Gray Dawes lets staff go in rejig and office move

Agency Gray Dawes has moved its event management arm to its head office, following a series of redundancies. The move from Hemel Hempstead to Colchester marked a challenging time for the agency, but marketing manager Louise Joplin has maintained that staff were relocated and placed in different roles wherever possible. “The travel industry has been through a tough period, and, regrettably, we have had to announce redundancies,” she said. “However, moving the event division over to our national reservation centre will benefit our customers as it will allow them easier access to Gray Dawes’ other divisions, such as the flight and the hotel booking services.” Managing director Ray Hopkins added that the integration would present money-saving implications for the company’s clients as they will now have better access to all the different divisions. The agency’s clients currently include companies from the motor, medical, and the financial sectors. Gray Dawes’ event management division will be headed up by Marie Dines, who joined the company in December last year. Elsewhere, Sue Connolly, who previously managed the company’s event division, has gone on to oversee the new regional office in Bracknell.

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