Tagged with Economic Crisis

Down but not out: Jireh Books and Gifts, Lancashire

THE ECONOMIC CRISIS has hit another Christian retailer as Jireh Books and Gifts of Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, have been forced to close the shop down due to the rising costs of rents and other circumstances beyond their control. The shop closed its doors at the end of April, but Dawn Parkes, who owns the business, is not … Continue reading

Scripture Union to Shed up to 25 Jobs

Scripture Union, perhaps best known as publishers of daily Bible reading notes and holiday club resources, issued the press release shown below on Wednesday 16th September, announcing up to 25 job cuts in a major shake up intended “to create a more cost-effective, flexible, mission-focused organisation” Continue reading

Crunch Hits STL

Yesterday, 7th January 2009, STL announced a major top-level restructuring, placing the blame squarely upon “the global economic crisis”: Over the past twelve months this country has suffered the effects of the global economic crisis, from which the Christian sector is not immune. Due to the need to address the serious downturn in trading, both … Continue reading