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Hundreds of jobs at risk nationwide as Crawley based Evans Cycles gets bought by Sports Direct

The new owner is set to close half the stores following its acquisition of the struggling firm.

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It’s a dark week for the bike chain.  Following the firm being placed into administration it has now been sold to Sports Direct International.

Then it was announced that in order to save the business they would likely close half of the stores.

This would mean the loss of hundred of jobs across the country but with no information yet as to which sites will close it leaves hundreds more with an uncertain future.

The chain which is almost 100 years old has been looking for a buyer following the news that their management team said they needed £20m in order to turn the business around.

With so much competition online the chain has struggled to continue to grow and to retain its customer base meaning that despite a tiny rise in sales last years there was still a loss.

It is hoped that with the new owner will be able to breathe new life into the firm.

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B&M to open on 13th April in County Mall Crawley and there are jobs available!

It will be the second B&M store for the town and will open in the former BHS site.

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It will certainly be a welcome boost to the local economy as a brand new store opens in the town.

Opening at 9am on Saturday 13th April, more than 50 jobs are being created.

A spokesperson from B&M said:

“We’re feeling really positive about the creation of more jobs for local people and we hope customers are going to be delighted with their new store.

“We are all really excited to get the doors open and welcome our new customers through the door in the a few weeks.”

Job roles are now advertised on the B&M careers website and range from sales assistant, to floor managers and cleaners.

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