United Kingdom
South West; Gloucestershire; Wiltshire and North Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Insurance, Reinsurance And Pension Funding, Except Compulsory Social Security
65 - Insurance, reinsurance and pension funding, except compulsory social security

380 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 November 2011
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2012
Foreseen end date


Multinational insurance company Aviva head-quartered in London has announced plans to close down its Bristol site moving operations to York, Sheffield, and Norwich. The move will result in 380 job losses. In a statement Aviva said it would be retaining about 60 specialist underwriting and claims assessment roles in Bristol. The firm added that it wanted to give employees as much support as possible and that it was considering the option of redeployment.

The job cuts are part of Aviva's larger restructuring plan for the UK and Ireland affecting up to 1500 jobs (see here).


  • 15 November 2011: BBC News


Eurofound (2011), Aviva, Relocation in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72760, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72760.