United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Retail Trade, Except Of Motor Vehicles And Motorcycles
Retail Sale Of Food, Beverages And Tobacco In Specialised Stores
47.24 - Retail sale of bread, cakes, flour confectionery and sugar confectionery in specialised stores

100 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
19 December 2019
Employment effect (start)
19 December 2019
Foreseen end date


Sayers The Bakers, the UK-based bakery and chain of baker’s shops entered administration on 18 December 2019. Although the company was bought out of administration the following day and 1,400 of its employees were transferred to a new firm, it was announced that 100 employees would be made redundant because 11 shops were to be closed down. A representative of the administrators said: ‘We are doing everything we can to support these employees’.

Sayers The Bakers was established in 1912 and had 167 shops under the brand names Sayers, Poundbakery and Poundcafe across the North of England, North Wales and the Midlands.



Eurofound (2019), Sayers The Bakers, Merger/Acquisition in United Kingdom, factsheet number 99504, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99504.