Kwik Fit Scotland office to close

Kwik Fit Insurance Services office in Uddington, Scotland will close at the end of March, making 521 people redundant.

Insurance Age has reported that Kwik Fit Insurance Services parent company Ageas has confirmed the closure following a 45-day consultation.

Ant Middle, chief executive office at Ageas direct and partnerships, said, ‘It’s with regret that we have decided to close our Uddingston office and we know our employees will be disappointed with this news.

‘However, after talks with third parties, around 40 contact centre-based organisations have expressed strong interest in our workforce, with more than 1,800 relevant role opportunities being identified so far.

‘This not only evidences what we already know – that we have capable, skilled and experienced people – but also that there are many good opportunities in the local area. We will do all we can to support our people in securing alternative roles.”