Shop fittings specialist The Alan Nuttall Partnership has announced it’s set to axe over 200 jobs across the company’s two sites – at Hall Street, Dudley, and Hinckley in Leicestershire.
The firm, which employs more than 500 people, views the move, which will be its second round of redundancies in four months, as necessary to secure its future as the group battles the rise in online shopping.
Employees were told in personal emails and letters on Friday.
The company produces interiors and display units, from design through to manufacture and installation, for clients such as M&S, Morrisons, Asda, Homebase and Costa
In a statement, managing director, Nino Calandra, said: “We have invested time and resource to try and move into new sectors to reduce our dependence on the retail sector but sadly this doesn’t happen overnight, although we hope we will see the benefits of these actions in the near future.
“Sadly we have no option. We need to do this to live to fight another day.”