Home   Maidstone   News   Article

Maplin goes into adminstration

By KentOnline reporter

More than 2,500 jobs are at risk after electrical retailer Maplin went into administration.

The chain, which has branches across Kent, announced the news this morning, on the same day ToysRUs announced it had suffered the same fate.

Maplin has branches in Strood, Sittingbourne, Maidstone, Folkestone, Canterbury and Dartford.

The opening of the new Maplin store in Sittingbourne
The opening of the new Maplin store in Sittingbourne

The Sittingbourne branch has been open for less than a year.

Maplin chief executive officer Graham Harris said: "We believe passionately that Maplin has a place on the high street, and that our trust, credibility and expertise meets a customer need that is not supported elsewhere.

"We will now work tirelessly alongside Zelf Hussain, Toby Underwood and Ian Green, from PWC, who have been appointed as the as Joint Administrators of Maplin Electronics Limited, to achieve the best possible outcome for all of our colleagues and stakeholders.”

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More