Publisher set to axe 150 jobs after revealing plans to close print sites

Media group Reach is set to axe 150 jobs after announcing plans to close its print sites in Birmingham and Luton.

The national and regional publisher, which is behind the Birmingham Mail and Birmingham Post, said it had started consulting with staff over the proposals.

The company said it plans to “balance” the production of its national and regional print titles as well as third-party customers across its remaining print network.

A Reach spokesperson said: “Having conducted a review over recent weeks and taking numerous factors into account, we are proposing to consolidate our print operations into fewer sites. Regrettably, this would involve a reduction in our workforce so we have begun a consultation process that will be both full and considered. We would like to thank our print teams for their cooperation and understanding as we work through this process.”