Staff at the Phones 4u shop in Huddersfield town centre have lost their jobs.
It has been revealed that the store at King Street is among more than 360 Phones 4u outlets across the UK to close down with the loss of 1,679 jobs. The shops to close also include ones in Leeds, Wakefield, Barnsley, Doncaster and Sheffield.
Administrators at PricewaterhouseCoopers are retaining a further 720 staff to help wind-down the business.
Rob Hunt, joint administrator and partner at PwC, said: “It is with much regret that we have today made the difficult decision to close a large number of stores. It is a very sad day for the staff working at those locations and our thoughts are with them. We will make every effort to help the affected staff.”
The mobile phone retailer collapsed after three major networks decided to end their contracts with the firm. EE has agreed to buy 58 Phones 4u stores, saving 359 jobs while Vodfafone is taking on 140 outlets to save 900 posts.