Full list of 145 Poundworld stores closing – as 300 more job cuts are confirmed

Poundworld is axing hundreds more jobs as it closes its head office, warehouse operations and another batch of stores.

The budget retailer is closing its warehouse and distribution network, alongside its head office in Normanton, West Yorkshire, leading to the loss of 300 jobs.

Administrators at Deloitte are also believed to be informing staff of another spate of store closures, having axed 145 already over the past two months.

It comes just hours after Gaucho and Cau restaurants filed for administration – with 22 branches set to be axed in a move that will cull the Cau brand entirely.

Poundworld closures

Poundworld fell into administration on June 11, placing more than 5,100 jobs at risk across its 335-store portfolio.

It appointed Deloitte to help secure a buyer after it emerged the business needed a significant cash injection.

Just days later, 100 head office redundancies were made along with 25 store closures at a loss of 342 workers.

A further 80 were then announced – and this week 40 more – taking the total number to 145. These branches are expected to shut by 24 July 2018.

Across the board 2,179 job cuts have been made across the high street chain to date.

But despite the changes – and Poundworld launching its ‘closing down sale’ – bosses claim it’s not the end for the retailer. Deloitte claims efforts to find a buyer are still at ‘development’ stage.

Clare Boardman, joint administrator, said: "We would like to thank all the employees for their continued support and commitment during this difficult time. We are keeping staff appraised of developments as they happen."

Clare Boardman and Daniel Butters, restructuring partners at Deloitte, were appointed as joint administrators to the Company on 11 June 2018.

At the time of appointment, the business operated from 335 stores and employed circa 5,100 people.

Locations of newly affected stores

Aberdeen

Ashton Under Lyne

Bangor

Belfast

Blackwood

Bury

Castleford

Chatham

Crystal Peaks

Doncaster

Dunfermline

East Kilbride

Edmonton

Guiseley

Hull

Irvine

Irvine

Kettering BB

Middlesbrough

Newbury

Newcastle

Newport

Newtownards

Perth

Peterlee

Plymouth

Preston

Queensferry

Redcar

Robroyston

Rochdale

Rotherham Parkgate

Southend

Southport

St Helens

Sutton

Swindon

Tottenham

West Bromwich

Full list of Poundworld stores closing this week

Aberdeen

Banbury

Banbury

Bexley Heath

Birkenhead

Blackburn

Bloxwich

Blyth Bb

Bolton

Bolton Breightmet Rp

Bootle

Bradford

Bradford

Bristol

Bristol

Bude

Burton Upon Trent

Canterbury

Cardiff

Chelmsford

Chester

Corby

Coventry

Coventry

Cramlington

Dagenham

Darlington

Dewsbury

Fleet

Fulham

Gateshead

Glasgow

Gloucester

Greenock

Grimsby

Harlow

Harrogate

Havant

Hinckley

Huddersfield

Huddersfield

Inverness

Jarrow

Kings Lynn

Kirkby

Leeds Crown Point

Leeds Kirkgate

Leeds Kirkstall Rd

Leicester

Leicester (Bb)

Liverpool

Livingston

Llanelli

Llantrissant

London Archway

Manchester

Merry Hill

Merthyr Tydfil

Middlesbrough

Northampton

Norwich

Nottingham

Portsmouth

Rotherham Duk

Seacroft (Leeds)

Selby

Sheffield

Shepherds Bush

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury

Slough

South Shields

Southport

St Albans

Stocksbridge

Sunderland

Sutton

Swinton

Watford

Wood Green

The Poundworld stores that have already shut down

Doncaster

North Shields

Wakefield

Stretford

Sutton Coalfield

Ashton

Blackburn

Manchester Arndale

Denton

Derby West Field

Nottingham Broadmarsh

Grays

Middlebrook

Chester

Newcastle Wallsend

Bradford Ivegate

Birmingham

Crewe

Halifax

Liverpool Bell Vale

Loughborough

Ipswich

Carmarthen

Dumfries

Hyde

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