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12 months on

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26 November 2009

12 months on

So here we are, one year on from that fateful day when we found out that our beloved Woolworths  was in administration and it saw the highest single round of job losses in the UK. I'm not sure where the time has gone? I receive a daily Retail Week update which tells me what the latest news and views are - and today, 12 months after Woolworths went, I see that Borders has confirmed that the paperwork for administration was completed yesterday and we expect an announcement today or tomorrow. I have no doubt that it will be bought out in one form or another but there will be casualities. As 2009 draws to a close I shall be reflecting on the events of the year as will so many of us - what changes! I can recall the sleepless nights and upsets of a year ago vividly - we were staring at administration and the closure of our own Savekers Limited which ended up happening several months later. I know now that I am in a far better place than I was this time last year - and many of those that also lost jobs as a result of our administration have  said that it's openned the door to new opportunities and ventures. No one could prepare me for what happened but I'm a stronger person now and more aware of the wider world. I wish all those that have experienced similar things in the last 12 months much happiness and success on their new journey - if you've not got to that stage yet, I promise it can be for the best even if you can't see it right now.