EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Three UK

Three UK

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Berkshire; Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire; South East
Location of affected unit(s): Maidenhead


Sector: Information / communication
61.20 - Wireless telecommunications activities
Number Employed: 4800
Group: CK Hutchison Holdings

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 16-09-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 280
Planned Job Reductions max: 280
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Three UK, incorporated as Hutchison 3G UK Limited, the British mobile telecommunications company has announced that it will cut 280 jobs at its head office in Maidenhead, England. The job cuts represent approximately 7% of the company’s workforce.

A spokesperson for Three said the company’s aim was to 'right size' the business and achieve 'greater alignment between the UK and Ireland'.

Three was the first mobile telecoms company in the UK to launch a 3G mobile network in 2003. The company is the British subsidiary of CK Hutchison Holdings, the Hong Kong-based global group of businesses.