WikiWirral Wirral's Biggest Online Forum
Forum Stats
12328 Members
65 Forums
73257 Topics
989143 Posts
53 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
82 registered (alan128, 14 invisible), 1449 Guests and 299 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
Finsbury Park mosque. 1093
Washing machine 224
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed 165
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 136
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 134
Ant and Dec 100
Benefit Cap is Unlawful 96
Another Scam 84
Wanted roof box 78
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats. 75
New General Forums
Deja Vu, Lightning Strikes Thrice, Groundhog Day
by fish5133
22nd Jun 2017 7:38pm
Ant and Dec
by cools
18th Jun 2017 2:11pm
Another Scam
by Excoriator
18th Jun 2017 10:00am
Happy birthday Ste
by Dilly
12th Jun 2017 7:54am
New Wirral History
Round the Wirral with a movie camera[1934]
by snowhite
16th Jun 2017 2:03pm
Bascule Bridge
by Sufee
6th Jun 2017 9:09pm
Pathe news short - merseytunnel 1934
by oldpm01
5th Jun 2017 1:57pm
1878 Post Office Directory of Cheshire query
by derekdwc
1st Jun 2017 10:41pm
Bakery at 275 Poulton Road 1925 onwards
by JAFitz
30th May 2017 8:59pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
wirral from Liverpool big wheel
New Brighton Big Wheel
Topic Replies
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by diggingdeeper
01:27 AM
What song are you listening to?
by snowhite
11:37 PM
Finsbury Park mosque.
by diggingdeeper
09:32 PM
60 KG Weights set & exercise bars FOR SALE £40 !!
by GaryFromWirral
04:14 PM
Where In The Wirral Is It??
by Mark
01:25 PM
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by lansyp
10:22 AM
Unilever's Power Stations
by Jimbo620
08:18 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Suspended sentence for £37,000 benefit fraud mum
by Mark
22nd Jun 2017 6:45pm
June
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4
5 6 7 8 9 10 11
12 13 14 15 16 17 18
19 20 21 22 23 24 25
26 27 28 29 30
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
18th Jun 2017 11:41am
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
17th Jun 2017 7:28pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#336310 - 18th Jul 2009 2:44pm Jobs at risk as Allied Carpets goes into admin.
Softy_Southerner Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 2nd May 2008
Posts: 4092
Loc: Back in Devon
Jobs at risk as Allied Carpets in Merseyside and Cheshire goes into administration
Jul 18 2009 by Alistair Houghton, Liverpool Echo
Add a commentRecommend (1) Jobs at risk as Allied Carpets goes into administration
DOZENS of jobs at retailer Allied Carpets, in Merseyside and Cheshire, are hanging in the balance after the chain went into administration.

The company blamed the “stagnation” in the housing market which it said meant people were not buying as many carpets.

The move put about 1,100 jobs under threat across the UK.

Administrators for the firm said they had immediately sold 51 stores and Allied Carpets’ insurance inspection business, protecting around 400 jobs.

But the remaining stores – including those in Aintree, Wallasey, Widnes, Southport, Chester and Warrington – are in the hands of administrators BDO Stoy Hayward. The stores, which together employ up to 40 people, will stay open and the administrators hope to sell them as going concerns.

Allied Carpets, which had a total of about 1,500 workers and 217 stores across the country, has suffered in recent months thanks to the housing market stagnation.

BDO sold the stores and Allied Carpets brand to a new firm set up by Allied chief executive Clive Hutchings.

It is hoped this company – Allied Carpets Retail Limited – will also buy some of the remaining stores over the next two weeks.

But BDO said this was “subject to a satisfactory outcome being reached in ongoing negotiations with the firm’s existing landlords”.

Mr Hutchings said: “Allied Carpets is a good business and, through this Sale and additional funding, both the retail and inspections businesses now have the opportunity to strengthen their respective market positions, build on the Allied brand and ensure an ongoing commitment to unrivalled customer service.” Allied has its headquarters in Kent and a distribution centre in Bolton.

Customer deposits are protected, the administrators said, and outstanding customer orders will continue to be fulfilled from all stores.

Dermot Power, BDO Stoy Hayward business restructuring partner, said: “Allied Carpets is a well-established brand in the marketplace but, like many companies, has suffered because of the economic climate and difficult trading conditions.

“The stagnation of the housing market has meant that fewer people are buying carpets and flooring.

“We’re pleased to have safeguarded the future of 51 stores and more than 400 jobs.”

He said administrators were working to secure the Sale of the remaining Allied Carpets stores.

All staff wages will be paid on the normal payment dates and customers who have any questions about purchases should contact their local store.

Allied Carpets is the latest chain to have been hit by the recession and collapse of consumer spending. Casualties include MFI, Woolworths and Zavvi

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool...00252-24182089/

Top
Google Ads
#336312 - 18th Jul 2009 2:59pm Re: Jobs at risk as Allied Carpets goes into admin. [Re: Softy_Southerner]
RUDEBOX Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 29th Aug 2008
Posts: 19141
Loc: Here.
Terrible News
_________________________
Mia Mabel


Top

Moderator:  Mod 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
For Sale & Free
Washing machine
by GingerTom
20th Jun 2017 9:05pm
22" full 1080p hd and freeview tv
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:50pm
Apple TV box the 1gen
by monsterz4
20th Jun 2017 8:48pm
42 lf smart tv
by stumpyduck
20th Jun 2017 8:15pm
Wanted roof box
by monsterz4
19th Jun 2017 10:32am
Featured Member
Registered: 29th Mar 2011
Posts: 76
Newest Members
Fairz87, mikerobbo84, Robbo1960, Gwhiz03, SamphireGreen
12328 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
Shotwick - Old And New (Hall and Solar Farm)
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:19pm
Sefton Park
by diggingdeeper
15th Jun 2017 10:02pm
Property Law
by lau2908
14th Jun 2017 8:04pm
van driver needed
by futurepast
14th Jun 2017 7:34pm
Sailing volunteers
by dogsbrain
14th Jun 2017 4:31pm
News : New Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens
by granny
09:38 AM
Benefit Cap is Unlawful
by RUDEBOX
22nd Jun 2017 7:37pm
Finsbury Park mosque.
by Beethoven
19th Jun 2017 11:42am
Grenfell Tower - Notting Hill
by diggingdeeper
14th Jun 2017 5:13am
Manchester airport
by Dilly
9th Jun 2017 6:01pm
New Enthusiast Forums
VW t4 fixed side window replacement
by Mike72
22nd Jun 2017 8:00am
Range Rover P38A Air Suspension Help Needed
by Martin1943
20th Jun 2017 8:06pm
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
20th Jun 2017 8:32am
Loving Home Wanted For 3 Cats.
by DavidC
18th Jun 2017 6:02pm
Code reader
by madrob
16th Jun 2017 9:09am
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Bexit Offer for EU Citizens 136
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Sat 4:44am
Sunset Sat 9:45pm
Local Time Sat 4:39am
WikiWirral Can . . . .