Bonmarche has develop into the most recent sufferer of the decline of the excessive avenue after falling into administration in the present day.
The excessive avenue ladies’s trend chain’s announcement places 2,887 jobs at risk, together with 200 at its head workplace.
The retailer, which operates 318 shops throughout the UK, appointed FRP Advisory in the present day to assist them discover a new purchaser.
No redundancies have been made but and the enterprise continues to be anticipated to hold on buying and selling whereas it’s in the marketplace.
Bonmarche chief government Helen Connoly mentioned buying and selling has ‘significantly worsened’ over the previous 18 months and says Brexit performs an enormous half.
She mentioned delays in Westminster and Brussels have had a adverse impression on client footfall and the way the worldwide markets deal with the UK.
Ms Connoly added: ‘These have compounded the challenges we were facing and without such a delay, it is feasible to believe that our issues would have been more manageable. Instead, it has only intensified the pressures.’
Joint administrator and associate at FRP Tony Wright mentioned: ‘Bonmarché has been a staple on the UK excessive avenue for practically three many years, however the persistent challenges going through retail have taken their toll and led to the administration.
‘There is every sign that we can continue trading while we market Bonmarché for sale and believe that there will be interest to take on the business.’
The chain was taken over by Spectre Holdings in July in a £5.7 million deal – 5 years after theYorkshire primarily based agency was valued at £100 million.
A spokesperson for the funding automobile mentioned: ‘We are disappointed with the result of our investment in Bonmarché, but our primary thought at this time is with the business’ workers and households.’