Gone! The top 30 retailers the UK high street has lost in the last 20 years

Unlucky or disastrously managed? You decide. We share the biggest retail names that went bust and the circumstances that led to their demise

Death and taxes are the inevitabilities of life. You can also guarantee that some businesses will fail. And while luck plays a part, management hubris and calamitous financial control figure at least as prominently. The question is, what can we all learn? From HMV and Jessops, back through Woolworths and Borders, and fondly remembering C&A and Our Price, business recovery and insolvency practitioners Real Business Rescue have compiled a retrospective that should make any business owner take note.

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