Helston's Peacocks store to remain trading
8:30am Saturday 3rd March 2012 in Business
One of the last remaining clothes stores in Helston has been saved after being taken over by another national company.
Peacocks in Coinagehall Street was under threat after the chain of stores went into administration in January.
It was therefore with relief that staff at the Helston branch greeted this week’s news of a takeover by the Scottish-based Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group.
The company has stepped in to save 6,000 jobs nationally, including ten in Helston.
Store manager Lisa Croxen said: “We are all pleased to have our jobs safe. We’re very relieved.”
She confirmed that despite being bought by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, the store would continue to run as a Peacocks and was expected to sell a similar range of clothes.
“It’s good news for the town. Helston really can’t afford to lose anything else at the moment,” said Lisa. “It would have been a big gap in the town had we not been here.”
The branch has been given strong support from customers since news broke of the company going into administration, with a petition against its closure receiving a large number of signatures.
“We’d like to say thank you to all our regulars and everybody who gave us support during the administration period,” said Lisa. “We’re asking for everybody’s continued support really, to prove our worth to the new owners.”
She said while stock was bit lower than normal, due to difficulties over deliveries during the administration period, now the new owners were in place she expected new stock in soon.