Jobs to go as retailer Bright House announces Stafford store to close

Rent-to-own retailer Bright House has announced a series of store closures including those in Stafford and Macclesfield.

The company has said it will try to redeploy staff affected where ever possible but there will be a number of, so far, unspecified redundancies.

A spokesperson for Bright House said: “We have taken the very difficult decision to close 30 stores in the next two months. All employees affected by our proposals have been informed.

"We are working to redeploy as many people as possible into alternative roles, but redundancies will be inevitable.

"We will be speaking to all customers affected by the store closures and either transferring them to another local store or serving them online.

"We’re also introducing PayPoint, allowing customers to pay BrightHouse in cash at 28,000 locations across the UK.”

The Full list of store closures is:  Aylesbury, Basingstoke, Bognor Regis, Bromley, Cowley, Dunstable, Eccles, Gravesend, Haverfordwest, High Wycombe, Leeds Merrion, Macclesfield, Maidstone, Newark, Newport (IOW),  Nuneaton, Perth, Rugby, Scarborough, Seaham, Selby, Southport,    Stafford, Stirling, Thetford, Trowbridge, Watford, Weymouth, Whitehaven, Yeovil.

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