Bathstore enters administration, putting 500 jobs at risk

Bathstore administration
// Bathstore enters administration and hires BDO to handle the process
// The decision has put 500 jobs at risk
// According to its last set of accounts, it had sales of £140m

Bathstore has entered administration, ultimately putting 500 job at risk after failing to find a buyer.

The specialist bathroom retailer has appointed BDO restructuring partner Ryan Grant to oversee the administration.

“Despite significant investment into the business over the past five years, Bathstore has struggled to overcome the well-documented challenges facing the UK retail sector,” Grant said.

The retailer, headquartered in Hertfordshire, currently operates from 135 stores across the UK and employs 531 staff.

According to its last set of accounts, it had sales of £140 million.

Grant said BDO will aim to keep Bathstore trading while it sought a buyer.

Bathstore has been affected by the slowdown in housing transactions, and the consumer uncertainty.

Rval chain Better Bathrooms went into administration earlier this year, citing poor trading conditions.

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  1. I feel so sorry for all the innocent, hard-working and seriously badly paid people who work there. Unfortunately, it has been mismanaged by those at the top for some time. I’m glad I jumped ship from my role in Welwyn Garden City (Home House) when I did.

    • I worked for bathstore in a store 3 year ago and Dean Garys mate cant remember his name from head office was a horrible bloke. I’m glad he lost his job that Paul was nasty aswell


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