Spectrum Brands Pet Division set to join HQ in Manchester

Spectrum Brands Pet Division, which includes the Tetra, 8in1 and FURminator brands, is set to close its Southampton office at the end of 2012 to join with its headquarters in Manchester.

The marketing, finance and customer service functions will join the Spectrum Brands Head Office in Manchester where they will sit alongside its other leading brands such as Russell Hobbs, Remington, George Foreman and Varta.

From January 2013 Dave Pool, currently country business director for the UK, will leave the company with his responsibilities managed within the wider Spectrum Brands Group. The sales and marketing function will report to Ian West, who will become the sales and marketing manager. However, the move will result in redundancies for some staff at the Southampton office.

Leaving country business director Dave Pool added: “This is a sad time for all of us. We’ve developed a strong and successful team over the years. However, I am confident that the new organisation based in the Spectrum Head Office will secure future success for the business.”

Tim Wright, managing director of Spectrum Brand UK, said: “This is a significant move for Spectrum Brands, which brings some of its best loved pet brands under the same roof as our other UK brands. From January 2013 Spectrum Brands Pet Division will benefit from all the additional resources and skills of the company’s head office.”

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