Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Luton
Location of affected unit(s)
Hotel / Restaurants
Accommodation And Food Service Activities
Food And Beverage Service Activities
56.1 - Restaurants and mobile food service activities

200 - 250 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
23 October 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The leisure group Whitbread owned by Beefeater restaurants and David Lloyd health clubs is to cut its head office staff that currently numbers 800. All of the 200 to 250 jobs will be lost at its Luton headquaters. The cuts are a part of a review intended to streamline and modernise the group. In September 2005, 16 senior mangers departed from head office signalling the start of the changes.


  • 23 October 2005: Sunday Times


Eurofound (2005), Whitbread, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62429, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62429.