health resources, CV support or career coaching.” If anyone in the industry can offer support to Mitre Linen and Nisbets Group then they ask that you get in touch at covid19info@ nisbets.co.uk.

They also appeal to companies who have job vacancies, particularly in the south west region. White added: “We have colleagues in all business areas including internal sales, contact centre advisors, external sales, HR, finance, marketing and warehouse operatives who will make fantastic employees for other companies.” Mitre Linen’s website confirms that they are open and fully trading through their website. They also state that they’re well-stocked with most items and running 24-48 hour deliveries. They will keep customers informed through updates on their homepage. Mitre Linen supplies bed linen, towelling products and soft furnishings to the hospitality industry in the UK and beyond.

In 2016, Mitre Linen was acquired by Nisbets Group. Based in Dowlais in Wales, Mitre has proudly held HM The Queen’s Royal Warrant since 1955 and is one of only four Royal Warrant holders in Wales. Mitre Linen was established in 1946 in Wardrobe Place by St Paul’s Cathedral in the City of London. The name ‘Mitre’ comes from the elaborate headwear the bishop of the church wore.

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