After an agonising week of uncertainty, 117 workers were told that they were to be re-employed by Tom Scott’s Jacksons group.Dealer principal at Jacksons Paul Collier said that a management team had been appointed from former Five Oaks managers who had gone back and conducted interviews with their former employees over the weekend.
At a press conference on Friday Jacksons owner Tom Scott said that he hoped to save the jobs of 200 of the 250 staff formerly employed in Jersey and Guernsey if he secured all the franchises held by Five Oaks.
Of those 250, 150 were employed in Jersey.Meanwhile, the first of what is expected to be a long list of creditors seeking money from Five Oaks was in the Royal Court on Saturday to try to recover his money.Two judgments were made against the collapsed garage business for a total of just over £31,000.
The plaintiff, Christopher Le Bonniec, claimed that he had not been paid for work done for Five Oaks and Ruette Braye at his St Brelade vehicle repair business.And the police are investigating the theft of £5,000 worth of parts and equipment from Five Oaks premises in St John.
The haul included an industrial yellow Karcher steam cleaner worth £1,295.
It is thought that the thieves struck some time between last Wednesday afternoon and Friday.