Thomas Cook: Former Chichester branch reopens under new ownership

The former Thomas Cook Chichester branch has been reopened to the public under new ownership and all staff members 'have been offered their positions back'.

Friday, 25th October 2019, 2:37 pm
Updated Friday, 25th October 2019, 5:21 pm
This week, signs have appeared on the window of the former Thomas Cook shop in East Street, reading: "This store is now re-open as Hays Travel. Please come in and see us."

Hundreds of jobs with Thomas Cook were saved after Hays Travel purchased the collapsed company’s network of shops.

It has been confirmed that 404 of the former Thomas Cook stores in the UK were bought by Hays Travel earlier this month, with the Official Receiver reporting that hundreds who lost their jobs would be offered work. Read more here

This week, signs have appeared on the window of the former Thomas Cook shop in East Street, reading: "This store is now reopen as Hays Travel. Please come in and see us."

Hays, which is the country’s largest independent travel retailer, also has a shop in South Street. Both shops in the city will be kept open, 'running as normal', the company confirmed.

A Hays spokesperson said: "We are delighted to confirm that the Chichester and Bognor Regis branches are two of the 404 former Thomas Cook [shops] that have now reopened as Hays Travel.

"The staff all have been offered their positions back."