EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

T.M. Lewin

Company/Organisation:
T.M. Lewin

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom

Company

Sector: Retail
Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
47.71 - Retail sale of clothing in specialised stores
Number Employed: 700

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 01-07-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 600
Planned Job Reductions max: 600
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 01-07-2020

Additional Information

TM Lewin, the British men’s wear retailer which specialises in men’s shirts and suits has announced it will permanently close all its UK shops as part of a major restructuring, making 600 of its 700 employees redundant.

A representative of the company that owns TM Lewin said all sales will be taken online in an effort to 'right-size' the business and ensure its long term future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

TM Lewin and Sons Limited was founded in London in 1898 and it is claimed that the company’s founder, Thomas Mayes Lewin created the first modern shirt with buttons down the front. The company has operations in Australia and India and runs franchises in 16 countries, in additon to its network of 66 shops in the UK.

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