EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Aperture Trading

Aperture Trading

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: North Nottinghamshire; Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire; East Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Huthwaite (Sutton-in-Ashfield)


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22.29 - Manufacture of other plastic products
Number Employed: 451

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 17-04-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 421
Planned Job Reductions max: 451
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 25-03-2020
Direct Dismissals: 421

Additional Information

Aperture Trading, the UK-based designer and manufacturer of plastic and metal windows, doors and conservatories, in the last two weeks of March made redundant 421 employees.

The company entered administration on 16 March and following a very short process it ceased trading. A representative of the administrators said that the company had faced challenging trading conditions and a significant decline in sales and thanked employees for their hard work. Only a small team of the company's 451 employees have remained employed to close down the business.

Aperture Trading is one of the UK’s leading designers and manufacturers of innovative fenestration products, operating nationwide.