Jobs at risk as BHS announce date of Crawley store closure

BHS Crawley, in the Mall  25-04-16  Pic Steve Robards  SR1611901 SUS-160425-160444001
BHS Crawley, in the Mall 25-04-16 Pic Steve Robards SR1611901 SUS-160425-160444001

BHS has announced the closing date of its Crawley store putting more than 30 jobs at risk.

The long-running British retailer went into administration in April following years of declining sales.

A rescue attempt to save the company fell through in June and it began winding down earlier this month, closing 20 stores.

On Monday, July 25, BHS announced it would be shutting all its 163 retail outlets, putting 11,000 jobs at risk.

The Crawley store, in County Mall shopping centre, will close on August 3, a spokesman said.

Thirty-seven jobs were ‘under consideration’ but no-one had yet been made redundant, the spokesman added.

In a statement BHS said: “Philip Duffy and Benjamin Wiles, Joint Administrators of BHS have informed employees that the remaining stores will commence closure sales from today (Monday).

“It is anticipated that failing any last minute rescue attempt the last stores will cease trading by Saturday August 20.”

BHS said the Horsham store is also set to close on August 3.

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