Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacturing Of Furniture And Other Manufacturing
Manufacture Of Furniture
31.02 - Manufacture of kitchen furniture

700 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
24 March 2020
Employment effect (start)
24 March 2020
Foreseen end date


Wren Kitchens, the UK-based kitchen manufacturer and retailer, has cut approximately 700 jobs in its show rooms across the country with immediate effect, at the end of March 2020. The affected employees were told that the reason for their dismissal was under-performance.

The company undertook this internal restructuring as a consequence of the uncertainty brought by the Covid-19 pandemic. Most of the remaining staff is now under the Government’s Covid-19 Job Retention Scheme.

Wren Kitchens is a privately-owned British designer, manufacturer, and retailer of kitchens, operating 91 stores in the country and that was named ‘best employer’ in 2019. The company recruited new staff until January 2020.



Eurofound (2020), Wren Kitchens, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 100193, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/100193.