Awful Announcing has learned that Bleacher Report is planning on enacting a significant round of layoffs in their London-based UK office later this month. The pending move will affect around 20 employees, which is almost the entirety of the UK office. A skeleton crew of around five employees will continue in their roles, but many of the affected employees will continue to work at Bleacher Report for a transitional period.
The Bleacher Report London office was opened in 2013 and has operated the past handful of years with about 30 employees, all of which were manning the B/R Football brand (Bleacher Report’s soccer brand). While no layoffs have been formally announced, employees attended a mandatory meeting yesterday where drastic upcoming staffing changes were outlined. Those changes trace back to Turner exiting their UEFA rights deal earlier this summer. The news comes on the heels of Travis Rettke, GM, B/R Football, leaving the company a few weeks back.
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