One of the UK’s best-known leisure centres has gone into administration, with 20 people at the Milton Keynes headquarters being made redundant.
Rileys Sports Bars Limited runs a range of multi-leisure sports venues, specialising in snooker and pool, as well as darts, bingo and screen sports.
15 other sites have also been closed - a quarter of the Rileys portfolio - with a further 104 people losing their jobs at bars including Luton, Manchester, Cardiff, Coatbridge, Derby, Edinburgh, Exeter, Guildford, Hull, Peterborough, Plymouth, Rugby, Scunthorpe and Wigan.
The future of the remaining 400 jobs and 44 branches remain in the balance.
Deloitte have been appointed as administrators and the remaining sites will continue to operate for the time being.
Rob Harding, Deloitte partner and joint administrator, said: “Following our appointment it has been necessary for us to implement certain cuts immediately.
“We are now working to stabilise the business following our appointment whilst we consider our options for securing the best outcome for the Company’s creditors.
“The remaining sites continue to trade as normal and we appreciate the co-operation and support of the Company’s employees, landlords, customers and other key stakeholders.”