Yorkshire stores among 25 Virgin Media outlets to be closed

Virgin Media bosses say they intend to shut dozens of branches across the UK, placing 110 jobs at risk.

It is believed that salesman and manager positions are most at risk of redundancy.

The programme of 25 store and kiosk closures will take place between March and April this year. It includes three stores in the Yorkshire and Humber region: Huddersfield, Leeds (St John’s Shopping Centre) and Grimsby.

Commenting in The Mirror, a Virgin Media spokesman said: “We have carried out a thorough review of our sales operation which included looking at the performance of our retail stores and kiosks.

“We are now consulting with our people and are supporting employees impacted by the proposal, including identifying opportunities to move to new roles within Virgin Media.

“Our proposal will see us retain 53 retail outlets across the UK from which we can continue to serve our customers.”

He added the closures come at the same time as Virgin Media is investing in its online sales and customer service channels.