United Kingdom


  • Service: Advisory, Transactions & Restructuring
  • Type: Press release
  • Date: 01/10/2013

Collectables administration update – store closures 


After analysing the trading position of Collectables, the joint administrators have concluded it is not possible to continue trading the company’s 14 stores. Therefore they will not be re-opening during the course of the administration of the business.


As a consequence, most unfortunately 150 employees have been made redundant, with a skeleton staff numbering 12 retained to assist the administrators as they continue to pursue a sale of the business and assets, while taking steps to manage an orderly wind down.


Employment specialists from KPMG’s restructuring practice will be ensuring the employees are supported in claiming their unpaid wages and notice pay from the government’s Redundancy Payments Office.


Any parties wishing to express an interest in the business and/or assets of the company should contact James Lumb on 0191 401 3939 / james.lumb@kpmg.co.uk.




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