Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North West; Greater Manchester; Greater Manchester North
Location of affected unit(s)
Transportation / Storage
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation, Postal And Courier Activities
Warehousing And Support Activities For Transportation
52.10 - Warehousing and storage

300 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
15 April 2019
Employment effect (start)
15 April 2019
Foreseen end date
13 June 2019


Sports Direct, the UK-based sports- and leisurewear retailer announced on 15 April that it is closing a warehouse in Wigan, Manchester on 13 June, with a loss of 300 jobs. 150 people, who are employed directly by Sports Direct are being made redundant - another 150 of the affected staff are employed by agencies. The regional secretary of the GMB union said: 'This closure is another body blow for the North-West – caused by a company with a track record of putting profits before people.' He added that GMB was determined to ensure that members receive the redundancy pay they were entitled to.



Eurofound (2019), Sports Direct, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 97603, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97603.