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Solihull Phones 4U shops close after crash

Four Phones 4u stores in Solihull have closed for good after the phone chain went into administration.

Phone 4 U store in Solihull town centre.
Phone 4 U store in Solihull town centre.

Four Phones 4u stores in the borough have closed for good after the phone chain went into administration.

Only the Acocks Green branch has been saved from the axe after phone giants Vodafone and EE announced it was to take over some of the branches.

All stores across the country were closed last week after the firm went into administration.

Despite Vodafone and EE announcing it would take over a large handful of the stores, administrators have this week announced that the branches in Solihull, Shirley, Chelmsley Wood and Yardley will close permanently.

The closures mean 15 staff will be made redundant.

The branch in Shirley has only been open for a matter of months and was one of a few units to open as part of the Parkgate development.

Rob Hunt, joint administrator and PwC partner said: “It is with much regret that we have made the difficult decision to close a large number of stores. It is a very sad day for the staff working at those locations and our thoughts are with them.

“We will make every effort to help the affected staff, working with the Phones 4u HR team over the coming days to support employees.

“We have worked rapidly over the course of the week following our appointment to explore interest in the Phones 4u business and we are very pleased to secure a future for a significant number of stores and continued employment for 887 of the Phones 4u people.

“We wish the transferring employees all the best with their new employer and would like to thank all the Phones 4u staff for their support since our appointment as administrators.”



Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
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