HMV boss Trevor Moore made redundant

HMV store Deloitte said the latest job cuts were a difficult but necessary move

HMV's chief executive has been made redundant by administrators in charge of restructuring the failing music and DVD retailer.

Trevor Moore, previously boss of camera firm Jessops - another recent High Street casualty - was among 60 people made redundant from HMV's head offices.

HMV entered administration in January and the closure of 66 stores across the UK was announced on Thursday.

That move puts the jobs of nearly 1,000 staff at risk.

Administrators Deloitte said the latest cuts across the head office network at Eastcastle Street in London, Marlow and Solihull had been "a difficult decision, but a necessary one in restructuring the business".

Deloitte still hopes to sell the business on but it is likely to become a much smaller operation.

HMV currently has 220 stores in the UK, employing about 4,000 staff.

When administrators were called in last month Mr Moore said he was convinced that the music chain could be saved, and that he hoped to remain involved in the business in the future.

He took over as HMV chief executive in August last year, moving from camera retailer Jessops, which also went into administration in January and has ceased trading.

More on This Story

The BBC is not responsible for the content of external Internet sites

More Business stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

Elsewhere on the BBC

  • FordFactory facelift

    Watch as the plant that makes Ford's legendary F-150 undergoes a total overhaul

Programmes

  • Models of roads and cars on a bridgeThe Travel Show Watch

    A world in miniature - behind the scenes at one of the world’s largest model railways

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.