6/24/2009 5:03:00 PM
Vodafone will move 200 staff from Newbury to London
Vodafone will move 200 top executives and managers from its Newbury to London offices to bring them closer to commercial partners.
The employees who have external facing roles will move closer to the financial hub of London, in order to be closer to the people they work with on a daily basis.
Employees to move will include Vodafone’s chief executive officer, Vittorio Colao will move in October from the company’s Newbury campus to an office in Paddington. There will be no functions moving from the UK division of the company.
900 Group employees will remain in Newbury, alongside the 2,400 Vodafone UK employees.
In some cases those to move already divide their time between Newbury and Paddington - The new London offices were opened last December.
Vodafone first moved to Newbury in 1991, and occupied 60 buildings scattered across the town. In 2003, Vodafone opened a purpose-built HQ on the outskirts of Newbury.
A Vodafone spokeswoman said: ‘We will operate a fully integrated dual HQ structure, with the majority of roles continuing in Newbury. External facing roles will be relocating to Paddington, bringing them closer to external audiences such as commercial partners and shareholders.’