The joint administrators of Peacocks have announced 249 redundancies at the head office today. 266 staff will remain at head office and will work with the administrators whilst a buyer for the company is actively sought.
Chris Laverty, joint administrator and restructuring partner at KPMG, commented: “It is with regret we have made 249 redundancies at Peacocks’ head office in Cardiff, which follow a commercial review of the staffing levels of the business. No stores have been closed and will continue to operate as normal whilst we actively search for a buyer for the business.”
The Peacocks business operates around 563 stores and 48 concessions across Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales. It employed approximately 9,600 staff in the UK, which has now been reduced to 9,351 following today’s redundancies.
- Interested parties should contact David McCorquodale at KPMG on 0131 527 6718 or Rob Baxter at KPMG on 020 7311 8246;
- The administrators have set up a general query email address and helpline number: email@example.com, 02920 270800.
- More detailed information for stakeholders, such as landlords, employees and creditors, is available at www.peacocks.co.uk.
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Christine Mary Laverty, Edward George Boyle, Richard Dixon Fleming and Jonathan Scott Pope were appointed Joint Administrators of Peacock’s Stores Limited, The Peacock Group plc, Dorsman Estates Co Limited, Peacocks (Nantgarw) Limited and Henson No.4 Limited on 19 January 2012.
The affairs, business and property of the company are being managed by the Joint Administrators
The Joint Administrators act as agents of the company and contract without personal liability
Edward George Boyle is authorised to act as an Insolvency Practitioner by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
Richard Dixon Fleming, Christine Mary Laverty and Jonathan Scott Pope are authorised to act as Insolvency Practitioners by the Insolvency Practitioners Association