Coleraine & District Motor Club has been forced to make difficult decisions regarding its staffing structure due to 'challenging financial circumstances.'
In an email to partners this afternoon seen by Causeway Coast Community, Fergus Mackay, former operations manager for the North West 200 announced his departure.
The email read :
Dear Event Partner,
I hope you are keeping well and looking forward to a gradual return to post-pandemic normality.
As you may be aware, for many years Coleraine & District Motor Club has had to deliver the North West 200 under very challenging financial circumstances. As a direct consequence of this, the Committee of Coleraine & District Motor Club has now been forced to take some difficult decisions in relation to its staffing structure.
In addition to deciding not to fill the vacant Event Director position, the financial pressures facing the Club mean that it is also no longer financially viable to retain my role as Operations Manager at the North West 200, resulting in the post being made redundant with immediate effect.
Moving forward, the Club will endeavour to find more efficient and effective ways of delivering some of the duties that my post has been responsible for. It is also the case that some of the duties of the role will no longer be carried out.
On a personal note, I would like to thank you for all the support and assistance you have provided me over the past number of years in delivering the NW200 and trust that you will continue to support the event into the future.