Wren Kitchens offers jobs to redundant staff of failed furniture firm

Wren Kitchens is offering jobs to the staff at Hull-based furniture firm Kingstown Furniture, which has closed with the loss of 280 jobs.

Kingstown Furniture had two trading arms – Kingstown Furniture Limited and Consort Furniture Limited – and was a long-established business in Hull, employing 280 people.

The business specialised in the manufacturer of a range of bedroom and dining furniture and supplied many well-known, high street names as well as local retailers across the UK.

Wren Kitchens has vacancies at its three manufacturing facilities in Barton-upon-Humber, Scunthorpe and Howden, and office staff roles at its headquarters.

When Kitchens, which employs over 2,000 staff locally, said the available roles are for machine operators; electrical and mechanical engineers; other manufacturing roles; delivery drivers; head office roles and administrative roles..

A Wren Kitchens spokesperson said: “We have plenty of existing opportunities and are prepared to create new positions for staff who may be losing their jobs at Kingstown, which is a well-established business that employs talented people. We feel it is important to keep manufacturing alive and help the Humber region.

“Wren is continuing to expand, creating 17 new showrooms nationwide in 2019, and manufacturing and delivering around 2000 kitchens a week, so we are always looking to recruit good people.

“Last year, Wren Kitchens was named the second-best place to work in the UK by Indeed.com, the world’s largest jobs website. We are a passionate family-run business and proud of our record as an employer”.