CHESTERFIELD MP Toby Perkins has visited the Future Walk offices of CPP, in the wake of the sad news that their office will close with around 100 redundancies.
CPP, which operates three call centres in the UK, are now in deep trouble following a damning FSA verdict about miss-selling practices that led to record £10.5 million fine.
The final closure is the last in a series of blows to the Chesterfield operation which had employed around 450 people in Chesterfield two years ago but a recruitment freeze and previous redundancy round preceded this announcement.
Chesterfield MP and Shadow Business Minister Toby Perkins said: “It’s terrible that so many workers are being laid off at CPP at the same time as there are large-scale redundancies locally from Tesco, HMV, the Co-operative Department Store and others.
“I have been working with the firm over the past two years to support their efforts to save their business and jobs whilst becoming compliant with their commitments to the FSA. Today was my third visit to their Chesterfield office and as always,
“I was blown away by the commitment, professionalism and vitality of the predominantly younger workforce there.
“I really hope they will soon find alternative employment, and any local firms looking to recruit staff with strong sales and customer service experience should contact CPP immediately or get in touch with my office and we’ll try and support the efforts of the firm to help every person into alternative employment.”