Chesterfield’s Robinsons Caravans Shuts Down, Leaving 16 Jobless

In a sudden move that has shocked the local community and customers alike, Robinsons Caravans in Chesterfield has closed its doors “with immediate effect,” leading to the layoff of 16 employees.

The announcement came from administrators on Friday, marking the end of a business that has been a staple in the Brimington area for over 60 years.

Customers seeking to reclaim touring vans left for repairs were met with closed gates, causing confusion and concern.

Tensions rose as some customers found themselves locked in, while others were denied entry.

The situation escalated until police intervention allowed for the gates to open, enabling customers to collect their caravans.

The closure was confirmed by Interpath Advisory, appointed as financial administrators, who stated that “certain parts” of Robinsons Caravans and its assets had been sold to Storebon Holdings Limited, part of the Couplands Caravans group.

This sale resulted in the preservation of nine jobs at Robinsons’ Worksop dealership, with those employees transferring to the new owner.

However, the Chesterfield site was not included in the transaction, leading to its immediate closure and the redundancy of 16 staff members.

Ryan Grant, managing director at Interpath Advisory and joint administrator, cited “high cost inflation and fragile consumer confidence” as challenges facing many businesses in the leisure sector, contributing to the closure of Robinsons Caravans.

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