Travis perkins Langport to close

We are sad to report that the Langport Branch of Travis Perkins will close on Friday, 19 June. The speed of the closure announcement has taken everyone by surprise.

It follows swiftly on from the announcement yesterday that owners Wickes would cut 2,500 jobs from the group’s workforce. That means they will lose about 9% of the total workforce from the group whose other store brands include Toolstation and Tile Giant. However the announcement yesterday did not include details of branches affected. These were apparently not intended to be announced until later.

Yesterday’s announcement from Wickes did say that smaller branches of the company were most at risk. Nevertheless the move to close the branch so quickly has been a shock and will be a blow to the Langport

Staff at the Langport branch will go through a formal consultation process and which could lead to redeployment, otherwise their jobs will cease at the end of July. We wish them the best of luck for the future.

Travis Perkins branches in Yeovil, Taunton and Bridgwater will all remain open for the immediate future.

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