Everything Everywhere, the company that runs Orange and T-Mobile in the UK, today announced the next stage of its transformation with a proposed new structure for the business that aligns to its multi-brand strategy and its vision to give its customers instant access to whatever they want wherever they are.

The proposals are the next stage of transformation at the new company – created when Orange and T-Mobile merged in the UK earlier this year.

It follows the reorganisation of the top layers of management which took place in July, and is designed to ensure that the company can successfully run two of Britain’s most famous brands, while maintaining absolute focus on providing its 27 million UK customers with the best possible experience.

Over the past three months, the company has been identifying areas of the business where there is duplication across Orange and T-Mobile and its 16,000-strong workforce.In total, around 1,200 roles are expected to be removed from the proposed new business structure – a reduction of about 7.5% - as the company looks to reinforce its leadership position in the UK.

Tom Alexander, CEO of Everything Everywhere, said: “With the size and scale of our combined business, we have an incredible opportunity to deliver an unrivalled experience and unparalled value to our customers.

“To do that we need to ensure that we are operating with maximum efficiency, effectively serving our two brands while removing any unnecessary duplication from the business and, above all, making sure that we are set up to deliver for the future.

“It is therefore regrettable that some roles will need to be removed from our combined business. We will of course be doing everything we possibly can to mitigate the personal impact on our people and support them through this process.”