Liz Earle deny mass redundancy rumours

By Emily Pearce

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

 

Liz Earle deny mass redundancy rumours

Rumours Liz Earle has left the Isle of Wight company she co-founded have been denied. Picture by Robin Crossley.

BEAUTY company Liz Earle has today (Wednesday) denied rumours of mass redundancies and suggestions Liz Earle herself had left.

It was reported on Twitter by a beauty industry blogger, Caroline Hirons, that 200 people had been made redundant and Liz Earle had been fired, but the company dismissed the 200 figure and categorically denied its founder had left the business.

However, a spokesman admitted the company was carrying out an organisational review.

"Liz Earle Beauty Company is currently reviewing the infrastructure to ensure world-class resources are in place for future growth expectations.

"A consolidation of roles, improvement in working processes and effectiveness are key priorities. The business objective is to continue to drive for growth and optimal business performance," said the spokesman.

"As part of the organisational review there is a consultation process underway and is expected to conclude in the next 30 days.

"Liz Earle Beauty Company continues to evolve and contribute to the Island economy," he added.

It was revealed earlier this week the company had pulled out of plans to create 500 jobs by expanding its site at Ryde Business Park.

Reporter: emilyp@iwcpmail.co.uk

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by gail shawcross

16th July 2013, at 22:09:02

LE fantastic products. What a shame she sold to AVON. I have used EL many years but wont anymore don't use products tested on animals. Sorry Liz you have lost a customer. Why did you do it?.

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by Sarah Brown

30th November 2012, at 10:56:24

so LE sold out to Avon? sorry have only just realized this, a company that prides itself on not testing cosmetics on animals to a company that does? shame on you liz
http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/525.aspx

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by alan naylor

29th November 2012, at 23:37:14

Wellsaid mrs Chambers but as you must know there is no sentiment in running a successful bussness

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by alan naylor

29th November 2012, at 23:34:13

ALL BUSSNESS BUILT UP ON PYRAMED SELLING TOPPLE WHEN THE ECONOMEY IS BAD ONCE MAIN OFFICERS ARE IN PLACE THERE THE DRONES SEND OUT PEOPLE ON SELL OR NO COMMISION BASIS THERE THE WORKERS COLLECTING THE HONEY I MEAN MONEY THE QUEEN BLESS HER REST S BUT WHEN SHE FLIES THE HONEY POT DIES

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by Mike Crowe

29th November 2012, at 20:11:33

Stephen, why should she share per profits? Who took the risk? Who worked 25 hours a day 8 days a week to get the business off the ground? What risk did the workers take? Did the workers have a pay packet at the end of each week? If the wokers wanted to share in the profits, why didn't they share the risks and work involved?

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by Stephen Elliott

29th November 2012, at 18:48:46

Ok Jacqueline did you share your profits or did you fail?

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by louise donnelly

29th November 2012, at 16:58:56

I tried LE products when she first launched on QVC, but didn't like them. It was good business practice to accept a buyout bid from Avon - not the moral option - and a huge majority of people would hace been persuaded by the amount she got. Evidently, she agreed to remain as the face of LE branded products, for a period of time. Both parties would have to adhere to the terms of the contract but, once that is up, both are free to do their own thing. Liz is better off not being affiliated to Avon and, as a smart business person, she should establish her own brand. This would beg the question is it better than the LE range and, if so, why, what is wrong with the original line? Perhaps she hasn't left and this is all hoohah. How will QVC handle a possible departure and relaunch?

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by Jacqueline Chambers

29th November 2012, at 10:24:26

Stephen, I have had my own business and believe it or not I was always concerned for the workforce, we're not all greedy money grabbing b*****ds. Some of us have morals...not many do though in the working world

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by John Kneeshaw

29th November 2012, at 08:36:33

Looks like the Island is about to get another harsh lesson in capitalism. Businesses get bigger and better; but the people who created the success are cast aside in the name of greed. Living the Thatcher / Blair dream. Not.

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by Stephen Elliott

28th November 2012, at 22:59:15

Jacqueline so you wouldn't sell your business for £20-30m? Why else do people start businesses, to employ people and pay them a great wage? Nope! People do it to get rich and so would I.

Are people naive as to motives of their boss lol

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