Ted Baker directors to shut 11 UK shops whereas landlords pull plug on 4 extra

Some 11 Ted Baker UK shops might be closed in the approaching days by directors Teneo, whereas an additional 4 shops may even stop buying and selling on account of discover being served by landlords, prior the the directors’ appointment.

Teneo has revealed that, as a part of its course of, it has recognized 11 websites – together with these at high-profile locations akin to Liverpool ONE and Birmingham Bullring – to be closed, which is able to consequence within the lack of round 120 retailer roles. All 11 websites are anticipated to stop buying and selling by 19 April. An additional 25 head workplace roles are additionally to be minimize.

As well as Teneo revealed that landlords had served discover on 4 shops, together with Bicester Village, London – Floral Road, London – Brompton Street and Manchester Trafford, earlier than they had been appointed final month. These 4 closures will result in an additional 100 job losses.

American model home, Related Manufacturers Group (ABG), appointed directors to No Strange Designer Label Restricted, the buying and selling enterprise for Ted Baker’s UK retail arm, final month blaming the harm achieved to the enterprise by retail companion AARC.

ABG had acquired the Ted Baker enterprise for £211 million in August 2022 resulting in its delisting from the London Inventory Trade. In accordance with its ordinary mode of managing manufacturers, ABG then set about outsourcing key points of the enterprise, from design to retail, to numerous companions. Little recognized Dutch firm AARC was appointed to run the UK and Europe retail and e-commerce enterprise, however rapidly bumped into monetary issue.

ABG was obliged to step in and provide monetary assist but it surely says AARC failed to offer additional promised funding for the Ted Baker retail enterprise and it was obliged to drag the plug on the partnership in February. It subsequently appointed Teneo to stabilise the enterprise whereas it sought one other retail companion.

Benji Dymant and Daniel Smith of Teneo Monetary Advisory Restricted have been managing the administration and in a assertion Dymant stated the closures would assist enhance the efficiency of the enterprise.

“Ted Baker is an iconic British model with sturdy companions all over the world. These retailer closures, while with a regrettable influence on valued staff members, will enhance the efficiency of the enterprise, as Genuine continues to progress discussions with potential UK and European working companions for the Ted Baker model to carry the enterprise again to well being. We wish to thank Ted Baker staff members and companions for his or her ongoing efforts and assist at this troublesome time,” Dymant stated.

The newest spherical of closures will go away Ted Baker with 31 shops within the UK and round 564 workers.

The total listing of shops to be closed by Teneo is as follows. All of those shops had been stated to be loss-making and, following a assessment by the Joint Directors, are “deemed to haven’t any prospect of being returned to profitability, even with materials lease reductions”.

  • Birmingham Bullring
  • Bristol
  • Bromley
  • Cambridge
  • Exeter
  • Leeds
  • Liverpool One
  • London Bridge
  • Milton Keynes
  • Nottingham
  • Oxford

Learn our characteristic of the historical past of Ted Baker right here: In Historical past: Ted Baker. A timeline of a British retail icon.

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