Egmont shuts Northern office

<p>Children's publisher Egmont Books is to close its northern publishing office in Wilmslow, Cheshire, at the end of June. The move affects 14 staff at the editorial, design and production operation, including production manager Peter Balderson. Many are likely to leave the company rather than relocate to Egmont's head office in Kensington High Street, London, where eight new positions will be created.</p><p>The move follows the merger of Egmont Children's Books and Egmont World in 1999, and the company's devolution of management responsibilities to small teams. An imminent break clause in...

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