EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Wren Kitchens

Wren Kitchens

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom


Sector: Manufacturing
Other manufacturing, and repair and installation of machinery and equipment
31.02 - Manufacture of kitchen furniture
Number Employed: 4500

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 24-03-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 700
Planned Job Reductions max: 700
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 24-03-2020
Direct Dismissals: 700

Additional Information

Wren Kitchens, the UK-based kitchen manufacturer and retailer, has cut approximately 700 jobs in its show rooms across the country with immediate effect, at the end of March 2020. The affected employees were told that the reason for their dismissal was under-performance.

The company undertook this internal restructuring as a consequence of the uncertainty brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the remaining staff is now under the Government’s Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme.

Wren Kitchens is a privately-owned British designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens, operating 91 stores in the country and that was named ‘best employer’ in 2019. The company recruited new staff until January 2020.