Nearly 200 jobs under threat at Hatfield fashion chain

ALMOST 200 Hatfield workers face an uncertain future after a fashion retailer went into administration. Bay Trading was split from parent company Alexon, which also owns Dash, Ann Harvey and Kaliko, on Friday. The womenswear chain employs around 180 wor

ALMOST 200 Hatfield workers face an uncertain future after a fashion retailer went into administration.

Bay Trading was split from parent company Alexon, which also owns Dash, Ann Harvey and Kaliko, on Friday.

The womenswear chain employs around 180 workers at its head office in Frobisher Way on Hatfield Business Park and around 1,000 workers in 268 shops.

Stores including the one in the Howard Centre, WGC, continue to trade, as a buyer is sought.

Chief executive Jane McNally said: "It's with deep sadness we've reached the position we're in today.

"Everyone at Bay Trading has worked very hard to try and turn it around and I'd like to thank all those who have been involved.