Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
47 - Retail trade, except of motor vehicles and motorcycles

817 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
2 December 2008
Employment effect (start)
2 December 2008
Foreseen end date
2 December 2008


Bowie Castlebank Group, a company that owns photo processing and cleaning shops, has gone into administration with the immediate loss of 817 jobs. The company, which owns the Max Spielman and Klick Photopoint brands as well as Munro cleaners, employs 1664 people in its 314 stores across the UK.The company attributed its position to the increase in use of digital photography, coupled with a contraction on the cleaning market.


  • 3 December 2008: Financial Times
  • 2 December 2008: BBC News


Eurofound (2008), Bowie Castlebank Group, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 67571, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/67571.