United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Household Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.5 - Retail sale of other household equipment in specialised stores

209 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
16 May 2014
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date
16 June 2014


Home furniture store Paul Simon has announced that it is to close its remaining stores with the loss of 209 jobs. The company had been in business for 23 years selling various items of homeware including sofas and beds. The 22 stores which are to close are located mainly in the South-East of England. The business had been hit by the floods which occurred in February 2014 and then was placed into administration on May 14th. The closures will happen over a three week period and all stores are expected to no longer be trading by mid-June 2014.


  • 16 May 2014: Retail Gazette


Eurofound (2014), Paul Simon, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77096, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77096.