Thursday, 5 May 2011

Focus DIY employees face uncertain future

Today’s announcement means that Focus DIY employees face uncertain future. With Focus DIY going into administration there is a real risk that if a buyer cannot be found they could cease trading completely. For the sake of all the staff, suppliers and service companies as well as consumer choice, let’s hope they survive.

With nearly 4,000 employees across 178 Stores there could be a lot of people affected. Even if the administrators find a buyer the future for the staff will remain uncertain for a time as there will inevitably be changes made. Perhaps some stores will need to close and depending on whom eventually acquires the Company there may be the amalgamation of functions between Focus DIY and the new owners.

While Focus DIY has enjoyed growth over its 24 year history to become a £450m turnover Company the depressed housing market has proven to be just too challenging.

With this whole Building / DIY sector as depressed as it is, should the worst happen; many employees will be forced to look into different occupations completely. Changing career direction can be challenging but it can be done of course. The Kleeneze business is an example of an opportunity that anyone can start-up irrespective of their background or experience with the opportunity to develop an income that most employees would never achieve in a conventional job. For further information visit

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