Wednesday, 16 February 2011

British Bookshops and Stationers' closures

Following on from an earlier posting about the BB&S situation - there is more news:

Zolfo Cooper, the administrators dealing with BB&S has announced that although they are still looking for interest in the remaining 28 stores, it's likely that some branches will close within a month unless last-minute interested parties can be found.

Apparently some branches (no details of which ones) are due to shut their doors for good next Wednesday (23rd) whilst overs may remain open until some time in March. A number of disgruntled employees place the blame firmly at the feet of the company's owners/upper management saying that they doubted they could organise a party (my re-wording) in a brewery, and it's the hard-working shop/head office support staff who are getting the dirty end of the stick. That said, it was reported a few days ago that BB&S former MD John Simpson was owed a little over £82,000.

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