Publisher Take Two expects to have the majority of its Geneva-based staff back in Windsor by September.
MCV can exclusively reveal that the experiment started by former international boss James Ellingford is now essentially over.
The giant US publisher has had an admin base in Geneva for five years, but chose to centralise a wide range of departments two years ago. Since Ellingford's departure at the turn of the year, however, current management have taken the view that this wider structure doesn't work – and never did.
Around 40 staff are on their way back to the UK office in Windsor, as the company continues its rebuilding of operations.
It's great news for the staff and the company. People need to be able to talk to each other and be close to the business,” said a source.
Having the majority of central staff return here is a very smart move.”
Take Two will retain a small presence in Geneva.