Jobs shed as PC Science pared to bone

150 lose their jobs – announcement of sale expected soon

PC Science, the assembler that went into receivership last week, has laid off 150 staff. This leaves 30 workers to run the North Yorkshire company while a buyer is sought the receivers, KPMG, said in a statement today. Adverts have been placed in the national press and KPMG said it was talking to several interested parties with a view to selling the business as a going concern. Last week, the supermarket giant Asda – a key customer of PC Science – told The Register that the system builder was to be sold this week. This was an exclusive story. According to today's statement: "Peter Terry of KPMG was unable to indicate at this stage whether a sale of the business could be achieved." "The receivers anticipate being able to make a further announcement by the end of next week," it added. ® Other PC Science stories that have appeared in The Register: 8 July: Receivers go into PC Science 9 July: Buyer for defunct PC Science?

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