Lord Alan Sugar has tweeted his sadness to hear about electronics company Comet going in to administration and revealed a personal connection to the highstreet store:
Sad to see the demise of Comet . They were my first serious trade customer when I started my first electronics factory in the early 70's
The large distribution hub in Harlow in Essex has become the biggest Comet site so far to close, with 172 people losing jobs.
Around 6,500 retail jobs are under threat as electricals chain Comet became the latest casualty on the high street.