Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
South East; Hampshire and Isle of Wight; Hampshire CC
Location of affected unit(s)
Chandler's Ford
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

200 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 January 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


The DIY retailer B & Q has announced it will cut 200 jobs at its head office in Chandler's Ford, near Eastleigh in Hampshire. A spokesperson for the company stated that the changes are necessary in order to improve efficiency and deliver simpler ways of working, and are part of wider changes across the Kingfisher group. The timeframe for the job losses has yet to be announced, though it is understood that the statutory consultation period between the company and the employees' representatives, the National People's Forum, is already underway. 


  • 30 January 2018: BBC Website


Eurofound (2018), B & Q, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93184, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93184.