Leader Statement on Wilko entering Administration.

Leader Statement on Wilko entering Administration.

A statement from Cllr James Naish, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council on Wilko’s entering Administration.


This is a tremendously sad day, both for Wilko staff, many of whom live in our District and Britain’s high streets, which face losing yet another major retailer.

As a Council, we are ready to support local employees wherever we can in what will be an incredibly difficult and unsettling time for them.

“Our offer to meet with Wilko Leadership remains on the table and we urge them to engage with the Council and our partners to support staff throughout this process.

“We support finding a buyer as quickly as possible and Bassetlaw District Council will actively welcome discussions with any party considering supporting this much-loved brand.”

Last Updated on Wednesday, August 30, 2023