Staff fear for their jobs after timeshare buyout

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Staff fear for their jobs after timeshare buyout
« on: February 15, 2004, 12:35:56 »
STAFF from a Lancaster-based timeshare company which was bought out last week are waiting with baited breath for news on whether their jobs are safe.


Thurnham Leisure Group went into administration last Tuesday because of financial difficulties.
Just two days later a deal was signed with Sunterra, which is based on Caton Road, to buy the company.
While jobs at the company's resorts, which include Thurnham Hall near Glasson Dock, are safe, those working in administration are not.
A spokeswoman for Sunterra said the company was "still undecided" on whether any staff will be transferred.
All of Thurnham's properties will be rebranded as Sunterra resorts with all customer service, reservations and other systems transferred to the head office.
Nicholas Benson, Sunterra's chief executive, said: "We are familiar with the Thurnham Leisure Group, who have been our neighbours in Lancashire for some years, and we believe this transaction is undoubtedly the best outcome for all of their members and staff in the present circumstances.
"We have developed, and will implement, a detailed plan to ensure the seamless integration of the Thurnham Leisure Group assets into the existing Sunterra organisation."