12:55 Tuesday 05 November 2013

Future is uncertain for Ely's Blockbuster store

Written byJORDAN DAY

Staff at Ely’s Blockbuster store face an uncertain future after the major chain went into administration for a second time.

The DVD and games rental company collapsed for the first time in January but was sold to Gordon Brothers Europe in March.

However bosses of that firm have now called in the administrators.

Staff at Ely’s branch in High Street were unable to speak to Ely News about the future but the company insists its remaining 264 stores will continue to trade while a buyer is sought.

Redundancies are being made at the firm’s headquarters however.

Frank Morton, CEO of Gordon Brothers Europe, said: “Since the acquisition we have worked extremely hard to reignite the Blockbuster brand, make our investment work and put the business on a viable footing.

“Despite our best efforts, we regret that we are now forced to make some redundancies and would like to thank any affected employees for their support during the last six months.”

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