United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Textiles
13.92 - Manufacture of made-up textile articles, except apparel

530 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
20 August 2013
Employment effect (start)
20 August 2013
Foreseen end date
21 August 2013


Curtain retailer Montgomery Tomlinson has announced that all staff (530 people) employed by the company is to be made redundant. Administrator KPMG has thus far failed to find a buyer for the failing business.

The company collapsed into administration due to falling sales and having insufficient cash to meet its liabilities.  The 146 staff based in a factory and warehouse near Broughton will be made redundant, and none will be paid wages for August. 

In addition, 384 staff in departmenst stores and concessions will lose their jobs.  KPMG has announced that it will assist employess in making claims to the redundancy payments office.


  • 20 August 2013: BBC


Eurofound (2013), Montgomery Tomlinson, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 75786, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/75786.