Frodsham store saved from closure

TEN members of staff at the Frodsham’ branch of The Original Factory Shop (TOFS) were given a pre-Christmas boost with the news that their jobs have been saved.
They looked set to face redundancy from January 4 when it was feared the shop, in Eddisbury Square, would close.
But more than 1,000 people signed a petition in a bid to save the store and the matter was taken up by Weaver Vale MP Mike Amesbury and local Labour election candidates Mike Garvey and Michelle Parker.
TOFS is a national chain of more than 200 stores and earlier this year indicated that it would be closing down some branches to restructure the company and put it on a firmer financial footing. About 30 stores were closed and the future of the Frodsham branch was uncertain.
But Mr Amesbury wrote to the firm’s chief executive, Emma Fox, expressing fears about the impact such a move would have on Frodsham’s high street and on jobs in the town.
She has now written back to say the store will now be remaining open.
Mr Amesbury said: “This is fantastic news.
“I know people in the community and staff were worried about the store’s future, and particularly around the festive season nobody wants to be worried about their job security.
“Our high streets up and down the country have endured a tough time over the last few years so it’s  good to see Frodsham bucking that trend.”

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  1. Well done to all the people that signed the petition, and to MP Mike Amesbury for his help. This is truly wonderful news for the community and staff of The Original Factory Shop..

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