Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
East of England; Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire; Hertfordshire
Location of affected unit(s)
Wholesale Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Other Specialised Wholesale
46.73 - Wholesale of wood, construction materials and sanitary equipment

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


Wickes Building Supplies Limited, a UK-based retailer of DIY and home improvement products has announced that it will cut 100 jobs at its head office in Watford, England. This is a significant cut, reducing the number of staff employed in the head office by a third. The spokesperson for the company said that the reduction is part of a cost saving strategy. The company has not given any information about the timescale of the job cuts but the spokesperson stated that “the business is committed to fully supporting” the employees who are affected by the redundancies.

Wickes Building Supplies Limited has 246 stores across the UK and employs 7,000 people.


  • 15 May 2018: BBC News
  • 15 May 2018: Retail Gazette
  • 16 May 2018: DIY Week
  • 15 May 2018: This is Money


Eurofound (2018), Wickes Building Supplies Limited, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94207, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94207.