More than 15,000 jobs at risk as Sir Philip Green’s retail giant Arcadia teeters on the verge of collapse

Retail giant Arcadia is said to be on the brink of collapse – putting 15,000 jobs at risk.

The group – which owns High Street brands Topshop, Burton and Dorothy Perkins – is said to be appointing administrators next week.

It follows reports that a £30 million emergency loan has been turned down by lenders, says Sky News.

If the insolvency is confirmed the business could be up for sale.

Thousands of shop workers and head office staff will lose their jobs.

Major stores are expected to close.

In a statement the company said it is working on “contingency options to secure the future of the group’s brands”.

Arcadia added: “We are continuing to trade online through our own channels as well as through those of our partners.”

The company’s biggest shareholder is Lady Cristina Green, wife of Sir Philip Green.

The collapse of Arcadia would mark the biggest corporate loss during the pandemic.

 

 

 


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Philip Braund spent 16 years at the Daily Mirror as a reporter and news editor before moving to ITV. He was the series producer of the ground-breaking investigation programme The Cook Report, Managing Editor at ITV's Millbank Studios, and Head of News at ITV Central. He has won national and regional Royal Television Society awards for documentaries.



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