Fashion chain Store Twenty One has closed its Gloucestershire branches – Gloucestershire Live

Price range vogue chain Store Twenty One has closed its Gloucestershire branches.

Outlets in Tewkesbury's Excessive Avenue and in Kings Stroll, Gloucester, haven't reopened since Friday.

The corporate has closed 125 shops throughout the nation leading to about ,000 job losses.

Store Twenty One employees have been instructed to make sure they took all their belongings dwelling on Friday

Tewkesbury retailer supervisor Mary Cordwell, 54, mentioned: “We weren't capable of get our inventory as a result of the tax obligation had not been paid.

“The corporate was making an attempt to purchase from unbiased retailers within the UK and the fashion within the store was then extra boutique.

“The inventory was promoting however we have been unable to get the remainder of the inventory introduced in from the storage containers, we did not have any deliveries for eight weeks.”

Mary Cordwell on the retailer earlier than it closed

Mrs Cordwell mentioned she helped with the closure of a retailer in Scotland and says this can be a unhappy time for workers who've loved working for Store Twenty One.

Mary mentioned: “We have been in an organization voluntary association with our collectors and the corporate tried to combat to maintain buying and selling. The choose noticed that we had a great marketing strategy. There have been plenty of events to purchase the highest 60 shops and that fell via, why I have no idea.”

All of the shops throughout the nation have been closed Friday at 5pm.

Store Twenty One was making an attempt to promote as a lot of its inventory as doable

Mary mentioned: “I constructed the Gloucester retailer up and it was doing rather well. It was an ideal enterprise to work for. I knew there was going to be a convention name about what was mentioned in courtroom about the way forward for the shops.

“My space supervisor then phoned me and mentioned it was over, the shops are closing, I couldn’t consider it.

“In Tewkesbury there is just one different vogue retailer there now. I feel individuals will miss it as it's worth for cash.

“I'll miss the employees as they have been my work household nonetheless when one door closes one other one opens.”

Firm bosses filed a discover to nominate directors after Store Twenty One was served with a winding-up discover in April by HM Income and Customs for breaching the phrases of final yr’s firm voluntary association (CVA).

The retailer had spent the previous few weeks making an attempt to lift recent money from its fundamental lender, State Financial institution of India, forward of a courtroom-imposed deadline, experiences say.

Nevertheless, it was reported that the financial institution, which is owed round £14 million, refused to supply any extra money.

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