Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South West; Dorset and Somerset; Somerset
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Leather And Related Products
15.20 - Manufacture of footwear

170 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
10 February 2016
Employment effect (start)
10 February 2016
Foreseen end date
29 February 2016


Footwear manufacturer Clark announced a reorganisation that will result in the loss of 170 jobs in England. Workers affected by the reorganisation are mostly employed in Street in Somerset, where 1,230 workers were employed. The head office is also located in Street. Other jobs will be lost in a UK-based distribution centre and in Boston in the USA. The UK redundancies will take effect by the end of February 2016. Clarks first commenced trading almost two hundred years ago using their tannery to make sheepskin slippers.


  • 11 February 2016: BBC News England
  • 10 February 2016: Central Somerset Gazette


Eurofound (2016), Clarks, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 86487, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/86487.