BHS Worthing store to close

The BHS store in Montague Street, Worthing. Photo: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160427-084101001
The BHS store in Montague Street, Worthing. Photo: Eddie Mitchell SUS-160427-084101001

BHS administrators have announced Worthing’s Montague Street store will close on July 30.

The store is one of 30 that will be closed at the end of the month, according to the shop union Usdaw, and will affect over 700 staff.

Dave Gill, Usdaw national officer said: “This is terrible news for the staff in the 32 stores affected, on top of the 20 that are closing this Saturday. Our hope is that other retailers, including Sir Phillip Green’s Arcadia group, will offer employment to these experienced, dedicated and loyal staff who suddenly find themselves unemployed.

“At the same time we are aware that the administrators are continuing to seek a buyer, who will hopefully be able to secure the future of the staff in the remaining stores.

“We remain concerned that there is still no news from Sir Phillip since he promised to sort the pension scheme and we wait to hear details of what he proposes. In the meantime we are providing the support, advice and representation our members require at this difficult time.”

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