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Crawshaws: Bramley butchers’ shop closes – nine lose jobs

5 November 2018

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Nine people have lost their jobs following the closure of Crawshaws Butchers in Bramley.

Crawshaws, which this week announced it was going into administration, has today closed 35 stores and one distribution centre with the loss of 354 jobs across the North of England.

19 profitable stores – including one in Leeds Kirkgate Market – will continue to operate.
Six jobs have also been lost at the Leeds Merrion Centre shop.

According to its latest set of financial results for the six months to 29 July, the group posted a pre-tax loss of £1.7m.

Administrator Hunter Kelly said in a statement:

“Despite the new management team’s best efforts, it was not possible to raise additional investment to restructure the business by reducing the number of high street stores and expanding its successful factory shop format and in-store SPAR butchery offering.

“As a result the group would have run out of cash due to the loss making high street stores and therefore administration was necessary.

“It is with regret that 354 people have been made redundant.

“We hope to conclude a sale to preserve the remaining 261 jobs.”


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