Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.52 - Retail sale of hardware, paints and glass in specialised stores

750 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 October 2008
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Focus DIY, a company that operates in the retail sector, has announced that it is to cut 750 jobs. One of the company’s two distribution centres, at Severnside, Bristol, will be closed, although the other distribution centre at Tamworth will remain open. As of 12 October 2008, it is not known when or whereabouts across the company’s 180 stores in the UK the remaining job cuts will occur, or how many staff will remain. The company attributed the decision to the current economic situation and the need to reduce costs.


  • 7 October 2008: The Guardian


Eurofound (2008), Focus DIY, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67215, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67215.