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

185 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
8 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
8 June 2018
Foreseen end date


Furniture retailer Fabb Sofas has announced that it is closing with immediate effect leading to the loss of all 185 jobs. The decision to appoint administrators followed an unsuccessful search for a buyer for the business. Efforts to find a buyer will continue though at present all nine stores across England and Scotland are closed and will not take further orders. The status of existing orders is uncertain; if a buyer is found it is thought that the company may be able to fulfil some or all of the existing order book.


  • 8 June 2018: Croydon Advertiser
  • 11 June 2018: The News


Eurofound (2018), Fabb Sofas, Bankruptcy in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94530, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94530.