Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Kent;
Location of affected unit(s)
Information / Communication
Publishing Of Information; Production And Programming Of Audiovisual
Publishing Activities
58 - Publishing activities

159 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
27 February 2009
Employment effect (start)
27 February 2009
Foreseen end date
1 April 2009


Kent Messenger Group, a media company, is to cut 159 jobs at sites across Kent. The company, which owns newspapers such as the Kent Messenger and Medway Messenger, as well as radio stations and websites, had already cut its staffing level from 640 to 550 in September 2008 as it attempts to reduce its costs. The company is aiming to make the cuts by April 2009.



Eurofound (2009), Kent Messenger Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 68390, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/68390.