Published On: Fri, Apr 12th, 2019

L.K.Bennett store closure: Full list of stores closing – is YOUR local branch affected?

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L.K.Bennett has sold much of the company after it entered into administration. The sale includes the company’s headquarters, 21 stores, all of its concessions, and 325 employees, who will transfer across to the purchaser. However, 15 stores were not included in the sale and will be closing, resulting in around 110 people losing their jobs. This is the full list of the stores affected.

FULL LIST OF STORES CLOSING

Bath

Belfast

Birmingham

Bridgewater, Banbridge (Northern Ireland)

City, Royal Exchange, London

Glasgow

Gloucester

Kings Road, London

Knightsbridge, London

Long Acre, London

Northcote Road, London

St Albans

Westgate Oxford

York

York Outlet

These stores will be affected after a team were appointed Joint Administration of the company last month, following tough trading conditions for the retailer. 

The fashion brand also struggled with increased rent and business rate rises which saw them go into administration, but a sale has now been completed for an undisclosed sum. 

From the 21 stores that were bought, 325 employees will be transferred into other roles, however those in the closing stores face losing their jobs.

The administrators as said to be providing support to the staff affected.

Despite the closures, Dave Hurd, Joint Administrator, said: “We are pleased that we have completed a sale to Byland UK Limited, preserving the jobs of 325 employees across 21 stores, and that the business continued to trade through the Administration process, helping to provide continuity of service for its loyal customer base.”

The international parts on the company have also not been included in the sale and will remain in Administration. 

During the administration process, the remaining 21-stores stores will continue to trade. 

Last week, supermarket chain Tesco revealed the closure of it’s deli counters in 90 stores. 

A statement read: “We expect that around 90 stores will close their counters, with the remaining 700 trading with either a full or flexible counter offer for our customers.”

Affected stores included ones in Hartlepool, Northampton and Gloucester.



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