Jobs hope for Lyme Bay closure victims

PUBLISHED: 14:13 15 April 2008 | UPDATED: 21:42 15 June 2010

A LEISURE operator hopes to throw a lifeline to Lyme Bay Holiday Village staff, who will lose their jobs early next year. M2 Services plans to create a luxury spa at Seaton Heights, overlooking Seaton, and wants to offer jobs to 20 camp employees.

A LEISURE operator hopes to throw a lifeline to Lyme Bay Holiday Village staff, who will lose their jobs early next year.M2 Services plans to create a luxury spa at Seaton Heights, overlooking Seaton, and wants to offer jobs to 20 camp employees.M2 chairman Nick Spysznyk has already approached camp manager Andrew Roberts, who welcomed the move.Mr Roberts said: "We have some very good people here. "They are talented professionals with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the hospitality sector and would definitely be of benefit to any future employer."The prospect of a group of them working for M2 Services when we close is very welcome."Mr Spysznyk said he was sorry to see the demise of the holiday village, but hoped that M2 Services could offer new jobs at just the right time - to at least some of the staff there.He said: "We have got exciting development plans in and around Seaton in the months ahead. "We are starting to look for talented people to join our team at just the time that Lyme Bay has to close."Initially, we hope to employ 20 Lyme Bay staff next January, when we will have completed a major improvement at our Stoneleigh Cottages destination, near Salcombe Regis."We are even considering running a staff bus service from Seaton out to Stoneleigh Cottages."And when our new luxury spa at Seaton Heights opens in 2010, it will employ more than 60 people. "Some of the camp staff should then be able to transfer back to Seaton, where many of them live."Mr Spyszynk said he understood it was a difficult time for the Lyme Bay staff.He feels that M2 Services' interest in the staff showed his company's commitment to the resort.

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