United Kingdom
Yorkshire and the Humber; South Yorkshire; Barnsley
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14 - Manufacture of wearing apparel

189 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
29 January 2005
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
31 March 2005


189 jobs are to go at a clothing firm in Barnsley because of an anticipated slowdown in orders. SR Gent says the sewing factory will close in March 2005 with 145 workers being made redundant. A further 44 jobs are being lost in other areas of the plant which makes clothes for a number of retailers including Marks and Spencer. 450 administration and distribution jobs will be left at the Barnsley site. SR Gent was once one of South Yorkshire's major employers with factories in Barnsley, Rotherham, South Kirkby and Sheffield.

All have gradually been closed and the Dodworth Road site is the firm's last UK manufacturing base with most of its clothes now being produced abroad.


  • 29 January 2005: BBC News


Eurofound (2005), SR Gent, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 61082, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/61082.