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Jobs Lost After Barnsley Phone Shop's Closure

Tuesday September 23 2014


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THE Phones 4u store in Barnsley is closing, it has been announced.

The troubled firm, which went into administration, has more than 700 shops with over 5,500 employees across the country.

Administrators PwC revealed the list of closures on Tuesday and the Barnsley store, on Queen Street, was one of the 368 named.

A statement from PwC said a deal has been struck for Vodafone to take on 140 stores, saving 887 jobs.

It has also been announced EE will pay £2.5 million to acquire 58 stores, preserving a further 359 jobs.

Rob Hunt, joint administrator, said: "It is with much regret that we have made the difficult decision to close a large number of stores.

"It is a very sad day for the staff working at those locations and our thoughts are with them. We will make every effort to help the affected staff."

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Reply Posted by Phones4u customer on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 15:55
Very sad to see this store close, always had fantastic service from all the staff, especially Chiara. Wishing everyone good luck in finding new employment.

Reply Posted by Ciara on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 16:13
^^^
Thank you, such a lovely sentiment to cheer me up at a very difficult time. Our customers played a huge part and also a reason I stayed for nine years!! You were a lively lot to say the least xx

Reply Posted by paul on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 16:16
also very sexy ciara

Reply Posted by Ciara on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 16:23
ahh, ok. Specsavers is still open lol

Reply Posted by paul on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 16:30
good luck in finding employment Ciara.

Reply Posted by Ciara on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 16:35
Thank you Paul, I hope we all find new jobs soon or there will be no leaving party haha. Take care ☺️

Reply Posted by Zoe on Tuesday September 23 2014 at 16:46
really going to miss working here!..met some fantastic customers..and worked with some fab people!..bye phones4u!..x

Reply Posted by Ken on Wednesday September 24 2014 at 08:00
had many years fantastic service at phones4u. Hope you all find work quickly,

Reply Posted by Darren on Wednesday September 24 2014 at 11:16
Gutted ive lost my livelyhood i worked with ciara in the barnsley store and it was an absoloute pleasure

Reply Posted by sammie on Wednesday September 24 2014 at 15:03
Gutted my partner was going to call in to up grade his phone too as we have been a customer for years