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Ena Shaw to close costing 167 jobs

19 Feb 2020
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St Helens soft furnishings manufacturer Ena Shaw has appointed administrators in the ‘sad news workers had been dreading’.

The company employs 167 people at their factory and showroom and have been based in the town since 1932.

Ena Shaw had been suffering under difficult trading conditions.

George Patterson, GMB Organiser, said:

"This was the sad news our members have been dreading since the company cut working hours from 38 to 20 a few weeks ago without notice.

“The hours had just been reinstated before the company informed staff that they had no choice but take the business into administration.

“Over the years the loyal workforce has accepted a reduction in hours and changes to their terms and conditions to help the business through tough times.

“Unfortunately this was not fully appreciated by the management."

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