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Brantano UK shutters last store

Brantano has closed all remaining 69 stores in the UK, resulting in a total of 901 redundancies across the business.

Tony Barrell and Mike Jervis of PwC were appointed as joint administrators of Brantano on 22 March after they failed to find a buyer for the business.

Following their appointment, the administrators continued to trade the business while assessing the trading strategy.

However, all remaining stores have now been closed, leading to the redundancy of 842 shop employees and 59 head office staff.

The brand and related intellectual property assets are now being marketed by Metis Partners.

In April, footwear chain Pavers picked up four stores from Brantano, saving 43 jobs.

As previously reported by Drapers, a tranche of head office jobs jobs at Brantano were axed earlier in April, including the buying team.

Alteri bought Jones Bootmaker and Brantano UK for €17m (£12.2m) from now-bankrupt Dutch firm Macintosh in October 2015. Brantano then fell into administration in January 2016, before being bought back by Alteri a month later.

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  • Pavers have now taken 8 of the stores and saved a total of around 85 jobs.

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