Regional publisher Johnston Press has disbanded a team which develops its websites, with much of the work being outsourced to Romania.
The company announced plans in July to outsource the work carried out by its technology solutions department, based in Peterborough, to IT services firm Endava.
Johnston Press has now confirmed it will go ahead with the proposal, resulting in 14 people who decided not to transfer to Endava being made redundant.
It comes after the publisher signed a deal earlier this summer with Express KCS Ltd, to outsource half of its advertising creation teams to India, with the loss of 60-70 UK jobs.
Johnston Press refused to say whether the work was being transferred to a centre in Romania but a spokeswoman for Endava confirmed this.
In a statement, the publisher said that it was retaining 11 members of staff in the department, while three employees had accepted alternative positions and three had resigned.
Simon Pownall, group technology solutions director, said: “A proposal was made on the 25th July 2012 to outsource the integration, development and operational support services for the Group’s websites, apps, content management system and services from Johnston Press’ Technology Solutions Department to Endava (Managed Services) Ltd.
“Following a period of consultation, Johnston Press has confirmed that the proposal will go ahead.
“The company will retain the services of 11 staff in Technology Solutions who are involved with commercial and associated systems, and the management of outsourcing relationships.
“Three members of the department have accepted alternative positions in the organisation and three members have resigned, with the remaining 14, who elected not to transfer, leaving the business over the coming months.”
It is understood that around four staff members from the technology solutions team were offered a transfer to work for Endava in London, where the company is based, although it is not known if any accepted the move.
The technology department is responsible for the publisher’s digital presence, including the development and operational support of the group’s websites, apps and content management system.
Endava specialises in consultancy, development services and technical support for application software and website delivery. It has offices in London and New York and delivery centers in Romania and Moldova. It declined to comment further about the deal.