Defence firm ‘to axe 16 Brough bosses’

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Published: Thursday 9th October 2014 by The News Editor

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A leading military defence company is expected to make 16 managers redundant at its Brough site.

This follows BAE Systems’ announcement today that it intends to remove 440 senior posts throughout the UK.

As well as the job losses in the East Riding town, a further 22 are likely to be made at the nearby Lincolnshire site of RAF Coningsby.

BAE says it hopes the cost-cutting will help to sustain its long-term future in Brough as well as improve efficiency.

The move comes as part of a bigger restructuring among the firm’s Military Air & Information (MAI) company management.

MAI managing director Chris Boardman has called the day a “very difficult” one. He says that it has been decided that BAE has a surplus of management levels among this area of the business.

But he maintains that Brough is still a key BAE site and has praised the job that staff there do.

Mr Boardman says that BAE has “strong” foundations to sustain the business long-term with orders for F-35, Typhoon and Hawk planes in production.

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Published: Thursday 9th October 2014 by The News Editor

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