Internal restructuring
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

136 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
14 June 2018
Employment effect (start)
2 July 2018
Foreseen end date
2 July 2018


Bed retailer Mattressman has announced plans to close 14 of its 25 stores, which will result in the loss of 136 jobs. As of 2 July 2018, the company, based in Norfolk, will close stores in Birmingham, Chingford, Corby, Coventry, Ipswich, Isle of Wight, Leicester, Lincoln, Manchester, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Rotherham, Thanet and York. Under the terms of the company voluntary arrangement (CVA), the remaining stores will stay open and a spokesperson for the company said that it was hoped this restructuring would bring about a change in fortune. The company will concentrate on online sales as well as its smaller Norfolk stores, which have traditionally performed well.


  • 14 June 2018: BBC Website
  • 14 June 2018: The Lowestoft Journal


Eurofound (2018), Mattressman, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 94534, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/94534.