Punch Taverns has warned that 100 jobs could be lost with the closure of Pubmaster's head office in Hartlepool. The company is currently in a 90-day consultation with staff at Pubmaster HQ. Punch said: "Existing Pubmaster redundancy terms will be honoured and Punch will provide full support to those staff affected throughout the process." Satellite offices at Bromsgrove, Ipswich, Sheffield and Warrington will also close.