Grimsby Textiles Direct store goes into administration (update)
FIVE staff at Textiles Direct face losing their jobs after the firm went into administration.
The branch in Freshney Place, Grimsby, is one of 53 in the UK facing closure.
It supplies bedding, curtains and home furnishings and employs about 350 staff in all.
Manager Ray Smith said staff were told by phone and that a buyer was being sought.
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The move was due to “financial difficulties”.
Mr Smith said: “The shop remains open for business until we find out what is going to happen.
“The shop is well loved by the public.
“We have been here eight years and many of the customers are devastated we are going.”
The manager, who has worked for the company for three years, added: “Hopefully, we can get a buyer and carry on.
“We are keeping our fingers crossed.
“But, as it is, we have lost our jobs.
“It is going to be very hard to find another job.
“We have had customers upset not knowing where they are going to get their stuff.”
The firm also has outlets in Scunthorpe and Lincoln.
A spokesman for the company was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press.