Auto Windscreens: workers lose jobs

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AROUND 400 people have been made redundant locally after administrators Deloitte failed to secure a takeover bid for Auto Windscreens.

The firm, one of Chesterfield’s biggest employers, which employs nearly 1,100 people across the UK, made the announcement to workers this afternoon (Friday).

The Hasland-based windscreen repair firm went into administration on February 14, suspending all operations.

Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Chamber of Commerce is supporting an emergency rapid response event in a bid to help staff.

The event, which takes place at the Winding Wheel in Chesterfield next Monday, will assist the workforce in securing alternative employment.

For more on this story, see next week’s Derbyshire Times.