Bonmarche falls into administation putting 2,900 jobs at risk

A general view of a Bonmarch?? store front at Hounslow High Street in west London.
The information means 2,887 jobs hold within the steadiness (Picture: PA)

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 , 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.

ROTHERHAM, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 04: Clothing shop bonmarche entice customers with 20% discounts on December 4, 2012 in Rotherham, United Kingdom. Retailers across Britain are struggling as people wait for bigger discounts before spending for the Christmas period. The British Retail Consortium (BRC) said that it's members were in a 'state of nervousness' in the last weeks of the festive period. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
It was taken over this 12 months in a £5.7 million deal – regardless of being price £100 million 5 years in the past (Picture: Getty Images)

‘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 .’

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.’