Troubled Countrywide reveals 32 redundancies across the Vale - The Evesham Observer

Troubled Countrywide reveals 32 redundancies across the Vale

Evesham Editorial 23rd Mar, 2018   0

ADMINISTRATORS have been forced to make 32 people redundant at ailing Countrywide’s headquarters in Evesham and the distribution site in Defford as they bid to find a buyer for the troubled company.

A total of 20 members of staff have lost their jobs at company’s base with a further 12 at the Defford site.

David Pike, partner at KPMG and joint administrator, said: “Our strategy remains to continue to trade to realise stock, whilst we develop and convert interest in parts of the business and packages of stores.

“To maximise the available trading period, we have taken steps to reduce costs and regrettably, we are unable to retain the workforce in full. We remain focused on doing all we can to preserve as many jobs as possible.

“All affected staff have been informed and will be paid up to and including their last day of employment. We’d like to thank all employees for the support, service and co-operation they have provided to the company, both before and during the administration.

“There has been a strong response from the market and we encourage any further interested parties to make contact as soon as possible.”

The joint administrators are calling for offers to be made by 5pm on Wednesday. Interested parties should contact Gareth Shaw on 0121 232 3288.

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