EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Entreprise de Sondages de Lyon (ESL)

Entreprise de Sondages de Lyon (ESL)

Geographic Location

Country: France
Region: Rhône; Rhône-Alpes; Centre-Est
Location of affected unit(s): Lyon


Sector: Professional services
Scientific research and development
73.20 - Market research and public opinion polling
Number Employed: 150

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 07-01-2021
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Bankruptcy
Employment Effect Start: 18-01-2021
Foreseen End Date: 01-02-2021
Direct Dismissals: 150

Additional Information

The Commercial Court of Lyon has ordered the compulsory liquidation of Entreprise de Sondage Lyon (ESL), a former subsidiary of TNS Sofres. The company, bought from the Kantar group in 2018 by Hichem Guerfali, has a debt of €2 million, according to the SUD trade union, which points to systemic delays in the payment of salaries in 2020. Out of the 150 employees, permanent staff, around 100, should be made redundant at the end of January with the implementation of an employment safeguard plan.