Evans shuts at Brae­head

The Herald - - NEWS -

SIX Evans Cy­cles branches, in­clud­ing one in Scot­land, are fac­ing clo­sure in the first wave of changes un­der new owner Sports Di­rect.

Stores in Brae­head, Brent­ford, Durham, Ful­ham, Hol­born and Ken­dal are likely to shut down.

Mike Ash­ley’s Sports Di­rect bought the re­tailer out of ad­min­is­tra­tion in late Oc­to­ber, say­ing it ex­pected to keep roughly half the stores open.

Evans em­ploys 1,300 peo­ple and has 62 sites.

Steve Trow­bridge, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Evans Cy­cles, said: “We hope land­lords will be rea­son­able and sup­port our turn­around plan, now that we have sta­bil­ity due to back­ing from Sports Di­rect. But we must re­main com­pet­i­tive.”

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