Jobs at risk at electrical shop

A total of 15 jobs are at risk in Sandiacre as electrical giant Comet went into administration this week.

The store in Town Street is one of 236 stores nationwide facing closure, threatening 6,611 jobs.

Neville Kahn from administrators Deloitte said: “Comet has been battling the changing landscape of the electrical retail sector for many years.

“It has become increasingly difficult for it to compete with online retailers which don’t face the same overheads such as store rents and business rates.

“Our immediate priorities are to stabilise the business, fully assess its financial position, and begin an urgent process to seek a suitable buyer which would also preserve jobs.

“In the meantime, all stores will continue to trade and all employees will continue to be paid. We appreciate the cooperation and support from the management, staff, customers, landlords and suppliers at what is clearly a very difficult time.”

A total of 25 jobs are at risk at the Comet store at the Giltbrook Retail Park.