United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Other Goods In Specialised Stores
47.7 - Retail sale of other goods in specialised stores

208 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
17 May 2018
Employment effect (start)
17 May 2018
Foreseen end date


The administrators of Countrywide Farmers, the UK-based farming and agricultural retail company, have announced that 208 employees have been made redundant. Staffs working at the company’s headquarters in Evesham, its logistics centre in Defford and 30 shops across England and Wales that have closed are affected.

The administrators stated that redundancies were unavoidable and “all affected staff have been informed and will be paid up to and including their last day of employment.”

When it went into administration in March 2018, Countrywide Farmers employed more than 700 people and had 48 stores. As 32 employees were made redundant in March, a total of 240 jobs have been lost at Countrywide Farmers.


  • 17 May 2018: KPMG (Press release) May
  • 23 March 2018: KPMG (Press release) March
  • 17 May 2018: Farming UK Website
  • 17 May 2018: BBC News Website


Eurofound (2018), Countrywide Farmers Plc, Closure in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94203, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94203.