United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Inverclyde and
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Information And Communication Equipment In Specialised Stores
47.41 - Retail sale of computers, peripheral units and software in specialised stores

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 October 2017
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Computer retailer Misco UK has entered administration which will lead to the loss of 300 jobs. Misco UK is part of Misco Europe, which will continue to trade in Italy, Spain, The Netherlands and Sweden. Of the jobs to be cut, reports suggest that around 80 staff lose their jobs at the warehouse operations in Greenock, and around 200 staff will be let go from the company's headquarters in Wellingborough. At the time of the announcement, 330 staff were employed across the two sites. The remaining staff will be kept on to assist the administrators.


  • 19 October 2017: ITV Website
  • 19 October 2017: BBC Website


Eurofound (2017), Misco UK, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 92382, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/92382.