21st Oct, 2016

Jobs saved as Vodafone moves in

Evesham Editorial 25th Sep, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

SIX JOBS at the Phones 4u store in Evesham have been saved from the axe after Vodafone brought the store from administrators.

The positions at the shop were under threat along with thousands of others nationwide when the company went into administration last week.

But now the appointed administrators PwC has confirmed that Vodafone will take over the Bridge Street site, one of 16 stores saved in the West Midlands.

Nationwide, Vodafone have taken on 140 of the Phones 4u shops, preserving 887 jobs. The stores will be re-branded to Vodafone stores over the coming weeks.

Meanwhile EE have acquired 58 Phones 4u stores, preserving 359 jobs and more than 800 staff from the Phones 4u concessions in Dixons Carphone stores up and down the country are also being offered other positions.

Shawn Riley, Evesham Business Partnerships Manager at Wychavon District Council, said: “It’s good to hear that this shop will remain open.

“It’s not only great for the six people whose jobs are saved, but it contributes to the overall vibrancy of the town centre.”