250 people have been made redundant from the TechGuys' serving and repairing division.

DSGi, parent of Currys and PC World, initially told 600 people that their roles were at risk, but have actually cut 250 jobs after the company posted a £30 million loss.

DSGi told PC Retail that "many" of those who left opted to take the redundancy package voluntarily, which "worked out well for them".

"In May, DSGi announced a 'Renewal and Transformation' plan to improve profitability and competitiveness to the business, with a greater focus on customers' needs", said a spokesperson.

"This has involved the tightening and unifying of TechGuy's decentralised structure. Unfortunately, the announcement did mean that a number of field-based roles have been removed in the last few months, essentially achieved through offering alternative roles within the group and a number of voluntary redundancies".