La Senza to enter administration

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A LINGERIE shop in Skegness faces an uncertain future after bosses announced that they are to enter administration.

The chain, which holds a branch inside the Hildreds, stated that trading conditions across the nation are to blame for the move.

Glenis Brown, chairman of Skegness and District Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is absolutely a surprise.

“I had just heard that it was putting some big investments into La Senza last week.

“This is a lovely shop and it will be sad if it does go,” she added.

Glenis also felt that shop closures were ‘very frightening’ but in terms of the economy, she felt it was something the nation ‘would get through’.

The retailer intends to find an administrator over a ten-day period in accordance with the UK Insolvency Act.

Mayor of Skegness Coun Steve Kirk, said: “It is always sad when we lose a shop.

“We need the shops for jobs in our town.”

Coun Kirk also commented that he thought the management at the Hildreds would ‘quickly’ put another shop in the unit if it did close.

La Senza holds 146 stores and 18 concessions across the UK. All of them are planning to trade as normal, with no redundancies or closures planned.