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Sayers The Bakers

Sayers The Bakers

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.24 - Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores
Number Employed: 1500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 19-12-2019
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Merger/Acquisition
Employment Effect Start: 19-12-2019
Direct Dismissals: 100

Additional Information

Sayers The Bakers, the UK-based bakery and chain of baker’s shops entered administration on 18 December 2019. Although the company was bought out of administration the following day and 1,400 of its employees were transferred to a new firm, it was announced that 100 employees would be made redundant because 11 shops were to be closed down. A representative of the administrators said: ‘We are doing everything we can to support these employees’.

Sayers The Bakers was established in 1912 and had 167 shops under the brand names Sayers, Poundbakery and Poundcafe across the North of England, North Wales and the Midlands.