Trafford Council has expressed serious concerns after news that the owners of the Trafford Centre have gone into administration.
Intu, which is Trafford’s biggest employer, went into administration this afternoon after having talks with potential lenders.
The Council is concerned about the impact on the borough in terms of potential job losses and the collapse of businesses.
Intu, which owns 16 other shopping centres across the country, will continue to trade and shoppers are encouraged to support the centre.
Intu has filed to appoint James Robert Tucker, Michael Robert Pink and David John Pike from KPMG as administrators for the company.
Cllr James Wright, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for housing and regeneration, said:
The news this afternoon that Intu has gone into administration is a devastating blow for the company, all the businesses and, of course, the employees and the borough as a whole.
Our thoughts go out to all the staff and business owners who are concerned about their future following this terrible news. Trafford Council will do all it can to help people who could potentially lose their jobs. The centre is continuing to trade under the administrators and I would urge people in the borough to continue to shop there and support the businesses.”
Trafford Council has a number of employment support programmes to help those who may lose their jobs as a result of the centre going into administration.
Employment support can be found on the Council’s website and those wishing to receive a copy of the weekly jobs bulletin we send out can email email@example.com to be added to the mailing list. The bulletin contains information on available job, apprenticeship, training and volunteering opportunities in Trafford as well as where to go for support to get back into work.
Posted on Friday 26th June 2020