YORK-based national audio visual specialist Saville is undergoing a re-structure eight months after the management buy out of the firm.

The Nether-Poppleton business is in consultation with staff over plans to restructure its conference and live events division, which forms part of the company’s overall offering.

Saville says the move is to align the business with changing demands of the market place.

As part of the restructure, Saville’s nine offices in York, Leeds, Manchester, Hull, Gateshead, Liverpool, Belfast, Coventry and Guildford, will be reorganised to create a two regional hubs in the north and south to deliver major events nationally and internationally, while the remaining offices will continue to operate as satellite branches providing support for smaller, more local events.

Saville, which employs around 250 staff, said it is hoping to avoid job losses as it talks to staff about re-allocating roles.

Group communications manager Gareth Lloyd, said: “2018 is set to be and exciting year for Saville, building on the last two years, which have delivered the best results in the company’s history.

“The revised structure does result in some roles and work locations changing, but we are expecting our overall staff numbers to increase with retention remaining at a similar high level as it has been in previous years, and we are consulting with the small number of staff who are affected.”

“Saville has a rich heritage that has emerged from its roots as a family owned business where staff are highly valued and respected. This is something that continues today.”

The move is being made by a new board at Saville, which took over in May last year as part of a management buy-out.

The company was taken over as former chairman and managing director John Sills retired after 48 years with the company.

Mr Lloyd added: “Saville clients can look forward to exciting new levels of service and innovation for their events delivered to the same high levels of client satisfaction from friendly knowledgeable experts.”