United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Belper, Nottingham, London
Manufacture Of Material For Textiles, Apparel, Leather And Related Products
Manufacture Of Wearing Apparel
14.31 - Manufacture of knitted and crocheted hosiery

350 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
25 May 2016
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Clothing manufacturer Courtaulds has entered administration and announced 350 redundancies. CUK which merged with Courtaulds in 2006 has also entered administration. The decision follows the news that major high street retailer BHS has entered administration; the two companies were major suppliers to BHS. Courtaulds is well known for manufacturing the 'Pretty Polly' brand of tights. Of the 350 job losses, 320 will come from the site in Belper, Derbyshire, four will come from Nottingham and 26 will come from the London site.  Thirty staff will be kept on to fulfil remaining orders. The time scale for the job losses is not known.


  • 25 May 2016: BBC Website
  • 25 May 2016: Retail Week


Eurofound (2016), Courtaulds, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 87861, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/87861.