More employment misery for Jones Bootmakers staff

Jones Bootmakers' office in Eastbourne where redundancies are being made
Jones Bootmakers' office in Eastbourne where redundancies are being made

Staff at Eastbourne-based shoe retailer Jones Bootmaker, who were hoping to relocate to London when the firm closes its Maple Road site, have now been told plans to open in the capital have been scrapped.

Last year, Jones Bootmaker, and sister company Brantano, made redundancies among Eastbourne staff who did not want to relocate to a new hub in Leicestershire with some planning to move to a new office in London when it opened.

This week the company said “with regret” it had now decided not to open a London office and will maintain its Eastbourne base only until the New Year.