Romford’s TJ Hughes closes with loss of 57 jobs

PUBLISHED: 16:42 17 August 2011 | UPDATED: 17:49 17 August 2011

Romford's TJ Hughes is set to close on Sunday

Romford's TJ Hughes is set to close on Sunday


A large budget homeware store will close its doors for the last time this Sunday.

Fifty-seven staff will lose their jobs following the announced closure of TJ Hughes, in Romford Market Place, today.

A closing down sale is underway, with significant discounts

The joint administrators for the stricken company also announced last day of trading dates for another 11 of the group’s stores.

A spokesman for the group said: “Employees affected by these closures are being offered appropriate support and advice throughout the redundancy process and Jobcentre Plus representatives are providing support to help find future employment.”

Administrator Tom Jack said: “A purchaser for these stores was not found, and regrettably we have had to schedule the store closures. We are extremely grateful to the employees and management at all the group’s stores for their loyalty and support during this very difficult time.

“We are keen to stress that those stores unaffected by these closures will continue to trade for the time being.”

More than 1,000 people have lost their jobs nationally since the company announced it was calling in administrators in June.

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