Feelunique moves finance posts to UK

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ONLINE cosmetics retailer Feelunique is moving the majority of its finance team to Northampton, with the loss of six jobs.

The company, which was founded in the Island, says that it has found it difficult to recruit finance staff in Jersey with relevant experience of online retail.

In a statement the company also says that it will be beneficial for the finance team to be located with the operations and supply chain teams in Northampton.

Chief operating officer Jim Buckle said: 'The strong financial services sector in Jersey means that the majority of those with financial qualifications are drawn to that sector. There are relatively few people in Jersey with either the experience or interest in working in a fast-paced, e-commerce business. This makes vacancies hard to fill.'

Feelunique says that all staff involved were offered the opportunity to relocate to Northampton or consider alternative vacancies in Jersey, but none have taken up this offer.

The move follows the relocation in 2015 of warehousing at St Peter's Technical Centre to the UK, with up to 51 jobs lost in the Island.

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