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Crawley Comet earmarked for closure

jpco 21-11-12 Comet store at County Oak retail park, Crawley. (Pic by Jon Rigby)

jpco 21-11-12 Comet store at County Oak retail park, Crawley. (Pic by Jon Rigby)

The Crawley branch of electrical chain Comet will close in less than two weeks unless a a buyer is found for the business.

A closing down sale is underway at the County Oak store with 
45 full and part-time jobs at risk.

Comet called in administrators Deloitte at the start of November.

Deloitte announced 735 redundancies on Monday (November 19) mostly of across the home delivery network, head office and central functions.

The Crawley store is among 41 branches that face closure if a buyer cannot be found.

An assistance programme has been set up to help redundant staff find new jobs. Generous discounts will be available at the County Oak store.

Chris Farrington, joint administrator, said: “Discussions continue to take place with parties who have expressed interest in parts of the business. However, it is unfortunately necessary to begin a store closure programme and to scale back the company’s support functions. While 
we will continue to do all we can to preserve jobs, we are 
working hard to put in place comprehensive support to help those employees who are made redundant during the Administration.”

 

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