Planet X sheds 'almost half' its staff. Brexit blamed. - Dirt

Mountain Biking Magazine



Planet X sheds ‘almost half’ its staff. Brexit blamed.

More EU fallout

Planet X has made almost half of its staff redundant, reports BikeBiz.

Brexit has been blamed for the cuts to the Yorkshire based company that employs 118 people. However, the article paints a picture of a company that has been struggling since before the June referendum.

The article states: “Its last accounts show an annual turnover of £18.3 million, and profit of £109,689. In 2015 the company made a loss of £86,594 on a turnover of £20 million.” Planet X also closed its loss making American operation in January and has lost 24 staff since 2015.

Planet X specialises in road bike but owns mtb brand On One

It’s unclear why Brexit is being blamed but it is likely to be due to the falling value of the pound.

Whether or not Brexit is the cause of the job losses, times are clearly tough in the bike industry as 300 at Chain Reaction Cycles lost their jobs last week, our thoughts go out to those affected. Around the referendum we spoke to a number of key figures in the British bike industry about how it would affect them, you can read that here. Read Bike Biz’s full story here.


Newsletter Terms & Conditions

Please enter your email so we can keep you updated with news, features and the latest offers. If you are not interested you can unsubscribe at any time. We will never sell your data and you'll only get messages from us and our partners whose products and services we think you'll enjoy.

Read our full Privacy Policy as well as Terms & Conditions.