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

287 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
7 February 2018
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


Furniture retailer Warren Evans is reported to be closing following a failure to secure new investment; 287 jobs will be lost. The business had been seeking investment since November 2017 and has now taken the decision to enter administration. The company operates 14 showrooms across London and the South East as well as a manufacturing site in London. A statement from the administrators confirmed that there had been a search for investment which had proven unsuccessful. Attempts to sell the business will continue, though in the absence of new partners the business is set to close.


  • 7 February 2018: Retail Gazette
  • 12 February 2018: The Guardian


Eurofound (2018), Warren Evans, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 93380, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/93380.