Fears for Go Outdoors as business with 2,400 staff files for court protection

JD Sports has filed for court protection for its subsidiary Go Outdoors to keep creditors at bay as it mulls over what to do with the business. The news follows reports over the weekend that JD Sports was on the brink of plunging its struggling subsidiary into administration. “The group can confirm that it has considered a number of strategic options for Go and that Go’s directors have lodged the notice in court,” bosses said in a statement. Bosses thought they could do better by opening a warehouse in Cheshire in February last year, but they were later forced to acknowledge that this hit the ability to replenish shops.