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JD Sports Fashion rescues Fenchurch from administration - but axes all staff

JD Sports Fashion has rescued streetwear brand Fenchurch from administration - but has made all of its staff redundant.

JD Sports Fashion bought the brand and the assets this morning for around £1.5m, but did not buy Fenchurch’s only wholly-owned store in London’s Covent Garden. The store closed this week.

JD Sports Fashion, which comprises the eponymous sports fashion chain and young fashion chain Bank, is expected to issue an announcement in the next few days.

Fenchurch staff have been told of the sale and that all of them are being made redundant.

Fenchurch fell into administration at the end of February blaming cash flow difficulties caused by cotton price rises and delays of product deliveries from China.

It is understood that staff were only advised of the administration when an advert offering the company for sale appeared in the Financial Times at the start of this month.

JD Sports Fashion declined to comment.

Readers' comments (1)

  • JD have got a fantastic brand at a bargin price, shame about the staff, as Fenchurch had a good team. The downfall of the company was due to mis-management by two senior directors, unfortunately some great people have had to suffer as a result of this.

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