Chesterfield BHS to close this weekend

Chesterfield's BHS store will close this weekend, it has been confirmed.

Monday, 25th July 2016, 1:33 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 6:20 pm
Chesterfield BHS closing down.

Almost 50 branches of the retailer have already closed this month, with a further 30 to close on Saturday.

The move marks another grim milestone in the demise of BHS , which was controversially sold by tycoon Sir Philip Green for £1 last year.

In June, around 800 Scottish jobs were put under threat after BHS administrators failed to secure a buyer for the retail chain.

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Appointed administrators Duff & Phelps said all 163 BHS stores, including 16 in Scotland, would close or be sold off to other retailers.

Many of those have closed their doors for the last time this weekend.

Now up to 11,000 workers face the axe if no buyers for the others stores are found, although Sir Philip has offered jobs to around 1,000 staff in his other high street chains.

There have been calls for Sir Philip to be stripped of his knighthood over the BHS saga.

List of 30 BHS stores scheduled to close on July 30:

Ayr

Barnstaple

Bolton

Camberley

Cameron Toll, Edinburgh

Carmarthen

CHESTERFIELD

Crewe

Derby

Falkirk

Gravesend

Hamilton

Kilmarnock

Kirkcaldy

Leith

Livingston

Mansfield

Milton Keynes (Stadium)

Newtownabbey

Poole

Portsmouth

Redditch

Rotherham

Salisbury

Scunthorpe

Sheffield Moor

Taunton

Torquay

Weston Super Mare

Worthing