46 Preston jobs lost in City Link administration
Forty six jobs will go at City Link's Preston depot as part of the courier's administration, leaving just six employees at the site.Nationwide, 2,356 redundancies were announced across the company’s UK sites, with just 371 retained to deal with the parcels that remain within its network, and to assist the joint administrators in realising assets and winding down operations.
** UPDATE **It was announced on January 7 that the six remaining Preston employees would be made redundant over the following week, and the depot permanently closed on January 15.
Rival parcel delivery service DX later paid £1.25m for City Link's assets, including cages, scanners and intellectual property. The company said it would do "all we can to provide opportunities for former City Link employees and contractors and to offer solutions to customers who may need a new carrier".Hunter Kelly, joint administrator of City Link Limited, said: “It is with regret that we have to announce substantial redundancies at City Link Limited, which ceased accepting new parcels on 24 December 2014. The Company endured substantial losses, which ultimately became too great for it to continue as a going concern, and City Link Limited entered administration following an unsuccessful sale process." Employees affected by redundancy will be offered appropriate advice and support in making claims for redundancy and notice pay. The administrators have also provided employees with contact details for enquiries regarding redundancy and claims for redundancy.