United Kingdom
East Midlands; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; Derby
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Land, Water And Air Transportation
Air Transport
51 - Air transport
New offshoring locations

100 - 150 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
21 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
21 January 2006
Employment effect (start)
1 July 2006
Foreseen end date


More than 150 jobs are being cut at East Midlands-based airline BMI in its accounting department. A new form of accounting using computers are to be introduced at the firm, resulting in the losses.The firm is creating 21 new posts and the total number of compulsory redundancies is expected to reach 100. Jed Purkis from the GMB union, said: 'People have been told that the company purchased a new computer system in the revenue accounts department. As a result of that they may ask the supplier of the system to actually take on the work in India. We will now ask to consult and negotiate on the possibility of that happening and the way to negate or mitigate any possible redundancies arising from it.'


  • 22 January 2006: BBC News


Eurofound (2006), BMI, Offshoring/Delocalisation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 62818, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/62818.