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Jobs cuts planned at Eden Project in bid to slash costs

By WMN_SHarrison  |  Posted: January 28, 2013

The Eden Project

The Eden Project

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The Eden Project is to cut up to 70 jobs in a bid to cut its annual costs by £2 million, it has been announced.

Staff at the visitor attraction at Bodelva, near St Austell, were informed of the decision this afternoon and a statutory consultation process is due to begin on Wednesday, January 30.

Eden currently has 445 full-time equivalent jobs.

The job losses are planned across all areas of its operation.

For more see Tuesday’s Western Morning News.

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  • poldice  |  January 29 2013, 2:35PM

    Greenwash... the trendy repackaged version of the Emperors new suit... still nothing there really but fools at all levels still get bamboozled into believing that there is for a while because they are, as always, scared of not being part of the herd. Tourism while important is not the be all and end all of our Cornish economy... an element ... a part of the whole that would have been much better served by objective one money being spent on vital infrastructure to the benefit of all parts of our economy. Its great that people from elsewhere want to come and share our coast countryside and heritage and spend some money with us while doing so but theres much more to Cornwall than that, the money spent on Newquay airport has not increased tourism to any great degree, it is still failing despite of the massive amounts of public investment it has absorbed due to bad management and uppity staff who are driving potential passengers away. Eden has raked in funding from every available source to an eye watering degree yet it still struggles because for most it is a transitory attraction where ice cream and food is overpriced yet it still struggles to become viable indicating something is seriously wrong with its apparently bloated management structure just another money pit like Newquay Airport. I have no wish to denigrate the Eden vision but those entrusted with its delivery and long term survival must embrace and adapt to changing times and a brutal economic climate where only the leanest and fittest will survive... I suggest a vigourous pruning of the top hamper coupled with a gentle stirring of the roots to invigorate a plant that may just have become pot bound due to past excess.

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  • Lafrowda  |  January 29 2013, 8:48AM

    Churchgoers are the last people who would put their trust in man to save the planet. Please don't confuse Christian with Liberal Socialism.

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  • josdave  |  January 29 2013, 8:25AM

    I'll bet the bank account of Mr Smit is very healthy. He's made a lot of money out of the gullible prepared to pay through the nose to walk around a large greenhouse.

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  • Truro_England  |  January 29 2013, 8:09AM

    A number of reasons have lead to the demise of this white elephant-- For startes when youv'e been once you feel you dont need to visit again Preaching to people about saving the planet only works on churchgoers and council workers charging high prices for so called fair trade food & drink ( £6 for a pasty and drink) Also you cant tell me Mr Eco warrior tree hugging Tim Smit doesnt bank a few quid off the back of saving the planet and telling us we are all going to die through 'global warming' (NOT MAN MADE)...

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  • Phil_lip  |  January 29 2013, 8:07AM

    They just had their debt to Cornwall Council wiped as well so shouldn't be in a pickle, seems another issue of bad management with the millions it just saved.

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  • crgee  |  January 29 2013, 12:20AM

    Eden £66 for a family of 4.. Trellisick £18, Lanhydrock £30 says it all really.

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